Application to NYSRP is open to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students working in the visual arts in a wide range of disciplines and genres from the participating Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) member schools.

You are eligible to apply if you are currently enrolled at a participating AICAD school as a 3rd year or 4th year undergraduate student, or as a graduate student majoring in fine arts, related visual arts, photography, graphic arts or design.

You are not eligible to apply if your AICAD school is located in New York City (SVA, Cooper Union, Parsons and Pratt).

Graduate students from AICAD schools who are interested in applying to the NYSRP should confirm their eligibility with their department head prior to beginning the application process.

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  • Roxanne Smith

    School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    I love how much energy the city has and how densely packed it is with creativity and inspiration. There’s always so much going on it would be impossible to do it all, but I really like that amount of opportunity, even if it is overwhelming at times. I feel like I have a better idea of what it would be like to be an independent artist working in New York after having participated in the program, and I am interested in coming back to New York after I graduate.