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Residence for Artists and Photographers in New York

Residence for artists and photographers in New York

Annually, the LightWork residence receives 12-15 photographers and visual media artists in New York. The organizers will provide a small apartment, a studio with a dark room, round-the-clock access to all workshop resources for one month.

At the time of application, you can choose the most convenient month for staying in residence. In addition to implementing their project, residents can give lectures and master classes to local students.

Deadline for residents of 2018 – July 1, 2017.

The scholarship is $ 5000.

The application fee is $ 10.


  • summary in pdf format;
  • recommendations, publications (if any) in pdf format;
  • 10-20 photos in the format of jpg 72 dpi and 1200 px in length. Not more than 5 MB each;
  • if you have a video, upload the files to mov, .wmv, .flv, .mp4 no more than 60 MB each or give a link to YouTube or Vimeo.

The work of each resident will be published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual.

You can also apply for a grant of $ 3000, but deadlines for submitting applications have not yet been announced. The grant program was founded in 1975 to support photographers, critics and photo historians in New York. In the application, you need to tell about yourself, provide a short biography for one paragraph, a summary and inform the jury of the purpose for which the grant will be spent. Conditions for producing media materials are the same as for residence.

Anyone who submits an application on the site will receive confirmation by mail. And in autumn the commission will send a letter to everyone who is enrolled.

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