Each participant has exclusive use of a studio throughout the program. Located in Chelsea, the studios support an environment that encourages experimentation and the development of new ideas and directions, within a community of ambitious, hardworking artists. Faculty will conduct studio visits and discuss each participant's work on an individual basis. Exposure to the New Yorkart world complements the on-site residency program. Equally important to the faculty critiques are the special lectures, scheduled approximately once a week. Given by guest artists, critics and gallery directors, these talks are designed to offer further insight into the professional and conceptual considerations of today's working artists. Gallery tours are also included. Participants have access to the studios daily from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. Overnight stays are allowed with entry to the building prior to 11:00 pm. The program culminates in an open studio exhibition.
Faculty and lecturers have included Andrea Champlin, Ofri Cnaani, Gregory Coates, Amy Cutler, Steve DeFrank, Peter Hristoff, Tobi Kahn, Amy Myers, Danica Phelps, David Ross, Jerry Saltz and Simon Watson. Note: A portfolio is required for review and acceptance to this program.