SHARP offers emerging artists a supportive environment to explore their creative development for two months. Artists are provided a studio space on the ground floor of a two-story, nineteenth-century cottage, which has bedrooms on the second level. The unique opportunity is situated within 83 parkland acres of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in the borough of Staten Island. The facility is connected to the art world of New York City, yet secluded from the urban center by a Harbor. Artists receive studio visits from guest artists and curators as part of a mentorship program. Participants are also encouraged to show recent work in the Cultural Center’s galleries or on the grounds. The Residency includes the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship that is funded by New York Community Trust, which provides support for talented, culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged young people who are seriously dedicated to a career in the arts. The Fellowship helps artists in all disciplines at the post-BFA college level to make the transition from formal training to professional careers.
Applications are due Monday, February 17, 2014 for the next cycle.