Application Process — 2024 Residency Open Call

2024 Residency Dates: February 1  2024 – December 15, 2024

Open call is now live

Deadline to apply is November 30, 2023

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by January 15, 2024




2024 Artist Selection Committee:

Each year Silver Art Projects assembles an esteemed independent committee of curators, arts professionals, artist mentors, social justice visionaries and activists to review the applicants and select artists for the residency program. Silver Art's selection process focuses on artistic excellence, ability to create within the parameters of a large office building, diversity of overall artistic practice, and the artist's need and potential to benefit from the residence program.


  • Open Call Application



    Our goal is for artists to grow throughout their time with us.  At Silver Art Projects, growth translates into expanding practice and amplifying impact. For up to 10 months each year, artists in the cohort can devote resources to creating without the economic pressures of NYC studio rent. Everyone at Silver Art Projects - our staff, supporters and funders, mentor artists, workshop speakers, thought leaders, collectors and arts professionals – come to learn about the artist cohorts creating at the World Trade Center. 



    We assembled a committee of curators, artist mentors, social justice visionaries and activists to review the applicants and select Silver Art's 2022 cohort. 



    *The studios are on the entire 28th floor of 4 World trade center and are spectacular!
    *Artists will receive a $1,200 stipend as part of the residency. 
    *Each studio space on the 28th floor is delineated by 8’ high partitions and is not enclosed with a door. The studio spaces range from 500 sq. ft. to 1,200 Sq.Ft. and Silver Arts Projects will assign based on a number of factors including the type of practice and needs. All studios have abundant natural light. 
    *Studio furnishings include a small locker, Dyson air fan, table, and chair. *Additional furnishings are also available, but limited. 
    *The World Trade Center site and building require extensive security measures for access due to the history of the events of 9/11. Access for artists is 24/ with key cards to artists only. Access for each and every visitor must be submitted in advance to Silver Art staff to be put into the building security system. The movement of objects is restricted to controlled areas of freight or messenger elevators and operating hours are Monday through Friday. No pets are allowed. 
    *Silver Art Projects, as a service to the artists and the organization, hosts and arranges periodic visits and tours of the studio spaces. Formal open studio days will be scheduled to connect artists with various people including Curators, Arts Professionals, Artist Peers, Press, Philanthropists, and Collectors. 
    *Sculptural practice is possible, however, there are no facilities for woodworking, casting, no heavy power tools, or separate fabrication areas. 

    *Artists are responsible for their own travel, housing, and living expenses. Silver Art Project can not sponsor visas for international artists and these must be obtained by the artist.

    *No crieteria restrictions to apply, other than you cannot be currently enrolled in school as an undergraduate or graduate student during the time of the residency.



    Can I hand deliver, mail, or email my application?
    No. All applications must be submitted using our online application system. We are unable to accept and will not review email or paper submissions.

    How long is the residency?
    Year-long residency.

    Are there fees associated with the residency?
    There are no fees. Studio space is provided free of charge.

    Does Silver Art Projects provide housing?
    No. Artists are responsible for their own travel, housing, and living expenses.

    What size of space will be available?
    Depending on experience and practice, artists will be awarded shared or individual studio spaces ranging between 500 - 1500 sqft. Communal space is also available for artists and their registered guests.

    What will be asked of residents?
    Nothing. This is unstructured studio time and not product-oriented. Artists are encouraged to host studio visits and are welcome to make their own studio hours. Most importantly, Silver Art Projects asks artists to immersive themselves with the cohort and local community.

    Will Silver Art Projects provide other equipment or other materials?
    Artists are asked to bring their own equipment and materials. Silver Art Projects will provide general studio furnishings (as listed above) and a stipend of $1,200. 

    Access to building - hours/days?
    The building has 24/7 security and will be accessible through identification badges. Artists are welcomed to invite guests so long as they are appropriately registered beforehand with building security.

    For all inquiries regarding Silver Art Projects, please email
  • 2024 Selection Committee