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The Greene Space’s Artist-in-Residence program hands the mic to ambitious artists, curators and collectives in the New York metro area who are eager to connect with live audiences, creating something new together in real time.

The Greene Space’s Artist-in-Residence program hands the mic to ambitious artists, curators and collectives in the New York metro area who are eager to connect with live audiences, creating something new together in real time.

See a list of our past artists-in-residence below and view their series archives.

Our artists-in-residence must…

    • Be based in the NYC metro area
    • Have new work to present that is aligned with our mission, our values and our editorial criteria
    • Be able to work with our resources.
    • New work can mean that you’ll be doing a Greene Space-commissioned work, a world premiere of work that you’re already undertaking, or just the first time the work will be presented in NYC.
    • For curators or performers, your proposed format should either be a series of three or more live events OR a festival/marathon/conference spanning one or more days.
    • For visual artists, you must be able to exhibit your work in our space for a period of no less than eight weeks.
    • Work must be compatible with the physical limitations of our venue (i.e. we can display photographs, we cannot display an enormous sculpture; we can present a trio, we cannot present an orchestra).
    • Lead time before the first event/exhibition proposed must be no less than three months from the time you submit a proposal.
    • We work with prospective artists-in-residence to hone proposals, support the creative development and pre-production of the work where desired and appropriate, provide a stipend in scale with the overall project budget, publicize the residency and promote the work and fully support the execution of all live shows or exhibitions in The Greene Space.

If you’d like to submit a residency proposal or find out more, email us at

Credit: Photo by The Greene Space

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Wheat Paste Installation

Summer 2020

Visual artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh‘s collage portraits of Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Nina POP and Atatiana Jefferson appeared on The Greene Space’s facade at the corner of Charlton and Varick Streets in the summer of 2020.  See photos and artist’s statement here.

Imara Jones

Credit: Photo courtesy of Imara Jones

Lives at Stake with Imara Jones

Ongoing 2020

Lives at Stake is a series of frank conversations by and for trans people about the issues affecting their communities, hosted by Emmy and Peabody Award winner Imara Jones, The Greene Space’s first-ever Journalist-in-Residence. Building off Jones’ storytelling project TransLash, these online gatherings will also highlight the resilience, creativity and artistry that are critical ingredients to trans life, showcasing trans creatives performing their craft. View series archive.

Credit: Photo by Shervin Lainez

Bach’s Well-Tempered Lens with Jeremy Denk

Spring 2020

Pianist Jeremy Denk curated and performed in a series of events exploring J.S. Bach’s life and his most iconic work as artist-in-residence at The Greene Space.

A winner of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize, Denk drew audiences into the technical, musicological, cultural and philosophical elements involved in his own approach to this deeply personal work. He looked at how these timeless themes and shared aspects of the human experience can help to unite us in these divided times. View series archive.

Credit: Photo courtesy of the artist

Madison McFerrin’s Sissieretta Series

Fall/Winter 2019

Singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin joined us to present The Sissieretta Series, inspired by 19th century soprano Sissieretta Jones and her innovative productions that showcased her unique vocals and her friends’ talents. McFerrin convened local performers, artisans, creatives and vendors, specifically highlighting women of color. Each show was preceded by a happy hour featuring live DJ sets and artisanal crafts for sale. View series archive.

”That I am a mother. I want people to see that I am a mother.” – Tatiane

Credit: Photo by June Canedo

June Canedo: Focus on Your Breath

Spring 2019

Artist and curator June Canedo — whose photography of Roma star Yalitza Aparicio appeared in Vogue’s recent November issue — lead a conversation about authentic collaboration in art-making: artists, curators and subjects engaging as equal partners, with collective input on direction, process and intention. Her photography was also on display in The Greene Space. No series archive available.


Credit: Photo by Ali Smith

The Way We Live Now: Hilton Als and America’s Poets

Spring 2019

Writer and theater critic Hilton Als explored the ways poets and poetry reflect contemporary life, beginning his series in April 2019. Als put poets at the center of the conversation as it concerns America, its goals, aspirations, defeats and realities. Guests included Natalie Diaz, Michael Dickman, Michael R. Jackson, Saskia Hamilton and more. View series archive.

Credit: Photo courtesy of the artist

Radical Acts & Musial Deviancy with Arturo O’Farrill

Spring 2019

For four months beginning April 2019, six-time Grammy Award Winner Arturo O’Farrill held forth from his pianistic pulpit with the mission to be transcultural and genre-fluid and to embrace all persuasions of musical deviancy and fun. The Greene Space transformed into an arena for the new and the bold – for experiments in jazz, afrobeat, Latin fusion and those slippery compositions that escape our efforts to apply labels. View series archive.

Credit: Photo courtesy of the artist

Heartbreakers with Dessa

Spring 2017

Could our genes affect our romantic choices? Does love inhabit a particular region of the brain? If this song makes us too sad to drive straight, why are we playing it on repeat?

Rapper and essayist Dessa hosted her four-event series in The Greene Space in May 2017 – a collision of art, music and scientific research on love, sex and human adventures in pair-bonding. View series archive.

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