In 2021, Green-Wood’s Artist-in-Residence program was created for emerging and mid-career artists to directly engage with the site’s unique art, history, and nature. Since its founding in 1838, the Cemetery has inspired generations of painters, writers, and musicians. The artist selected for this program will continue in that rich tradition of creative expression. For more info on previous artists in residence, click here.

Before Beginning Your Application:

  • Carefully read the eligibility and application requirements information detailed below.
  • All material must be submitted by Wednesday, January 31, 2024 via Slideroom (applications will not be accepted in any other form).
  • There is a $5 application fee collected by Slideroom. Green-Wood is able to subsidize this fee for a limited number of applicants, please write to us before submitting your application at artistinresidence@green-wood.com (use this email address if you have any additional questions).
  • We are unable to provide feedback on applications in advance of or after submission.

Residency Term

September 2024–September 2025

Who is eligible?

  • Emerging or mid-career artists living and working in New York City. Collectives/Collaborations will be considered as long as all members are local. 
  • Artists who are able to demonstrate an ability to create work responding to Green-Wood’s unique position as a site for art, history, and nature, as well as to engage the communities surrounding the Cemetery.

Selected Residents are provided:

  • $8,000 honorarium.
  • Private studio space in the landmarked Fort Hamilton Gatehouse.
  • The ability to consult with Green-Wood’s expert staff, including those in History, Restoration and Preservation, and Horticulture and Landscape Design, as well as access to Green-Wood expansive archives and historical collections .
  • Opportunities to present their work to the wider public through public programming and a culminating final project/performance.

Application Requirements

Applications are due in full by Wednesday, January 31st. Please submit all the material outlined below on Slideroom.

  • Brief artist’s statement (600 words max.).
  • A statement discussing why you are interested in developing a project at Green-Wood, and how this residency will enrich your work. If applicable, please specify in what areas you are interested in conducting research (600 words max.).
  • List of recent exhibitions and residencies (past three years).
  • Five examples of recently completed projects or those currently in progress. Do not include any proposed works for Green-Wood. Please upload only one file per example.

Selection Process

The 2024–2025 resident will be announced by the last week of February 2024. 

An external panel will evaluate the top 10 applications after an internal review:

  • Gabriela López Dena, Associate Curator of Public Practice, Public Art Fund 
  • Elena Ketelsen González, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1
  • Rachel Vera Steinberg, Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon