The New York Presence Program for Visual Artists

The New York Presence Program for Visual Artists is a referral program independently available, designed to give artists access to the kinds of opportunities an independent New York City curator or freelance agent typically hears about. Beyond the rare but omnipresent possibility of a one-person exhibition in a New York City gallery, non-profit or alternative space, participants in the New York Presence Program may also have their work considered for a number of other opportunities in the greater metropolitan tri-state area. Also, the number of group exhibitions mounted in and around New York is staggering. Curators, critics and gallerists seek out new art and artists for thematic group exhibitions and potential reviews. Dozens of private, public and corporate collectors and acquisition curators reside or do regular business in New York.

Participating artists may be considered for presentations to:

  • dealers, both private and public
  • curators, affiliated and independent
  • critics/writers who would be interested in their work based on prior writings in art publications
  • publications that might feature their work in articles or on the cover
  • corporate collections
  • consultants
  • inclusion in group exhibitions at corporate, commercial and alternative exhibition spaces
  • solo exhibitions at galleries and prestigious non-traditional public venues such as libraries, corporate offices and lobbies

The program lasts for six months; cost is $7,500.