Dedicated to bringing art from elsewhere to New York, NOoSPHERE Arts’ all-volunteer artists’ team keeps seeking new ways to accomplish our goal: to offer the U.S. audience access to current art from other countries and to bring creative people together for artistic cross-pollination and transnational collaborations.

Ever since our inception in 2011, NOoSPHERE Arts has repeatedly worked with Mothership NYC to stage public arts events in Brooklyn.  Located in Greenpoint, this community of international creatives is a combined live-work space and presentation arena with a mission very much in line with our organization’s: “to support and promote artists across multiple disciplines through residencies, public shows and collaborative opportunities; build sustainable transnational artist networks; and help retain creative forces in New York City.”

On the occasion of NOoSPHERE Arts’ 7th anniversary, we are pleased to announce a new program in collaboration with Mothership NYC — the annual NOoSPHERE Arts Residency Award: Once a year, we will offer a month-long residency free of charge to one talented international artist. Selected by a committee of peers, the award winner will spend their time on board Mothership NYC developing a creative project for presentation to the NYC audience under the aegis of NOoSPHERE Arts.

The current application period is Feb 4-March 16, 2018.

1) Work Sample:
Choose 7 digital images of your best work from the past three years.
Your files must be in jpg format, max 1MB in size, and named as follows:
Your Last Name_Your First Name_Entry Number_Title of Work_Medium_Year of Production, e.g. Picasso_Pablo_1_Guernica_Painting_1937
For applicants submitting video and/or sound works, please provide URL(s).

2) Cover Letter:
In a SINGLE-PAGE PDF-document named Your Last Name_Your First Name_2018please provide the following information:
a) Personal Details:
(Your name; email; nationality; current place of residence; artistic field and website)
b) List of Works:
In the same order as your jpegs, list your 7 works with title, medium, and year.
For applicants submitting video and/or sound works, indicate the relevant URL(s) here.
c) Artist Statement:
In no more than 200 words, explain what your work is about. Please use plain language.
d) Residency Project:
Briefly describe what kind of public presentation you would like to make to the NYC audience at the end of your residency.
Specify whether you want your project shown on Mothership’s outdoor stage or indoors at Last Frontier NYC. Max. 200 words.
e) Artist Bio:
In one paragraph, please provide a concise summary of your artistic career to date. Max 200 words.

3) Submission:
In an email with the subject line: 2018 Residency Award, attach your 7 jpgs and 1-pg PDF as a zip folder named Your Last Name_Your First Name_2018. In the body of your message, please copy and paste the same Personal Details appearing in your cover letter – nothing more, nothing less. Send your application to our selection committee at [email protected] by March 16, 2018.

Please note that the email above is exclusively for complete submissions and only monitored during the application period.
If you have questions, please contact [email protected].

Feel free to spread the word among your artist colleagues.
We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!


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International artists’ collective in Brooklyn
  Mothership NYC is a combined live-work space and presentation arena for international artists across multiple disciplines…