Renaissance House provides a safe and inspirational environment for artists with special talents. A residency at Renaissance House consists of accommodations, meals, lectures and fellowship meetings for up to two weeks.

    Residents are selected by our admissions panels, which are comprised of a revolving group of distinguished professionals in each artistic discipline.

    We accept applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, and theatre. All of the work must be issue oriented. One of the criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence another is need and another is desire.

    Renaissance House encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and welcomes artists engaging in most forms of artistic practice as long as social, political or economic issues are involved. To that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply.

    Renaissance House is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and disability. No one with the AIDS virus, ARC, or HIV shall be denied admission as long as he/she is otherwise qualified.

    Application periods and deadlines
    Application deadlines are not postmark deadlines; all required materials must be received at Renaissance House in NYC or on line at We accept applications on a rolling basis.

    Application process
    All applicants must download Renaissance House's online application form.

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    After submitting the online form, applicants must be sure that the work samples are received by timely.

    Work samples
    Currently, only visual arts and literature applicants may submit digital work samples through the Renaissance House application. Applicants applying in all other disciplines must mail work samples, along with other required application materials.

    Work samples supporting the proposed project and completed within the past four years are requested. The name of the applicant should appear on each sample. Applicants unable to submit new work for the panel to review should include a note of explanation. Those whose proposed project does not fall clearly within an artistic discipline should contact the Admissions office to discuss.

    Artists collaborating on a project must submit individual application forms and appropriate work samples, along with a joint description of the work they intend to do at Renaissance House. Work space needs should be clearly specified (i.e. whether or not separate studios are required), and an example of a previous collaborative work (either completed or in progress) may also be submitted. Admission status is determined by averaging the individual application scores of all collaborators.

    Processing fee
    There is no processing fee.

    The fee for the entire program is $800 per week.

    Scholarships are offered to returning alumni.

    Financial assistance
    Renaissance House fees are based on a sliding scale based on an artists income and expenses. Scholarships are offered only to returning alumni who need subsidies to continue with their work. Those candidates will be asked to submit proof of their income. Acceptance is financially blind folded.

    We deeply regret not being able to grant stipends, travel expenses or child care coverage at this point.

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    > Contact the Admissions Department