2015 Residency Lab Guidelines

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Summer 2015 Residency Lab

The submission process for Soho20’s Summer 2015 Residency Lab is now closed. Applicants will be notified within six weeks of the deadline about the final results. Application instructions are below for reference.


Deadline: May 1, 2015

SOHO20’s new Residency Lab aims to foster open dialogue between working artist and visiting public. Cultivating possibilities of gallery as creative incubator, SOHO20’s full exhibition space will be offered to a selected artist as a studio from July 21 – August 22, 2015. The program is designed to support the creation of new work, while offering opportunities to experiment with notions of the studio practice on view, and active interactions with daily visitors. SOHO20 will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 6pm; the artist must be available to work in the gallery during open hours at least 3 days a week. The artist will be promoted through an individualized distributed postcard, as well as visibility on the SOHO20 website and email newsletters.  The artist will have the opportunity to give an artist talk mid way through the residency, and participate in the annual SOHO20 artist members’ group show in December 2015.


The gallery is located at 548 W. 28th St, in a contemporary art center among other commercial and non-profit galleries and organizations.  The gallery has 10” ceilings, and approximately 50’ of workable wall space, in addition to a multi-use moveable partition. The building is accessible 24/7. The gallery is a workspace only. There is absolutely no living allowed. Please note SOHO20 does not provide housing or transportation. 


  • SOHO20’s Summer 2015 Residency Lab is open to emerging and mid-career artists, both men and women, working in all disciplines, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation, and new media.
  • Artists should be able to maintain a relatively consistent schedule, and commit to at least 3 days a week in the gallery/studio, during regular gallery hours (12 -6pm, Tuesday – Saturday).
  • All applicants must be residents of the United States or have a valid visa not expiring before the end of the program, 18 years or older and may not be enrolled in any degree seeking program at the time of starting the residency.
  • Applicants may not be participating in another studio residency program at the same time as the SOHO20 Residency Lab.


CV: Please submit a one-page up-to-date CV. 

Artist Statement: Please describe your work and studio practice

Residency Objectives Statement: Describe your proposed projects, and how visitors might engage with your work as it is developing during the residency. Additionally, what are your expectations, and how you expect you will benefit from participating in the program?

Work Samples: Artists may upload up to 5 samples of their recent work. For visual artists, images should be JPEG format, no larger than 1000px. Multimedia artists can upload their work as .mpg, .mp4, or .mp3 files.

Work Sample Descriptions: Each uploaded file must be accompanied by a corresponding Work Sample Description that lists the Title, Production Year, Medium, and Dimensions of the artwork.

Application Fee: A $35 application fee is required with each application. This must be paid online in order for your submission to be complete.

A rotating panel of SOHO2O Gallery artist members will review applications and select finalists. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work and potential to actively utilize the studio as a space for development and creative interaction. Finalists will be asked to meet with the selection committee and present work samples in person, before the final selection is made. All finalists must be available to meet with the committee in order to be considered for selection for the residency.


Online Applications must be submitted by Friday May 1, 2015 before midnight. 


Notifications of the results will be sent via e-mail within six weeks of the May 1 deadline. Please do not contact the gallery to check on the status of your application.

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