Thursday, November 5, 2009


Application Deadline: Sunday, November 15

Postmarked by Nov. 14th or
Drop off by 6:00pm Nov. 15th
(No exceptions)
Studio 614


Membership is available to artists through an application and selection process. Members are offered the use of studio space for a period of up to two years. Membership renewal after two years is subject to review by EFA Studios. Members who demonstrate serious financial need will receive subsidized membership rates.

EFA Studios are located in Midtown Manhattan at 323 West 39th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.

Description and Cost
Studios range in size from 200 to 430 square feet. Ceilings are 11' high. Membership fees vary according to location, size and shape of the studio assigned to the artist, as well as the artist's demonstrated financial need. Subsidized membership fees range from $350 to $1,160 per month. Membership fees for artists who have not demonstrated serious financial need average approximately 30% higher. The studios are served by passenger and freight elevators, and provide shared restroom facilities, wash sinks, and common areas equipped with coffee maker, sink, refrigerator and microwave oven. All studios have phone lines, several electric outlets, and individual ventilation and air conditioning. The building is heated by steam-radiators. Normal usage of heat, air-conditioning, electricity and common areas are included in the membership dues. Current dues for membership are $80 per month. Access to the studios is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Visual artists working in all forms of media are eligible. The program is designed for mid-career artists with a developed studio practice and career experience. Applicants cannot be in a college or university degree-granting program. Certain types of work cannot be accommodated for practical reasons. These include large or heavy sculptures, some types of metal work, and work involving high noise levels or fire risk. EFA does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or marital status. Artists must be citizens of the United States, or must be legal U.S residents during their tenure.

Selection Process
A panel of arts professionals will review applications and select artists. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work and their potential for making the greatest use of studio space. Selected Applicants will be notified by January 31, 2010. All applicants will be notified by mail. Please do not call the office for selection results.

To download the 2010 Membership Application or for more information, please

Unique Opportunity to Rent Short-Term Artist Studios in EFA Building:

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studios Program currently has a few studios available for short term rental.

EFA STUDIOS, located in Midtown Manhattan, is close to Time Square & all subway lines, with 24-hour access and security on premises. All studios are private with individual climate control. A range of sizes and configurations are available from 350 to 410 square feet. Studios are affordable, ranging from $1040-$1370 per month and are for workspace only (not to be used as living space). Lease terms are month to month. Short-term rental is separate and independent from the EFA STUDIOS Membership program.

Please email: for an application and more information or visit

Founded in 1998 as a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, The EFA Studios Program was created to provide affordable studio space within a community of artists, facilitate career development, and promote public and critical exposure for our members. The EFA Studios Program is housed in eight floors of the EFA building located in Midtown Manhattan's Fashion District. The Studios Program maintains 80 artists studios of various size and shape for up to 80 member-artists. Members are selected by a jury of respected arts professionals through a competitive application process. One of three programs at EFA, the members of the EFA Studios program are part of a community that includes EFA Project Space and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. The Studio Program provides artists the rare opportunity to work in a professional arts community inside Manhattan and in close proximity to the city's primary gallery districts. Unique among studio programs in New York City, EFA is one of the few remaining arts organizations still providing long-term workspace in Manhattan.

One Every Day
A Printeresting Curatorial Project
November 5 - December 19, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov 7, 6-9pm

Related programs:
Wednesday, November 18
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Join participating artists and guests to talk about the lure of printed matter and its powerful properties as a form of expression.

Friday, December 11
6:00 - 9:30 pm
DIY craft print and multiple swap: sign up to participate in an event that celebrates the gift economy and the art of exchange.

For more information on both of these events and other programs,

Confronting the Zero Hour:
New Approaches to Fundraising and Community Building
Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 PM
At EFA Project Space
$5 Suggested donation

EFA Project Space is pleased to announce the second of two programs in partnership with the CUE Art Foundation, an interactive panel discussion titled, Confronting the Zero Hour: New Approaches to Fundraising and Community Building
Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 6:30pm - 8pm

Click here for more information.
Seating is limited, please RSVP by emailing


Open House
November 7, 2-6pm
RBPMW, 2nd Floor

International Juried Exhibition
November 3 - December 5, 2009
Opening Reception: November 7, 6-8pm
20/20 Gallery, 5th Floor

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 W. 39th Street
New York, NY 10018

Visit for more information.

323 W. 39th Street
New York, NY 10018
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F. 212-563-1875

Also at EFA:

EFA Project Space
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F. 212-563-1875

Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
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F. 212-563-1875

EFA Studios
A Program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 W 39th Street, New York, NY 10018
EFA | 323 West 39th Street | New York | NY | 10018

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