FST StudioProjects Fund was created in 2017 to fund studio rents for artists in New York City. The Fund helps to support and encourage local studio practice that is vital to the vibrance of the arts in New York City.
Applications for 2019 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until November 18, 2019 or until designated funds are distributed.
Only successful applicants will be contacted.
FST StudioProjects Fund is open to professional visual artists who are 21 years old or older.
Artists must have a current lease for a studio in New York City, but do not need to reside in New York City.
The artist studio cannot be residential.
Studios can be shared but the applicant’s name must be on the lease. No more than the percentage that the applicant is obligated to pay will be covered.
The applicant cannot be a part-time or full-time student.
The following must be submitted in order to be considered:
An up-to-date resume that includes: artist’s name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address along with exhibition and educational background.
Five to eight images of recent works. Artists working in video may submit a combination of up to two videos and up to five stills. Please write a description (of no more than 60 words) about the content of each image.
An artist statement of no more than 500 words describing your practice, your need for funding for your studio, and why you are committed to working in New York City.
Three references, including the name, email address, telephone number, and mailing address of each reference; references should be those who know you on a professional level and can comment on your recent work and artistic development.
A copy of the lease of current studio that names the applicant, the monthly cost, and lease start and end date. If the studio is shared, the applicant must still be named on the lease and the applicant should indicate the percentage of the rent that is due monthly.
All materials should be submitted through the online form via Submittable.