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Artist Residency Open Call Fall 2021

KODA is a Brooklyn-founded nomadic social practice nonprofit arts organization focusing on conceptual mid-career artists ingrained in social justice. KODA offers survey exhibitions as well as tailor-made and community-based artist residencies and serves the community with contemporary art events and outreach to strengthen arts education. Fall 2021 Land + Environment residency is organized in partnership with Swale and FiveMyles.


The Open Call for our Fall 2021 Social Practice Residency program placed under the theme of Land + Environment opens in February 2021. Proposals will be accepted via Submittable between February 1, 2021 and March 12, 2021 at 11:59PM EST. Late applications will not be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by June 1, 2021 and invited for interviews. Two selected artists will be notified of the residency offer by June 30, 2021.


Residency duration: September 1, 2021-January 5, 2022.


Residency structure

  • Studio space with Swale at Governors Island from September 1-November 1, 2021.

  • Residency exhibition in December 4, 2021-January 5, 2022 at FiveMyles Plus/Space.


Other benefits

  • Honorarium in the amount of $1,000.

  • Professional development credit of $200.

  • Public engagement opportunities, with additional $250 honorarium per event, virtual if needed.

  • Studio visits with art world professionals such as curators and art historians, virtual if needed.

  • Monthly virtual curatorial and production consultancy with KODA’s team.

  • Networking and collaboration opportunities.

  • Access to Materials for the Arts.



  • KODA’s residency program is targeted to mid-career artists working in all media and creating conceptual and socially engaged work. While the term “mid-career” is up to interpretation, we consider artists having a significant  body of works spanning several years, with min. 10 years of experience as professional artist, and previous solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, as “mid-career”. They are often without current gallery representation.

  • KODA does not provide housing, transportation, or visa sponsorship.

  • We do not accept applications from students currently enrolled in school.

  • We do not require a BA, MA, BFA, or MFA.

  • We do not yet accept applications from collectives/collaborative groups.

  • We require the artist to devote a minimum of 20 hours per month to the residency.

  • We require artists-in-residence to participate in open studios at least once during their residency term.

  • We require artists-in-residence to attend monthly residency meetings.

  • You must be 30 years or older.

Deadline to apply is March 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

Application portal opens on February 1 at 12:00 AM.


Picture 1: Swale House on Governors Island.


Picture 2: FiveMyles Plus/Space outside view of A Setting (2020), an installation by Sara Jimenez and Jason Schwartz.

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