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Guidelines for Visual and Performing Arts

Wave Hill presents the work of contemporary artists who explore the dynamic relationship between nature, culture and our site through exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill House, and the Sunroom Project Space, and through the Winter Workspace Program and generated@wavehill. Visual artists may apply online. Performing artists are invited to submit materials on a rolling basis to be considered for our concert and live arts series. Program descriptions and deadlines are below.

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Visual and Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. See form below.

Wave Hill has a rich tradition of performing arts indoors and out. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently not holding any performances with audiences and have cancelled the 2020-2021 indoor season. Plans for future Sunset Wednesday and Sonic Experience summer outdoor concert series will be dependent on NYS COVID-19 regulations.

Our past programs comprising our indoor concert series in Armor Hall from October to April and outdoor concert series on Wave Hill’s grounds on select summer evenings can be found here. Listen to playlists and experience more past performances here. Artists with projects that address the natural world are welcome to submit proposals for future consideration. Due to the high number of submissions we receive, we would respond only to those artists whose work fits the programs to be planned. All unsolicited performing arts proposals must be sent through our submissions form.

Sunroom Project Space

Applications are currently closed. Please check back in May 2021.

The Sunroom Project Space is a venue for New York-area emerging artists to develop a site-specific project as a solo exhibition in the windowed Sunroom or Sun Porch at Wave Hill. Artists are awarded an honorarium and have between six and twelve months to develop their ideas and to create new work for the project space. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wave Hill is honoring the commitment to 2020 Sunroom Project Space artists and exhibiting their projects in 2021.

General Opportunities

Applications are currently closed. Please check back in fall 2021.

Glyndor Gallery
Two or three thematic group exhibitions are curated for the spring through fall in Wave Hill’s Glyndor House. Artworks are borrowed or new works are created for exhibition. The gallery occupies three rooms and other ancillary spaces on the main floor of the Georgian Revival house. Exhibitions generally combine painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, photography and some video. The rooms are flexible with excellent natural light, but cannot be fully darkened. We are reviewing artists for future shows, with works that reflect themes related to nature.

Wave Hill House
Artists exhibit 2-D work on the walls of common areas in Wave Hill House for a period of 4 to 9 months. Artists will be selected to display a body of work in the café and reception area, and for small solo shows in the tea room. Paintings, drawings, prints and photographs that engage with themes related to nature will be considered for these spaces.

Winter Workspace Program
From January to March, the galleries are turned over to artists to use as studios for six-week sessions. We encourage artists who are interested in studying our plant collection and responding to the natural setting. Artists have an opportunity to share their practice with visitors through participatory workshops and open studios. This program is available to artists living in New York State and offers workspace, not living space. A nomination process is used to select artists for this program in addition to artists applying through General Opportunities.

Curators invite an artist to create a temporal project for the site through this program.

2021 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship

Applications are closed.

This one-year fellowship, administered on behalf of the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust, is awarded to two New York City-based artists, who are age 30 or younger and not enrolled in a degree-granting program nor been a Van Lier Fellow in another organization. The fellowship provides emerging artists from historically underrepresented populations with mentorship opportunities through regular contact with the curatorial staff. In addition to mentorship, the fellowship also provides professional development through meetings with artists and arts professionals to prepare and promote their projects and to define career paths over the course of the program. Each New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellow receives a $10,435 stipend, studio space during the six-week Winter Workspace Program and a solo show in the Sunroom Project Space.