Please Note: We are redesigning our Viewing Program to better support its artist members. During this process, we cannot accept new applications to the program. Please watch this page for updates on when we will resume accepting applications. Meetings with the Viewing Program curator, for artists who have been accepted into the Viewing Program, are still being scheduled year-round.
Established in 1977, The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program offers emerging
artists the opportunity to include their work in a curated Artist Registry
that is consulted by a wide variety of arts professionals from across the globe:
curators, gallerists, collectors, and educators, among others. Artists
accepted into the Viewing Program are also invited to meet one-on-one with
the Viewing Program Curator to review and discuss a recent selection of their
work. This informal conversation provides artists with a valuable opportunity
to engage in a critical discussion of their practice.
Approximately twice a year The Drawing Center presents “Selections,” group
exhibitions of artists curated from the Viewing Program, to give exposure to emerging artists.
We consider an emerging artist someone who is not currently well known in
his or her field and whose work has not been widely exhibited or has been under-recognized.
Artists who are not currently attending school and do not have New York gallery
representation are eligible to submit a portfolio for consideration. Both U.S.
and international artists are encouraged to apply.