The Research Residency Fellowship program will not be offered in 2023. Please check back in 2023 to learn more.
Artists, art historians, curators, designers, and writers who have a persuasive case for using the archival materials housed at the Tony Smith Foundation in New York City.
Roundtrip travel to New York City; one-week accommodation in New York City; one-week meals and incidentals per diem; $2000 commission
TSF Research Residency Fellowship
The Tony Smith Papers is the most comprehensive collection of items related to the artist’s life, work, and exhibitions. It encompasses a wealth of holdings, from unpublished writings, interviews, correspondence, drawings, and models to printed and audiovisual materials, associated with Smith’s wide-ranging work in architecture, drawing, painting, and sculpture. The papers are an unparalleled resource for studying the work of Tony Smith.
The TSF Research Residency Fellowship seeks to make these resources accessible as part of the foundation’s mission to place Smith’s legacy in dialogue with the contemporary arts and design. The fellowship supports and encourages innovative scholarly, creative, and interdisciplinary inquiries into Smith’s practice. It supports and encourages new perspectives and readings of his legacy, not only artworks but his interests in science and mysticism and commitment to teaching, as well as the modernist era in which he worked.
Recipients are required to produce a work for publication on Archive, a part of the foundation’s platform committed to publising new and existing work. The work by a Fellow may take the form of text, image, audio, or video (or combination thereof) that reveals some insights into the initial findings or direction of research.
Recipients are asked to credit the Tony Smith Foundation in future iterations of work resulting from the Research Residency Fellowship.
The fellowship application is open to all individuals, U.S.-based and international.
Applicants must submit a written proposal of about 750 words providing a narrative of their work and why research in the archive is important to their work, describing how Tony Smith’s practice relates to their scholarly or artistic pursuits. Applicants should include statements on how they envision the research will contribute to their work, as well as thoughts about how it might manifest in future projects.
Applicants asked to provide a C.V. with links to relevant website, social media, publications, or digital projects.