YoungArts and Baxter St have partnered to offer a two month Workspace Residency at Baxter St to one YoungArts alumna/us per year. All YoungArts alumni artists currently residing in New York City who are working in photography or lens-based art are eligible to apply. This residency offers a lens-based artist much-needed workspace in New York City as well as a solo exhibition at the end of the residency. As a resident of this program, the selected YoungArts alumna/us will gain hands on experience, be counseled and supported by specialists in their field of study and work closely with Baxter St advisors.
National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison. YoungArts identifies the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary and performing arts, and provides them with creative and professional development opportunities throughout their careers.
Entrance into this prestigious organization starts with a highly competitive application process for talented artists ages 15–18, or grades 10-12, in the United States, that is judged by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process. In their first year, YoungArts winners, who represent the top 10% of applicants, receive valuable financial awards of up to $10,000; presentation opportunities at renowned institutions; and the chance to learn from notable artists and mentors such as Debbie Allen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Frank Gehry, Wynton Marsalis, Salman Rushdie and Mickalene Thomas in intimate settings.
YoungArts winners are further eligible for exclusive opportunities including: nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students; a wide range of fellowships, residencies and awards; presentation opportunities at major venues nationwide; additional financial support; and access to YoungArts Post, a free, private digital network for YoungArts artists to connect, collaborate and learn about additional opportunities. YoungArts alumni include accomplished leaders in their fields such as Daniel Arsham, Terence Blanchard, Camille A. Brown, Viola Davis, Allegra Goodman, Josh Groban, Judith Hill, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Andrew Rannells, Desmond Richardson and Hunter Schafer.
Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York is an artist-run arts organization and exhibition space that supports and activates the community of lens-based contemporary artists by offering workspace residencies, a dynamic program and talk series as well as memberships. Founded in 1884, Baxter St is one of New York’s oldest artist-run nonprofit spaces fostering the development of emerging lens-based artists at critical moments of their careers.
Providing analog and digital workspace to members, exhibiting solo and group shows by emerging artists, hosting dynamic programming and offering competitive workspace residency programs, Baxter St is a catalyst for innovative creation within the artistic mediums of photography, film, and video practices.
Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York operates as a 501(c)3 arts organization and is located at 126 Baxter St and 128 Baxter St. Its programming and exhibitions are supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Jerome Foundation, 7G Foundation, The Tierney Family Foundation, Steven Amedee Fine Custom Framing, Fujifilm of North America, Yarden Winery. Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York is W.A.G.E. certified.