November 16, 2020
Stonehenge NYC, a New York City-based real estate firm, has extended the application deadline for its inaugural Still Standing artist residency to January 10, 2021, following an outpouring of support and artist submissions within the first three weeks of launching the initiative.
Still standing believes that the city’s creatives “are an essential part of the community—the ones who will tell, and shape, te story of New York during this monumental point in history.”
In a release, Stonehenge describes the residency as a direct response to the global pandemic’s impact on New York City. By providing free housing and easing the financial burden of city-living; the company will provide 20 artists, across all disciplines, the time and space to create groundbreaking work, while leading New York into its next chapter.
The residency will run from March 2021 to February 2022—and is open to creatives across all disciplines, including (but not limited to) literature, performance, design, cinema, music, photography, and visual arts.
The 20 participants will live in Stonehenge NYC apartments for free, in exchange for regular commissions of their work. They will be selected by a committee comprising creative professionals, art curators, and educators—via an application process.
Applying artists must submit a personal statement, art submission, application, resume, and two professional references. ”
“We’re astonished by the overwhelming amount of applications that have come in so far, and the amount of talent we’re seeing from these art submissions.,” said Ofer Yardeni, chairman and CEO of Stonehenge NYC. “Our company is dedicated to being a safe harbor, for artists and the New York community at large. Stonehenge is committed to this creative initiative, and we hope to make Still Standing an ongoing, annual residency. I’d encourage other NYC landlords to do the same, and work to support our community. Let’s show the world our city’s strength, resilience, and willingness to come together.”
The Still Standing Application is live on the Stonehenge NYC website and will close at midnight on January 10, 2021.
Research contact: @StonehengeNYC