Yonkers, NY – Yonkers Public Library is excited to announce our call for an artist-in-residence at the Riverfront Art Gallery. The selected individual will be awarded a three-month residency beginning in May 2019. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2019.
The Riverfront Art Gallery selection committee is seeking candidates familiar with textiles, new media and sewing techniques. This is a unique opportunity for an emerging artist to develop a body of work with access to free dedicated gallery space, office equipment and a nurturing environment.
The artist-in-residence will receive a $500 stipend per month, totaling $1,500 and a solo show in the gallery with a date to be determined by Haifa Bint-Kadi, residency program manager and gallery curator. This program is made possible through a generous grant by Con Edison.
As part of the residency requirement, the artist will be required to teach weekly art workshops to the community incorporating library resources, such as 3D printing, laser cutter and/or screen printing. All applicants should be comfortable with diverse community members and outreaching to local schools.