apexart :: New York City Fellowship :: Summer 2010
Fellowship Program
Summer 2010
New York City Fellowships
In the summer of 2010 apexart organized a series of local fellowships in which we asked several of our contacts both in New York and D.C. to spend 3-5 days in the resident apartment, following an abbreviated resident schedule. The idea was to give people a taste of what our residents experience and also to encourage those who are already familiar with New York to take the time to get out into the city, a rare opportunity for its permanent inhabitants.

Naomi Miller on her summer fellowship at apexart:

"It was strange to find myself in the role of a tourist, of sorts, in my own city. Before I moved here, I would often visit and spend the day trekking around the city, then fall on the couch at a friend's house, exhausted and overwhelmed. I found myself back in that position last week.

But, that's what so great about New York. There's always more to explore and learn about. It also made me realize how much I economize my daily life here: I know the fastest way to get to work, to get what I want for dinner, the cheapest way to navigate my lifestyle. I didn't realize how much energy I conserve and prevent wandering, when wandering harbors its own merits.

The itinerary offered a good range of destinations. Looking it over, I imagined that at some locations I'd spend an hour, only to find myself drawn into a museum exhibit and wishing I had more time."

Casey Smith is the Arts and Humanities Chair at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, D.C.

He participated in apexart's summer fellowship from June 21 - 27, 2010.

Katarina Jerinic and Naomi Miller are the co-founders of The Work Office, an artist employment project based on the WPA.

They participated in apexart's summer fellowships separately between July 11 - 17, 2010.