This residency is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines across New York City. For four months the artists-in-residence will be given a studio in the Quinn Emanuel New York office to support their existing practice or a new project as appropriate.
At the end of the residency an exhibition will be held to display the works of the artist and at least one work will be incorporated into the permanent collection. The exhibition will be held in a location deemed appropriate for the work decided on between the artists and curator.
The residency will begin May 22, 2023 and conclude on August 25, 2023.
The artist-in-residence will receive $5,000 a month over the course of four months for a total of $20,000. In addition, Quinn Emanuel will provide an allowance of up to $1,500 for purchase of art materials.
The artist-in-residence will be an artist working with a distinct and new voice, with clear mastery of their media of choice. Preference will be given to artists who are in the early or middle stages of their career. The selection committee is interested in giving opportunity and a platform to underrepresented artists.
The artist-in-residence will have access to an office in a historic building across from Madison Square Park with a vibrant food and drink scene. The office will be available 24/7 and is close to the 6, N, Q, R and W trains.
After the residency is completed, an exhibition of the work will be mounted in a place decided on with the help of curator Alexis Hyde. Sales of the work will be determined in conversation as well.
Submissions for residency are now CLOSED
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- Proposal (500 words max) in body of email.
- Resume or CV, including contact information, PDF form.
- Digital portfolio, submitted in a single PDF, highlighting no more than 8 original works that represent the applicant’s style, quality, and practice over time.
- Total file size should not exceed 20MB.
- Links for applicable videos or media may be included in body of email.
- Residency begins May 2023
- Residency ends August 2023
- Exhibition begins September 2023
- Exhibition ends October 2023
What is the mission of this residency?
Quinn Emanuel offers a four-month studio residency for an emerging/underrepresented artist working in any medium. This is for artists working locally, in the New York area.
When is 2023 Artist-in-Residence Program Application due?
New York residency application is due 11:59 PM EST April 16, 2023
When does the residency begin and end?
The residency will begin May 22, 2023 and conclude on August 25, 2023
When does the corresponding show begin and end?
The corresponding show will be a month long after the culmination of the residency. Dates to be finalized closer to opening.
When is the next call for applications?
Will be announced soon.
Can I apply if I don’t live in the New York City?
This residency is for artists who live in New York City only.
Will the Artist-in-Residence program be in person or remote?
In person. The Quinn Emanuel New York office is taking appropriate steps to keep employees and guests safe. The plan, which follows the CDC and OSHA guidelines, will implement various protocols to ensure safety.
What are the hours of the studio?
It is located in a 24/7 secure building with keycard access.
Do you accept late applications?
We cannot accept applications after the due date.
Is there a fee to apply?
There is no fee to apply to the Artist-in-Residence program.
Do you accept international applicants?
Yes, the program accepts applications from artists working locally. Please note, however, that Quinn Emanuel cannot provide visas, nor can it sponsor international applicants. All international artists in the residency program must secure their own visas prior to their arrival.
What kinds of documents does the application require?
A resume (or CV), and a proposal. No word documents please; these materials should be consolidated into a single PDF file. In addition 8 consolidated into one file or link location and/or links to applicable videos.
When will I hear back about my application?
We expect to notify all applicants in May 2023.
Can I receive feedback or advice about my application?
We expect to receive hundreds of applications and, as a result, we are unable to provide individual feedback or advice.
How much does the residency award each artist?
The residency currently awards each artist a stipend of $20,000, paid out on a regular schedule over the course of four months. Material costs will also be covered up to $1,500 and there will be an exhibition where the choice to sell work is available and can be decided between the artist and Quinn Emanuel.
Do I have to work in a specific medium to apply?
No. Quinn Emanuel will accept applications from artists practicing in all mediums. However, please note that the studio is in an office building so nothing violating fire code may be permitted.
Do I need to have a specific project in mind before I apply?
No. You can apply with a portfolio of your works previously completed.
Can you tell me if I should apply?
Quinn Emanuel cannot advise you on your application.
Is there an education requirement for the residency?
No, there is no education requirement.
If I have a disability, how will the residency program accommodate me?
Quinn Emanuel recognizes that not all disabilities are visible and is willing to make accommodations based on the needs of the individual.
Does my application have to be in English?
Yes. Quinn Emanuel asks that all applicants submit their applications in English.
Who will be reviewing my application?
A selection committee appointed by curator Alexis Hyde and John Quinn.