Open call: Mothership NY artist residency award

Dedicated to bringing art from elsewhere to New York, NOoSPHERE Arts’ international team of artists and curators keeps seeking new ways to accomplish our goal: to offer the U.S. audience access to current art from other countries and to bring creative people together for artistic cross-pollination and transnational collaborations.
NOoSPHERE Arts’ current presentation platforms include Mothership NYC, a live-work space with a huge outdoor stage in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Also founded and run by NOoSPHERE Arts’ director, this community of international creatives has a complementary mission: “to support and promote artists across multiple disciplines through residencies, public shows and collaborative opportunities; build sustainable transnational artist networks; and help retain creative forces in New York City.”

In collaboration with the Mothership Crew, we are pleased to offer the annual grant program NOoSPHERE Arts Residency Award: Once a year, we provide a month-long residency free of charge to one talented international artist or curator. Selected by a committee of peers, the award winner will spend their time on board Mothership NYC developing a creative project for presentation to the NYC audience under the aegis of NOoSPHERE Arts.

We are open to all media, but the private workspace onboard Mothership is most suitable for the following disciplines: visual art, painting, drawing, writing, film, theater, dance, performing arts, filmmaking, animation, new media, and curatorial. This opportunity is open to artists of all nationalities.

The resident stays in private living quarters in our live-work community housing 5-6 artists total.
The private workspace comes with a desk, easel, bare walls to work on and WiFi. Kitchen, lounge, and bathrooms are shared. For pictures of the space, please see

Financial Support:
The award winner receives one month’s free accommodation in private live-work space. We will also cover the reception costs and assistance with logistics for awardee’s final show. Travel costs, art supplies and living expenses are award winner’s own responsibility.

Residency Programming:
~ For our monthly salons, we invite fellow artists and other creatives/cultural workers for an open-air art party/intimate indoor gathering where residents present their work to a very receptive audience of local artist peers and other arts professionals and appreciators.
~ We occasionally host artists’ dinners for our international and NYC-based creative colleagues
~ During the warm months, we use our roof deck as a stage for creative productions across several disciplines
~ Collaborative productions can potentially also be hosted on our sister platform, Last Frontier NYC and/or the surrounding rooftop stages against a backdrop of the Manhattan Skyline
~ An open studio event may be organized during your stay, including participation in the neighborhood-wide, Greenpoint Open Studios weekend

Artist Contribution:
We expect the awardee to give a slide talk about their work at Mothership’s monthly artists’ salon
and to present their residency project at a public event towards the end of their month-long stay.

Residency Period:
One month in the year after submission.

For complete submission guidelines, please go to:


More information and how to apply here


Deadline: 04/02/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: US/Eastern)

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