xanadu* is pleased to announce its artist residency program. Twice a year, an international emerging artist is given the opportunity to come
to the greatest city in the world, New York, to articulate their
artistic talents and take their first steps towards the road to
The selected artist will come to the city of New York for three months where s/he
is encouraged to create pieces to be displayed at the xanadu* Art Gallery at
the end of the program. The exhibit will last for two months. The artist is also
provided with an opportunity to give a slide lecture and a presentation on their
work to an audience of students and artists. A 24-hour accessible art studio
will also be made available to the artist.
During the three months, the artist is expected to keep a journal or create some
form of documentation of their experience with the residency program to be added
to the xanadu* archives.
This energetic atmosphere and loosely structured program encourage the artist
to create independent and individual work.
Art Studio Location and Information:
The art studio provided for the artist is located in a very diverse part of Brooklyn,
Williamsburg. Over ten years ago, many industries moved their location from Williamsburg
(then mainly an industrial area) to other parts of the city. Slowly, artists
started moving in, taking advantage of the cheap rent and huge empty spaces once
used by different industries. The area was then still virgin to the art world.
Today however, Williamsburg is home to many of the city’s artists and hippest
art studios. The area is also filled with trendy cafes, bars, and restaurants.
Artists are accepted into the residency program based on their quality of work
and their interest in working with the xanadu* Art Gallery. xanadu* is dedicated
to support artists who wish to work beyond the current “art market” and
mainstream trends. All artists, from the traditional to the contemporary, from
the experimental to the conventional, are welcome to apply to the program.
Submitting Work Samples:
To apply for the program, please submit the follow through email to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. 8-10 digital slides of recent work
2. artist statement
3. brief bio
4. updated resume
5. a one page essay: "Why xanadu*"
For animators and video artists, please provide an online link
For the Spring Session (February– April), deadline is October
For the Summer/Fall Session (July– September) deadline is
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com
Please note that visa (where needed), and travel arrangements (including
airline/bus tickets) are to be provided solely by the artist.
PAST ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
November 2005 - January 2006: OMAR KHOURI
Omar Khouri’s xanadu* artist residency was made possible
because of Act for Lebanon.
Act for Lebanon supports exceptional Lebanese talents in the belief
that they are both ambassadors for Lebanon abroad as well as role
models for our youth.
Act for Lebanon is a network of concerned Lebanese citizens living
here and abroad who believe in Lebanon and its unique diversity.
In addition to supporting talents, Act for Lebanon is committed
to support and promote national education projects, cultural and
February - May 2005: LENA
May - July 2004: RANA