Space:Light program

Eric Corriel
lightbox, 2014

Matt Brand – New Branches on the Tree of Life, 2015

Matt Brand
New Branches on the Tree of Life, 2015


Julia Sinelnikova

Kacie Lees Hyper Diffraction Works II and The Coronas

Kacie Lees
The Coronas 2017

Open Call – apply to develop and/or exhibit your artwork

The Space:Light program encourages artists to explore and create optical environments, light sculptures and visual structures. This program is aimed at projects that investigate broad notions of holographic imaging, including multiple dimensions and immersive media and/or employ light as an artistic medium. Final works can be installed in a gallery setting or performed or screened as part of an event. We encourage experimental stereo-3D and can arrange screenings using various techniques including headsets.

All participating artists are provided mentorship, access to workshops and to Materials for the Arts.  New York State artists will also receive an exhibition fee as set by W.A.G.E.

Please let us know if you need studio space to develop your project. We have a limited number of studios available at the HoloCenter on Governors Island during September and October
. The HoloCenter studios on Governors Island can be accessed 7am–6pm weekdays and 7am–7pm on weekends.

In 2019 Space:Light projects will be exhibited at The Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City during November

To apply please send you project idea and what you need to realize your project along with your artist bio and work samples to & feel free to reach out with questions

All proposals received by June 4, 2019 will be considered


2017 Space:Light – residencies and installation

2016 Space:Light – residencies and installation

2015 Space:Light – exhibitions and installations

2014 Parallax – projects and installations

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This program is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and in part by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature