EFA Studio Programme
Deadline: 09 December 2014
Application fee: none
Membership is available to artists through an application and selection process. Members have a private studio for a period of up to two years at below market cost.
All studios are located in the EFA Center at 323 West 39th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues in Midtown Manhattan.
Visual atudios range in size from 200 to 440 square feet. Ceilings are 11′ high. Membership fees vary according to the size and shape of the studio assigned to the artist and the artist’s demonstrated financial need. Subsidized membership fees range from $532 to $1650 per month. In addition, each member pays a monthly due of $80.00. The EFA Center is equipped with passenger and freight elevators, shared restroom facilities, wash sinks, and common areas with a coffee maker, sink, refrigerator and microwave oven. All studios have free access to wifi. Normal usage of heat, air-conditioning, electricity and common areas are included in the monthly membership dues. Access to studios is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Artists working in all forms of media are eligible. The program is designed for artists with a developed studio practice and career experience. Applicants cannot be in a college or university degree-granting program. Certain types of work cannot be accommodated for practical reasons, including large or heavy sculptures, some types of metal work, and work involving high noise levels or fire risk.
Applications are judged solely on the quality of the work as presented. EFA does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or marital status. Artists must be citizens of the United States, or must be legal U.S residents during their tenure.
All applications must be submitted online by or before Tuesday, December 9, 2014.
Applicants with DVD submissions of their work must complete the online application by Tuesday, December 9, 2014 and mail-in the DVD, postmarked on or before Tuesday, December 9, 2014. All applicants will be notified by email by Friday, January 16, 2015 of the receipt of their application and whether the materials are complete or incomplete.
All applicants will be notified by email or by mail by Wednesday, March 4, 2015 of the outcome of their application. Please do not call the office for selection results.