VISION FOR OUR ARTIST COHORTS
Our goal is for everyone to grow throughout their time with us, whatever stage an artist is in when they arrive. At Silver Art, growth translates into expanding practice and amplifying impact. For up to 10 months each year, artists in the cohort can devote resources to creating new and different artworks instead of studio rent. Everyone around Silver Art - our directors, our patrons, other artists, workshop speakers, building tenants, and local collectors - want to learn about the artist cohorts creating at the World Trade Center.
Artists join the tens of thousands of professionals that work at the hundreds of companies in and around the World Trade Center campus. The Silver Art community has been growing since the inception of this new artist residency concept. Our community of artists and supporters is bound by the quality of people within it, who are committed to forming long-term meaningful relationships.
Nearly 500 artists applied to Silver Art’s inaugural artist residency program during a month-long open call in July of 2019. After an extensive selection process led by a group of independent jurors, 25 artists were invited to join Silver Art’s 8 month residency program at the World Trade Center. Up to 10 months of free studio space proved to be more valuable than we ever anticipated for the artists in Silver Art's inaugural cohort, who were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
Silver Art is dedicated to building a fierce and resilient community of artists at the World Trade Center, fueling a renaissance in Lower Manhattan.
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