Nsa Artist and Writer Residency is a fully funded annual six-month program that empowers ten early to mid-career visual artists and writers from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. The residences offer year-round professional development, mentorships, and access to the market through connections with agencies, galleries, and publishers. Nsa Artist and Writer Residency target early to mid-career women, People with disabilities, LGBTQIA, Minorities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
The Artists Residency
Annually, the curatorial team works with five early to mid-career visual artists to explore and interrogate the multiple forms of selves, concentrating critically on developing the artist’s unique voice and style. Through an annual curatorial approach, the residency explores identity formation to build on concepts of migration, cultural values, social injustice, gender, spirituality, and individualism. The fully-funded intensive six months residency consists of solos and group professional development workshops, visiting artist curatorial editions, art talks, community dialogue, art critics sessions, mentorships, small group presentations, exhibitions, and public engagements.
The Writers Residency
Nsa Writers Residency provides an annual opportunity for five writers to escape their regular routines and invest substantial time, amongst a community of editors, fellow writers, and visiting agents, in the development of a fully publishable manuscript. In the course of a six-month duration, writers learn, share, and develop their craft to build upon existing or new manuscripts.
Nsa Artist and Writer Residency is a project of Nsa Arts Foundation, a Philadelphia based 501(c)3 nonprofit.