Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Open Call for Artist-in-Residence Program at Yonkers Public Library

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.

The Riverfront Art Gallery opened in 2008 and has emerged as one of the leading art galleries in Yonkers’ burgeoning art scene. It is located on the fourth floor of the Riverfront Library, located at One Larkin Center, and is accessible to people with disabilities. Parking is available at sidewalk meters and for a fee in the nearby Buena Vista and Warburton Parking Garages.

How to apply:
Please send the following to riverfrontartgallery@gmail.com with subject line: Spring 2019 Artist-in-Residence Program
·         Paragraph describing why you are a good fit for the gallery
·         Description of the work you hope to produce during the residency
·         Resume
·         Biography
·         Two (2) JPG images
·         Two (2) References

About Yonkers Public Library
The Yonkers Public Library is the largest library in Westchester County and was established in 1893 to serve the citizens of the City of Yonkers. There are currently three branches; Riverfront Library, our main branch, in downtown Yonkers, the Grinton I. Will Branch on Central Avenue and the Crestwood Branch in the Crestwood section of the city. Our mission is to change lives every day. Our expert, trusted staff help all the people of Yonkers find the information they need, the programs they enjoy, and the reading they love. In 2018, the library had over 825,000 visitors, checked out 795,000 items, held 7,200 programs for adults, teens and youth and answered 364,479 reference questions.

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