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On the heels of a $27 million dollar makeover, the Statue of Liberty plans to re-open in style. In a collaboration with the National Park Service and New Jersey City University, Lady Liberty is offering a unique chance for a few artists to exhibit their art at the monument. The residency program will be open to three to six artists, giving them the chance to expose their work to the Statues’ three million yearly visitors.
The planned reopening of the Statue of Liberty is set for late 2012, and will include the exhibitions by the chosen artists. The contest offers two, three and four week residencies, with free studio space and housing with the New Jersey City University.
The contest calls for painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers, or mixed media artists to propose a body of work that “promotes and celebrates the re-opening of the Statue of Liberty to visitors.” Aside from the exposure and studio space, winning artists will also have the unique access to the Ellis Island Museum, library, and restricted parts of the park. A few pieces created by the winning artists will be inducted into the park’s permanent collection.
Application deadline for this unique experience is May 21st, so if you’re a New York-loving artist, this could be the residency for you!