Studio residency at the World Trade Center reserves space for formerly incarcerated artists

Hilarie M. Sheets, The Art Newspaper, February 2, 2022

Silver Art Projects, which operates a year-long residency program at the lower manhattan office complex, has recieved support for the initiative from Agnes Gund's Art for Justice Fund.


An artist residency housed in some of the most expensive real estate in the western hemisphere is prioritizing artists who were previously incarcerated. This spring Silver Art Projects will open applications for its third round of year-long residencies, offering free studio space at the World Trade Center starting in June, along with stipends and mentorship for disadvantaged artists. With the support of a recent grant from the Art for Justice Fund, around a quarter of the 25 spots available will henceforth be reserved for artists reentering life after prison. Read the full article on The Art Newspaper.