Ends on June 17, 2018

The In Practice program supports emerging artists in creating new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. Since 2003, In Practice has supported over 180 emerging artists with the critical resources of space, funding, time, and administrative support to help turn their ideas into reality. Exemplifying the spirit of SculptureCenter's mission, In Practice provides new ways to discover the most innovative artwork, foster experimentation, and give participants the opportunity to develop and present work in what is often their first institutional exhibit in New York City, introducing audiences to emerging talent and new ideas. Past In Practice participants include: Korakrit Arunanondchai, Fia Backström, A.K. Burns, Aleksandra Domanovic, Essex Olivares, Brendan Fernandes, Raque Ford, Samara Golden, Elizabeth Jaeger, Molly Lowe, Justin Matherly, Virginia Overton, Rachel Rose, Xaviera Simmons, and Josh Smith, among many others.

We invite artists to submit proposals for new projects to be presented in early 2018. Artists selected for the In Practice exhibition will receive a $250 honorarium and up to $2,000 in production support. The level of production support will depend on the scope of accepted works and available funding.

You are proposing work for inclusion in the annual In Practice group exhibition, which will open in early 2019

The 2018 In Practice Open Call for Artist Proposals opened on April 19, 2018.

Proposals are due by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, June 17, 2018

SculptureCenter curatorial staff and a select advisory committee of artists, curators, and critics will conduct a preliminary review of proposals. A limited number of artists will be contacted for further information and/or studio visits during the fall. 

All applicants will be notified of their application status by email in fall 2018.

The final exhibition is curated by a Curatorial Fellow who is selected via a separate open call that opens each spring and closes in May. 

Floorplans and images of spaces available for proposals are available for download here: 


To complete your application, you will be asked for: 

  • Contact information
  • CV (PDF)
  • Artist statement (up to 250 words)
  • Project proposal (up to 500 words)
  • Project budget
  • Images (up to 15 JPEGs, each under 5MB)
  • Image captions
  • Links to video/audio (up to 5)

We recommend completing your writing in a Word document before beginning the submission form.

View catalogs from recent In Practice exhibitions here: 

In Practice: Another Echo (2018): 


In Practice: Material Deviance (2017): 


In Practice: Fantasy Can Invent Nothing New (2016): 


If you have questions, need more information, or encounter issues with this submission form, please contact us by email at:


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