Professional Development

International Artist Residency Program
The NARS Foundation offers a residency program that supports emerging and mid-career artists as well as artists with established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration. The program offers full and partial residential fellowships for a minimum of one month and up to twelve months.

International Curators Residency Program
The curatorial residency offers an emerging or mid-career curator with a furnished Internet ready office space located within the NARS studios with easy access to over 120 NARS artists as well as a chance to network with a wide range of artists and art professionals. Candidates who may benefit from a fellowship in New York City are chosen based on their past exhibition projects and potential growth. The residency provides the curator with a chance to meet new artists, do research, and develop future projects.

Juried Solo Exhibition Program
Each year a solo exhibition is offered to an underrepresented emerging or mid-career artist through an open call.

Emerging Curator Program
The Emerging Curator offers a young curator with the most promising proposal an opportunity to present a group exhibition at the NARS Gallery.

For more information on how to apply please visit the Programs page on our NARS Foundation website.

Community Outreach

The NARS Foundation collaborates with local not-for-profit grassroots organizations to develop family oriented educational programs for the local community. We welcome any new program ideas, suggestions, and volunteers from the Sunset Park community.

International Artist Exchange Program

The NARS Foundation selects artists for short-term international exchange residency programs in collaboration with international contemporary art institutions from around the world. This program enables artists to work and live in other countries and experience working in a different environment. Artists are sponsored by governments, corporations, foundations, galleries, private patrons or by themselves.

In addition, NARS actively pursues partnerships with international residencies abroad for its short-term international artist exchange. The NARS Foundation presents Artists Salons and multifaceted exhibitions focusing on the exchange of different cultures and ideas.


Interns at the NARS Foundation have a chance to engage with artists in an international environment while gaining invaluable experience of working for a not-for-profit arts organization. Young aspiring art professionals are encouraged to experience various aspects of running an artist residency, organizing exhibitions, developing public programs, and fund raising.

Interested candidates may apply for an internship at the NARS Foundation by sending a cover letter and resume to No telephone calls please.