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In addition to the main facilities on West 8th Street, the School hosts artists-in-residence in a studio in DUMBO, a thriving arts community in Brooklyn. DUMBO – a designation that stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass – is an area of warehouses and cobbled streets that has been transformed in recent years into a vibrant community of studios, design and craft workshops, galleries and residences.
The DUMBO studio space, generously on loan to the School, is intended to foster artistic and professional independence during NYSS alumni’s transitions from full-time student to practicing artist. Each year, one to three artists from the recent graduating class are invited to apply for the DUMBO Artist Residency. These alumni are given ample studio spaces to use for free for one year. Artists-in-Residence are expected to interface with the School community and bridge the use of the studios with programmatic activities for current students and the community at large.
Central to 20 Jay Street is NYSS Projects @ DUMBO—the open exhibition space at the heart of the suite. Artists-in-Residence will be involved in the conception, implementation, and support of projects and exhibitions throughout the year. The DUMBO experience offers artists unique opportunities to cultivate a variety of professional skills. Each Artist-in-Residence will be required to organize one public group exhibition and one solo exhibition of their own work with an approximate run of 6 weeks, in conversation with NYSS staff.
NYSS Projects @ DUMBO Exhibitions
Visit our Journal for NYSS Projects @ DUMBO exhibition information.