Resident Artist Membership


The Application Period for the 2019-2020 Group is Closed.  Stay Tuned to This Page for Information about the 2020-2021 Round!

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The Resident Artist Membership is an opportunity for 4 Long Island Based visual and interdisciplinary artists to develop their craft at the Art League of Long Island. Become a leader in a creative community that has thrived for over 60 years!

Utilize our state of the art studios, and extensive offerings of classes to expand your skill set. This is a great opportunity for those artists who are interested in finding mentorship, learning a new medium, and developing the skills and confidence to teach! The Artist Residency Membership will culminate in the opportunity to teach a One Day Workshop that is open to the general public.

The Resident Artist membership includes the following benefits: 

• 150 free hours of class time for the year- Participants will be able to attend up to 150 hours of instructed class time each year for the duration of the Artist Resident Membership. Classes must reach minimum enrollment, and may not exceed maximum enrollment in order to be eligible for this offer. Resident Artist Members will be required to pay in full for additional instructed class time hours that exceed the 50 hours.
• Opportunity to teach a One-Day Workshop in the Summer of 2020- Use the education during your year of study at the Art League to design a one-day workshop that expresses your point of view and strengths as an artist through teachable skills!
• Unlimited use of Open Studios during scheduled open studio time and additional hours in which studios are unused.
• Free admission to ticketed Art League events and lectures
• Access to the Lorraine Graves Grace Memorial Library of over 2,500 art books
• Promotion of you and your work on the Art League website and social media!


The Resident Artist Membership is a one-year membership to the Art League of Long Island that lasts from June 1, 2019- May 31, 2020.

Non-Refundable* Application Fee: $55
Deadline has been extended to April 10!
Applications may only be submitted online. See below for Details.


Cost of Artist Residency Membership for selected artists: $300**

Artists selected*** for the Resident Artist Members will be expected to take on a leadership role in community building at the Art League and integrate with our student body. Resident Artist members will be required to: 

• Volunteer at the Art League for a minimum of 6 hours per month- Monitor an open studio, assist with hanging a show, help out in our office!
• Maintain a blog on the Art League website- Document your experiences as a Resident Artist Member here at the Art League- in class and beyond- through monthly blog posts. Share about your work, your process, and what you’ve been learning!
• Work toward teaching a one-day workshop during the semester immediately following the completion of your membership (Summer 2020). This will include submitting a workshop proposal and drafting a syllabus.
• Attend Resident Artist Membership meetings (Schedule TBD) 


* Artists who are not selected for this exclusive opportunity will receive a one-year individual membership to the Art League of Long Island. Click here to find out more about membership benefits
**Artist Residency Fees do not include materials. The Art League does not provide living accommodations or private studios for Resident Artist Members.
***A panel of Jurors assembled by the Art League of Long Island will choose selected artists. 


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You will be asked to provide the following for the application.
• A PDF Document containing an artist resume or C.V. and the answers to the following questions in 250 words or less:
Statement of Practice (A brief description of your work and process)
Statement of Purpose (What do you hope to accomplish during your Artist Resident Membership?)
Preliminary Proposal for Workshop (The Resident Artist Membership culminates in the opportunity to teach a One-Day Workshop at the Art League of Long Island. Do you have a potential workshop in mind? How would your voice as an artist translate into teachable content?)
• Documentation of work (see guidelines below)
Please label all files with your last name, first name and number.
(Smith, Joe_01, Smith, Joe_02, etc...)
• Work Samples/Documentation of up to 10 works - Video work (2) or video documentation of work, max. 10 minutes.  (Vimeo or YouTube links are preferred).
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