Ends on November 3, 2017

Triangle Arts Association

 Triangle Arts Association is a NYC-based non-profit arts organization founded in 1982 to support international and U.S. artists. Triangle is centered on dialogue, experimentation and the creation of community around art. www.triangle-arts-association.org.




Applications are currently being accepted through November 3, 2017 for Triangle’s Residency Program. Triangle offers free, spacious studios and a dynamic artistic community to support the development of projects with emphasis on dialogue and experimentation. Studio spaces with 24-hour access for periods of 3 or 6 months are available.

Triangle's founding concept and current programs de-emphasize professionalization and specific outcomes, instead allowing artists generous space, context and community within which to focus on their ideas and process.

Beyond workspace, regular gatherings, outings, public events, open studios, and visits from curators are organized. Administrative and peer support is provided for all participating artists. Triangle  allows artists space, context and community within which to focus on ideas, research and process.

International and US-based artists or collectives working in any medium or discipline may apply. Through our open call program free studio space is provided and residents are responsible for housing, travel, visa, materials, etc. Triangle's staff can assist accepted artists with recommendations for accommodation or suggestions of outside funding opportunities to apply for. All residents are expected to spend a minimum of 15 hours a week working in their studio. Those currently enrolled in MFA, BFA or other degree-granting programs are not eligible to apply.

Residency Periods:

3 months: March 1 2018 – May 31, 2018
3 months: June 1 2018 – August 31, 2018
3 months: September 1 2018– November 30, 2018
3 months: December 1 2018 – February 28, 2019
3 months: March 1 2019 – May 31, 2019
3 months: June 1 2019 – August 31, 2019
3 months: September 1 2019– November 30, 2019
3 months: December 1 2019 – February 28, 2020

6 months: March 1 2018 – August 31, 2018
6 months: August 31 2018 – February 28, 2019

6 months: March 1 2019 – August 31, 2019
6 months: September  2019 – February 28, 2020



Applicants are asked to submit 10 work samples, an artist statement, CV and the names of 2 references, as well as briefly explain their motivations for applying. References should be able to speak to the quality of your work and/or how you would benefit from a studio-based residency at this time. Applications are due by Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11:59 PM (EST), with notification of final decisions by January 15, 2018. Please read FAQs carefully and only contact us if your question isn’t answered here. Thank you.

No calls please.

Selection Process

Finalists are chosen by a jury of artists and curators. Ideal candidates show significant promise and dedication to their work and are at a moment when access to space, context and community to focus on ideas and process will be particularly meaningful and transformative to their practice.



 Questions about our programs? Email us at mail@triangle-arts-association.org if your question is not answered in the FAQ section below.

Technical questions about file formats, uploads, or the application itself? Contact Submittable at support@submittable.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read FAQs carefully and only contact us if your question is not answered here. Thank you.

Is the Residency Program limited to only visual artists?

While Triangle has a long history of supporting visual artists, we believe in supporting a diverse range of practices and artists working in any media or discipline can apply to the program. We have recently supported artists working across sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, video, film, sound, performance, social practice, as well as researchers, curators, writers, and arts educators.

Can I apply if I am currently enrolled in a degree program but will have graduated by the time of the residency start date?

Applicants may not be enrolled in a degree program while in residence at Triangle, but as long as you will have graduated by the time that your residency would start, you are eligible to apply.  

Can collectives apply?

Collectives, collaborators and groups may apply to our Residency Program through our open call. If accepted into the program you will share one studio space. Please submit one application on behalf of the entire group and clarify in the application that you are applying on behalf of a collective.

I am currently enrolled in a degree-granting program but will have graduated by my preferred residency dates. Can I apply?

If you will have graduated by the time you would be participating in the program, you are welcome to apply for a Triangle residency.

Can I visit the residency to see the studios in person in advance of applying?

Unfortunately our studios are not generally open-to-the-public as they are considered private workspaces when in use by our artists-in-residence. Throughout the year Triangle does regularly host open-to-the public events and open studios. If you would like to see the space and get a better sense of the program you should plan accordingly to visit during one of these times. All events are publicized in advance in our newsletters, website and via social media.

What are the studios and facilities like?

Our 2000 square foot studio facilities are located at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn. This includes spacious individual studios with 13 foot high ceilings. All residents also have 24-hour use of their studios as well as communal area, basic kitchen, freight elevator, trash removal, slop sinks and internet access. View images of our studio spaces here.

Are the studios suitable for overnight accommodations?

No, artists are not allowed to sleep in their studios. If you are accepted into the program you are responsible for securing your own housing during your residency period. Triangle’s staff is happy to help accepted artists who are not based in New York City with advice for finding accommodations.

Is it possible to makes changes to my application after it is submitted?

Unfortunately, no changes can be made to your application once it has been submitted.

Can I bring my partner with me during this program?

If you intend to share your studio space with a partner you must apply jointly in one application as collaborators or a collective.

Individuals accepted to our program through our open call are responsible for their own travel and housing, in which case you may travel and share living accommodations with your partner or whomever you would like.

Are there fees associated with the Residency Program?

There are no fees associated with the Residency Program, and studios are provided free of charge. However, artists are responsible for their own travel, housing, and living expenses. If you require a visa, please check with your local government office for specific details for applying.

How do I show my work in the best light in the application?

All applicants must submit 10 image samples and in addition you have the option to submit up to 2 URLs with links to websites, performance or video. There is no standard or requirement for your image samples and URLs, but overall they should be representative of your body of work. Sometimes artists choose to highlight just a few projects in depth; others choose to show 10 different works.

What information should I include in the image/description section to go along with my work samples?

The image/description section is meant to provide context for the work samples you include in your application. You may decide the content and material to present in order to help us better understand the image we are looking at.

Do my references have to submit written letters of recommendation?

References are not asked to submit recommendation letters. Please just provide their names, titles and contact information. Your references should be able to speak on behalf of your artist work and overall character. Please make sure they are aware they are being named as your reference and may be contacted. Triangle will contact them only if necessary to ask further questions during the panel review process.

Can I make changes to my application once submitted?

Unfortunately we are unable to make changes to your application once submitted but you can include a note with your currently submitted application giving these details. Additionally, sometimes the support team at submittable is able to help applicants update their application materials. You can email them at support@submittable.com.

Do I have to pay to submit my application?

No, there are no fees to apply to Triangle’s Residency Program.