Emerging Artists-in-Residence
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The Emerging Artists-in-Residence Program (EAR) is a six-month residency for NYC youth emerging artists between the ages of 17-20 that have exhibited exceptional artistic talent but lack the resources and support to turn these talents into opportunities for their future. The EAR program provides residents with a rigorous schedule of coursework, project creation, networking, paid internships, showcase opportunities, a transportation stipend and career-counseling in the creative professional industries. Residents go on to use their creative talents and professionalism to become art students, performers, and above all, responsible young adults with a clear vision and a plan for their personal success.  Art Start is currently working with three four young residents for the January – June, 2014 session and continues to engage our alumni residents on multiple projects.

Apply to the EAR Program

Art Start is currently accepting applicants for the 2014 session taking place June-December 2014. Candidates cannot be attending high school or college during the program. Candidates are required to fill out an application, submit samples or ideas of work, letters of recommendation, and have guardian approval to be considered for an interview. Candidates must be available to dedicate up to 20 hours per week to the program for the full six months.
If you would like to apply to this program or are a program director that would like to refer a student for this program, please contact Spiritchild , the EAR Program Director at or call/text: 646-620-7119.
Download the Summer/Fall 2014 Application by clicking here: EAR Summer 2014 Application
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