Supporting Artists and New
Works of Art
CarriageHouse Arts is dedicated to the creation and promotion of new works of art by emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines.
Our non-profit organization provides stipends, materials and managerial support for innovative projects that advance artists' careers and professional opportunities. As an artist-centered organization, we encourage applicants to test aesthetic ideas and push technical and formal boundaries in any media.
Founded as an artists' residence, CarriageHouse Arts was located in a landmark carriage house in East Islip, New York. Since opening its doors in 1991, more than 220 artists have lived on site and created original work for exhibits, films and publications. Many CarriageHouse residents have gone on to appear in such noted venues as the Whitney Biennial, MoMa and PS1, and have received recognition through the Guggenheim, Warhol and Pollock Krasner foundations.
In 2012, our building closed-but the organization and its core values remain. Key to the vision of CarriageHouse Arts are creativity, flexibility and innovation-the same essential aspects that have characterized our program since its inception.
What We Fund
CarriageHouse Arts provides stipends and artists' fees for projects that have committed venues , defined goals and limited time frames. The majority of projects we have funded in the past are installations, site-specific sculpture and videos-but we have also supported community education initiatives, book publications, curatorial initiatives, research and performances. We are always open to unique requests. We seek "out of the box" applications and encourage artists and institutions to contact our staff with any questions concerning eligibility.
Our funding is not confined to a geographic location, either nationally or internationally, but the majority of our projects take place in the tri-state area near Manhattan.
Our maximum stipend is $5000, with an average of $500 per applicant.