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Guidelines for Visual and Performing Arts

Image: Natalie Collette Wood, Swallowed by Nature, 2018, chicken wire, repurposed furniture, plants. Presented on the grounds of Wave Hill as part of the group exhibition Eco Urgency: Now or Never, 2021. Photo: Stefan Hagen.

Wave Hill presents the work of contemporary visual and performing artists who explore the interconnected relationships between nature, culture and site through solo and group exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill House, the Sunroom Project Space, on the grounds, and through the Winter Workspace residency 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. Please see the program descriptions, application instructions and deadlines below.

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Visual and Performing Arts

General Opportunities

Application Deadline: Friday, December 29 at 11:59 PM

Artists may submit work online in consideration for solo and group exhibition opportunities and the Winter Workspace residency program for the 2024-2025 season. Wave Hill curators review submissions and contact artists within three months after the deadline.

Glyndor Gallery
Two thematic group exhibitions are curated in Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery each year and may include new works created for the exhibition and/or existing artworks that are on loan. Glyndor Gallery consists of three adjacent rooms and ancillary spaces on the ground floor of the Georgian Revival house. Exhibitions generally combine painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, photography and some video; rooms are flexible with excellent natural light. For the 2024-2025 exhibition season, we are particularly interested in works that reflect on ecological themes, environmental justice and sustainable land art practices with a focus on the Bronx and the boroughs of New York City. We are also interested in works that consider the agricultural, social and cultural history of the pineapple (Ananas comosus) and its various symbols associated with, for example, hospitality, empire building and colonialism, among others.

Wave Hill House
Exhibitions in the historic Wave Hill House present two-dimensional works that engage with themes related to nature for a period of four to six months. Small group or solo exhibitions of painting, photography and works on paper are exhibited in the café, tearoom and/or reception areas of the busiest building at Wave Hill.

Winter Workspace Program
From January to April, Glyndor Gallery is transformed into studio workspaces for artists. Each year, twelve artists are invited to participate in a six-week residency session through a nomination process that includes artists who submit interest through General Opportunities. We encourage artists who are interested in studying Wave Hill's plant collection and history and responding to the site of Wave Hill to apply.

Winter Workspace residents are provided a workspace (not a living space) with daytime access, a financial stipend, project and professional development support, and the opportunity to share their practice with the public through open studios and public programs. In addition, Wave Hill curatorial staff organize studio visits with arts professionals including gallerists, curators and writers.

For the generated@wavehill program, curators invite an artist to create a temporal or site-specific project on the grounds of Wave Hill.

Visit our Exhibitions page to learn more about past and upcoming exhibitions and related programs.

2024 Sunroom Project Space

Applications are now closed. The applications for 2025 will open in Spring 2024.

The Sunroom Project Space provides an opportunity for emerging, New York-area artists to develop and exhibit a site-specific project as a solo show at Wave Hill. The exhibition spaces available for 2025 are the windowed Sunroom and Sun Porch in Glyndor Gallery and the Glyndor Terrace. Wave Hill seeks proposals for artist projects that engage with the site of Wave Hill (plant collection, histories and other aspects of the grounds) and the surrounding neighborhoods and communities of the Bronx.

Six artists will be selected for solo exhibitions and will receive an honorarium of $2,000, exhibition support and professional development. Artists will have six to twelve months to develop their ideas, create new work and participate in a Meet the Artist program during the exhibition.


  • Wave Hill welcomes applications from artists working across media;
  • Artists are in the early stages of their career;
  • Live within a 50-mile radius of the Bronx;
  • Students enrolled in a degree-granting program; artists with commercial gallery representation; and who have previously exhibited at Wave Hill are not eligible;
  • Artists may submit proposals for consideration online through SlideRoom. Applications are reviewed by a jury comprising Wave Hill’s curatorial staff, a guest curator and a previous Sunroom Project Space artist. Artists interested in applying are encouraged to visit Wave Hill and Wave Hill’s website and arts pages before applying;

Information Session: Monday, June 26 from 12 – 1 PM. RSVP to with the subject line "Sunroom Project Space Info Session."

Learn more about Wave Hill exhibitions here.

Questions? Email with subject “Sunroom Project Space 2024"

Performing Arts

Wave Hill has a rich tradition of performing arts both indoors and outside.

Click here for past seasons of indoor and outdoor concert series. 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 that we receive, we will only respond to those artists whose work suits the programs that are being planned. All unsolicited performing arts proposals must be sent through our submissions form here.