Artist Residency


Located in Nolan Park at the exhibition space (NP/10) of the West Harlem Art Fund.

Visual Muze is a storytelling residency for emerging and established creatives that provides visual artists, performance artists, multi-media designers, and writers the opportunity to explore visual narrative forms with collaborative community projects, works in progress, guest lectures, and craft development workshops. Prompts will be provided. Participants can choose to work independently or in teams to create original works in print, film, public performance, or digitally for a culminating exhibition. Process, creative strategy, and inspiration will be emphasized.

The Visual Muse Artist Residency is co-directed by artist Nadia DeLane and curator Savona Bailey McClain.

2020 Residency 

Individual Visual Artists 
Kraig Blue
Jannette Jwahir Hawkins
Dario Mohr

Hilary Brown
Yehuda Hyman
Kate Pettit

Dancers were referred by the Philadelphia based group Sacred Places.

Welcome to Harlem

Landscape Design
Austin Arrington

Justin Michel (Exalt Youth Intern)

Conrad Levenson

Conrad Levenson is a member of Sculpture Guild and was selected through an open call.The Sculptors Guild was founded in 1937 and is one of the oldest artist-run organizations in New York City. The founders were at the forefront of American Modernism rejecting the staid conventions of traditional figurative art. Their primary objective, as stated in an early exhibition catalogue was: “to unite sculptors of all progressive aesthetic tendencies into a vital organization.”

Partial funding for The Visual Muze Artist Residency was provided by The Desai Sethi Foundation. Fiscal sponsors for The Visual Muze Residency is Ankhlave Arts Alliance Inc.