Sugar Hill Children’s Museum Of Art & Storytelling Accepting Applications In Harlem

January 27, 2020

The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling has opened its application process for its annual Artist-In-Residence Program.

Visual artists working across disciplines, including conceptual art and textile arts are encouraged to apply for the residency that begins in September 2020 and concludes with an exhibition that runs through September 2021 at the Museum located at 898 St. Nicholas Avenue at 155th Street in famed Sugar Hill section of Harlem, NY.  The residency provides a free, unfurnished 450 square-foot studio space, Wi-Fi and a $7,000 honorarium. The residency program also includes open studio events and the aforementioned culminating exhibition in the studio. The artist-in-residence must be committed to public engagement through their artistic practice and to working with the Museum’s primary audience of three- to eight-year-old children.

To be eligible, applicants must be located within the NY Tri-State area and be comfortable working with children. The artist’s practice should reflect a relationship and sensitivity to the demographics, neighborhood, and other facets of the unique history of Sugar Hill.

This will mark the sixth year of the Artist-In-Residence Program at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum. Past Artists-In-Residence are David Shrobe (2015-2016), Derek Fordjour (2016-2017), Leslie Jimenez (2017-2018), Damien Davis (2018-2019) and the current Artist-In-Residence is Lina Puerta, whose work has been written about in HyperallergicThe New York TimesArt News and The Brooklyn Rail among others. Each year the Artist-In-Residence program provides the artist an opportunity to create and exhibit his/her work and instill in children a love of art, culture and our community.

Artists interested in being the next Artist-In-Residence at the Museum are encouraged to submit their applications to the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling beginning February 3, 2020. Submission deadline is April 21, 2020. For complete guidelines, eligibility, and selection criteria please visit

About The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is a contemporary art museum for children rooted in principles of social justice. We strive to strengthen our culturally rich neighborhood with a space where children and their families grow and learn about Sugar Hill, and the world at large, through dialogue with artists, art and storytelling. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect David Adjaye, the Museum opened in October of 2015 as the cultural capstone of the Sugar Hill Project, a multi-use building developed by Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) which includes permanent affordable housing for individuals and families, and the Sugar Hill Museum Preschool.

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Accompanying photo – Sugar Hill Museum of Art & Storytelling 2019-1020 Artist-In-Residence Lina Puerta (standing) leading a workshop at the Museum

Photo credit: Michael Palma-Mir

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