Call for artists: NoMAA Atelier, summer studio workspace/residency

Would you like a space to work on your art project in the neighborhood? Check out the NoMAA Atelier!

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) would like to invite a group of no more than five (5) uptown artists to submit a proposal for the NoMAA Atelier, a summer studio workspace/residency at the newly constructed Broadway Housing Communities building in Sugar Hill, 404–414 West 155th St.

This collaboration between the Washington Heights/Inwood artists will yield a multi-media project with a public presentation by the end of the residency (before or on 3 August 2014).

Note that this is not a living space. The studio will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 1–7 p.m. to work on your project.


Send a one-page proposal of your project along with a list of the participating artists and their brief bio, including links to websites, to

Dates to keep in mind:

  • 14 May: submission deadline by 5 p.m. EDT
  • 19 May: notification
  • 4 June: start of residency
  • 3 August: end of residency

This program is a collaboration with Broadway Housing Communities and No Longer Empty (NLE).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • May I use appliances in the apartments (fridge, stoves, etc.)?
  • May I display works in the public hallways?
  • Do I have to clean the public hallways?
  • May I use bathrooms in apartments?
    No. Please use restrooms on second floor only.
  • Will the apartments have functioning water?
  • May I paint the walls in the apartment?
  • Will there be Wi-Fi in the apartments?
    Likely, but we cannot guarantee that at this time.
  • May I add additional programming during the exhibition’s duration?
    Depends. Must submit request to NLE for approval.
  • May I host programs past 7 p.m.?
    Depends. Must submit request to NLE for approval.
  • I don’t have insurance for my art. May I use NLE insurance?
    Possibly. Please submit a request to NLE for consideration.
  • Does NLE have any equipment available for use?
    Possible, but only on a limited basis for programming—not full time. Please contact NLE with request.
  • Will the room have AC?
    There is air conditioning. No window units can be added.
  • Will the apartment be clean before we install?
    Yes. Apartments must be left in a similar manner at end of exhibition—any nail holes filled, sanded and paint touched up. There will be a sign-off at end of exhibition.
  • Will the building have security?
  • Is the property electrically wired to handle a portable air conditioner?
  • Will I be given a key to access the apartment?
    Yes. You are responsible for opening and closing the apartment each day.
  • What is the capacity for the apartments according to each bedroom size?
  • Will the apartments be furnished or raw?
  • Is there a first aid kit onsite?
    At front desk only—not in each apartment.
  • Does No Longer Empty need to review my promotional materials for our collaboration before distribution (print and digital)?
    Yes, please. We need to ensure you include the correct facts, NLE logo and boilerplate.
  • What is the maximum capacity of the non-profit space?

Listing expiration: May 14, 2014.