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Announcing Shandaken: Governors Island, a new artist residency


One year of free studio space on Governors Island for five cultural practitioners: application open through July 30.

Shandaken Projects and the Trust for Governors Island are proud to announce Shandaken: Governors Island, a new, free, interdisciplinary residency program. We invite cultural practitioners working in any media—including the visual arts, writing, dance, and more—and currently living in New York City to apply now through July 30.

Shandaken: Governors Island will award one year of free studio space on Governors Island to five residents at a time. Studios for the upcoming season are available October 15, 2018 through September 30, 2019.

Although the main focus of this collaboration is residents’ studio practice, participants will also be invited to explore, study, and learn about the island. These on-site experiences will result in public programming that residents will present to the island’s hundreds of thousands of visitors in summer 2019.

Located in the heart of New York Harbor between Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront, Governors Island is an unparalleled place for cultural practitioners to work. An eight-minute ferry ride away from Lower Manhattan, the island boasts 172 acres of public parkland, historic architecture, and wide-open views. It holds a uniquely important place in the history of New York, and is currently home to a robust cultural program.