We are pleased to announce the 2016 Open Call for Artists Alliance Inc’s LES Studio Program. Based in Lower Manhattan and supported by public funds, the LES Studio Program provides free three and six-month residencies to under-represented, emerging and mid-career artists. Artists of all disciplines – painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation, new media – are considered for fully-funded shared studio space in the historic Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center.

The residency offers 24-hour studio access, the opportunity to present work to curators and critics through AAI-organized studio visits, a curated exhibition at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space (located inside the Essex Street Market) and exposure to a broad general audience during bi-annual Open Studios.

Please note that the studio space is shared between 4 artists, each studio approx 170 sq ft and partitioned without a door. Artists currently without studio space are encouraged to apply.

Application is open to US and non-US residents

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