Learn how to write an exhibition, grant, or residency exhibition application that will be accepted! Come to Makeshift Society to hear three experts guide you through the complicated and mystifying process of applying for things.

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Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc., the LES Studio Program, and Cuchifritos Gallery, Jodi Waynberg will provide guidance on composing exhibition proposals, writing a successful residency application and meeting other professionals including curators, gallerists and dealers. 

Talk to Jodi about refining your portfolio, submitting exhibition proposals, applying to residencies, and making it in New York.

Founder and CEO of Rate My Artist Residency, Katrina Neumann, will talk about finding funded residency opportunities in the United States and how to write a great application and project proposal. 

Talk to Katrina about applying to US residencies as an artist or a curator, writing good applications, creating effective websites + mailing lists.

Co-Founder and Director of China Residencies, Kira Simon-Kennedy, will present resources for finding opportunities abroad, advise on applying for international  residencies, and give tips for making connections outside of the United States. 

Talk to Kira about going abroad for residencies, submitting to film festivals, applying for grants, and getting rid of artspeak.

Jodi, Katrina, and Kira will give a 30 minute overview on how to find out about opportunities and maximize your chances of getting your proposals accepted. Afterwards, participants are also welcome to sign up with Jodi, Kira, or Katrina for one-on-one workshops to review applications, proposals, portfolios or get tailored recommendations on current opportunities.

About the Instructors:


KATRINA NEUMANN received her B.F.A from SUNY Purchase College and her M.F.A from SMFA and Tufts University. Her work has been featured in the juried-in-print exhibition New American Paintings, Radio Context, WNYC, Whurk Magazine and Berlin Art-Parasites. Her curatorial work has been reviewed in ArtNews. She is affiliated with Flux Factory, Elsewhere Museum, CAC Woodside, LMCC, Creative Capital, Artist Alliance Inc. and All Hands Volunteer. Neumann is the Founder and Chief Editor of Rate My Artist Residency. This growing resource  provides a platform for artists to socially and critically engage in conversation about artist residencies worldwide. The website has been featured in ArtFCity, BlouinArtInfo, Artspace, China Residencies, CMagazine, Mapping Residencies, and NYArts Magazine.


KIRA SIMON-KENNEDY grew up in France and received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Chinese and Photography and is currently enrolled in Penn’s Social Impact Strategy and Nonprofit Arts Management course. She’s worked across the music, film and art worlds on projects in China, Iceland, France, Mali, and the US. In 2013, she co-founded China Residencies as a way to help artists find out about opportunities all across China, and to provide advice and support for artist residency administrators. Kira has been invited to present China Residencies’s work at Residency Unlimited (New York), Transcultural Exchange (Boston), IETM (Melbourne), Tilting Axis (Barbados), and Art Basel (Hong Kong).

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JODI WAYNBERG is the Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc, a non-profit organization on Manhattan’s Lower East Side that plays a pivotal role in launching and strengthening the careers of emerging and mid-career artists and curators through residencies and exhibition opportunities. Since joining AAI in 2012, Waynberg has curated several group and solo exhibitions including Liminal Inversions (2012), Philip Emde Destroyed My Life (2013), The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014 (2014), American Monarchy (2014) and Little Gloating Eve (NYC and Milan 2014). Waynberg has also served as a visiting critic and juror at Residency Unlimited, The Wassaic Project, Hunter College MFA Program and NARS Foundation. Waynberg began her professional career in San Francisco as the Assistant Curator at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, where she curated and supported numerous exhibitions including Chagall and the Artists of the Russian Jewish Theater, 1919-1949 and Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World).