Interstate Projects Studio Program

Interstate Projects' studio residency program grants one artist a free 300 square foot studio space for a four-month period on site at the gallery. There are three residency periods that are open to artists based in the USA and internationally.* This is an open submission residency that will be selected by a juried panel.

Interstate Projects Studio Program
has been created to support artists in the face of unsustainable demands made by real estate and market effects on studio practices. Through this program, artists will have the opportunity to nurture experimentation and the conceptual incubation of ideas. This residency will give artists access to creative resources and networks in New York and its surrounding area through studio visits, critiques and introductions made through Interstate Projects’ network of peers.

Interstate Projects Studio Program is an extension of the gallery’s mission to nurture, challenge and push artist’s abilities within a healthy and un-capitalized zone of experimentation.


There are 3 residency periods:

January 1 - April 30, 2018 - Recipient: Em Rooney

Margaret Kross, Whitney Museum of American Art
Erin Somerville, Deputy Director and Curator, White Columns & Co-founder, Cleopatra's
James Michael Shaeffer, Director, Simon Lee Gallery


September 1st - December 31st, 2017 - Recipient: Roxanne Yamins
Korakrit Arunanondchai, Artist
Sue de Beer, Artist
Willa Nasatir, Artist

May 1st - August 31st, 2017 - Recipient: geetha thurairajah
Wendy Olsoff, Co-founder P.P.O.W. Gallery
Eli Ping
Colin Self

January 1st – April 30th, 2017 - Recipient: Daniel Pillis
Dora Budor, Artist
Dan Cameron, Independent Curator and Art Writer
Ebony L. Haynes, Director of Martos Gallery and Shoot The Lobster NY/LA
Jamian Juliano-Villani, Artist

August 1st – November 30th, 2016 - Recipient: Laurie Kang
Frank Benson, Artist
Chrissie Illes, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
Davida Nemeroff, Night Gallery

April 1st – July 31st, 2016 - Recipient: Libby Rothfeld
Tara Downs, Tomorrow Gallery
Rico Gaston, Artist
Ben Morgan-Cleveland, Artist/Dealer/Real Fine Arts



The studio is a private space and is approximately 300 square feet. The program is open to VISUAL ARTISTS in the USA and internationally.* There are no additional funds for materials, travel, or room and board. This space is not live-work and artists must find accommodations if they do not currently live in a commutable area.

Artists are expected to utilize the space on a regular basis during their residency period. Failure to do so will result in the request to terminate the program regardless of time left in residency.

*INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS are welcome to submit but Interstate Projects is not able to assist in visa, sponsorships or other immigration requirements.


This is an open application and a juried panel of arts professionals will select the artist for the studio residency. This panel will be revealed at the announcement of each residency.

-500 word max description of artistic practice
-8 images of work examples (descriptions must be in captions on the same page)

All materials must be sent in ONE PDF file labeled Last Name_First Name (ex. Doe_Jane)

All files must be no larger than 10MB.

Failure to submit materials as noted will not be reviewed.

Email submission to:


Recipient informed by TBA

Application is free.