Smack Mellon is a nonprofit arts organization located in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Smack Mellon's mission is to nurture and support emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work, by providing exhibition opportunities, studio workspace, and access to equipment and technical assistance for the realization of ambitious projects. We see ourselves as a vehicle whereby under-represented artists can create, explore and exhibit their creative ideas outside the concerns of the commercial art world, offering many artists the exposure and recognition they deserve.

Programs
Smack Mellon's Exhibition Program is at the center of the organization. Designed to advance public interest in the visual arts, the program focuses on providing opportunities for artists to create site-specific works that creatively respond to our space, and work that explores innovative uses of both new technologies and traditional materials. The gallery space provides for large, ambitious shows that allow our artists ample room to explore and present their work. Exhibiting artists also have unlimited access to Smack Mellon’s in-house media equipment. On average, Smack Mellon produces five exhibitions a year showcasing the work of more than 50 artists for 20,000 visitors. We also produce on average one exhibit per year by an emerging guest curator. The gallery, which is free to the public, is open five days a week.

The Artist Studio Program was launched in 2000 in response to the crisis in availability of affordable workspace for artists living and working in New York City. This program provides free studio space, access to a workshop for metal, wood and general fabrication, a common area equipped with the latest technology, and a fellowship (dependent on funding) to six artists for an eleven-month period. Each year, Smack Mellon convenes a panel of arts professionals to select the six Studio Artists from over 600 applicants. The panel also chooses approximately 15 additional “Hot Picks” artists, whose work is featured on our website for one year, along with that of our studio artists. Smack Mellon hosts two Open Studios events annually, as well as sponsored visits from curators, critics and gallerists, which provide significant exposure and invaluable career building opportunities. 

In 2007 we developed Arts Education Programs for local youth, in order to better prepare underserved young people for the professional world and to expose them to diverse artistic disciplines. Our Art Ready after-school program partners high school students with professional artists in NYC for a series of studio visits, field trips and a 4-month mentorship in order to help them make a more informed decision about pursuing a career in the arts.  

*NOTE: BEFORE BEGINNING YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE READ THE "HOW TO APPLY" PAGE THOROUGHLY: http://smackmellon.org/index.php/contact/how_to_apply/

THIS IS FOR STILL IMAGE SUBMISSIONS ONLY.

FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS GO HERE: http://smackmellon.submittable.com/submit/62311

Only ONE format - video or images - will be reviewed. You can submit an application only once per residency cycle. You can submit a maximum of ten (10) still images.  

Each image file must be titled with your Last Name, underscore, First Name, underscore, image number.  Example: Smith_John_01.

Color mode: RGB; File types: .jpg or .tiff

Maximum size in any direction: 1000px

We will not accept emailed files, CDs of digital images, slides, DVDs, or VHS.

It's important to name your file with LastName_FirstName (see above) and make sure your last name matches the last name you’ve entered in your application and make sure that it’s also consistent with the name on your Submittable account. Names in all three places should be the same. You will be disqualified if you name your files with your first name first or any other file name that’s not your LastName_FirstName.

Helpful hint for submitting images: It's difficult for panelists to understand still images of video or performance work so we strongly suggest that you apply in the Video Submissions category if you are working in this way.

THIS IS FOR STILL IMAGE SUBMISSIONS ONLY.

If you are having technical problems, contact: support@submittable.com or 855-467-8264 ext 2. Keep in mind that the company is located in the midwest.

FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS GO HERE: http://smackmellon.submittable.com/submit/62311

If you've arrived here in error and you do not intend to apply to the Smack Mellon Studio Program - For Submitting Still Images, return to https://smackmellon.submittable.com/submit and select the correct category.

*NOTE: BEFORE BEGINNING YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE READ THE "HOW TO APPLY" PAGE THOROUGHLY: http://smackmellon.org/index.php/contact/how_to_apply/

THIS IS FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS ONLY.

FOR STILL IMAGE SUBMISSIONS GO HERE: 
http://smackmellon.submittable.com/submit/62308

Only ONE format - video or images - will be reviewed. You can submit an application only once per cycle.
 You may submit up to three (3) videos, each of which can be a maximum of three (3) minutes long.  Accepted file types include Mp4, AVI, MOV, MPG. Only moving images, i.e. time-based media, video, kinetic art or documentation of performance art, should be submitted as video files. Videos of still artwork or documentation of artistic process will not be viewed.  

If titling, crediting, or other important textual information is part of the video, we strongly suggest that it come at the beginning of the video.  

We will not accept emailed files, CDs of digital images, slides, DVDs, or VHS. Most video codecs will be played back on Submittable's platform - please test your videos for playback before finalizing your submission.  

THIS IS FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS ONLY.

If you are having technical problems, contact: support@submittable.com or 855-467-8264 ext 2. Keep in mind that the company is located in the midwest.

FOR STILL IMAGE SUBMISSIONS GO HERE: 
http://smackmellon.submittable.com/submit/62308

If you've arrived here in error and you do not intend to apply to the Smack Mellon Studio Program - For Submitting Video category, return to https://smackmellon.submittable.com/submit and select the correct category.