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Paid by artist:

Travel and visa costs, material and subsistence (food & transport), residency fee.

$1200 covers 1 month of rent and utilities. The residency is three months long, but the fourth month is the residents exhibition month, which is payed for by the gallery. The resident can choose to stay for the fourth month for free.

Application guidelines:

Please read carefully the guidelines on May's website. Applicants must be at least 23 years of age and speak english at an intermediary level. Following information are needed to apply:

  • Application form (here)
  • Cover letter
  • One to two page written proposal designed to utilize the entirety of the gallery portion of May (see photos in supplemental documents). The use or non-use of space must be deliberate relative to the resident’s proposal. Architectural plans, sections, elevations and photographs of May will be made available online for prospective residents to use for their proposals.
  • Up to five pages of renderings, sketches, or visual representation of the written proposal.
  • C.V.
  • A portfolio of no more than ten pages on 8.5″x11″ in PDF format
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May residency, gallery & publishing

The May residency seeks artists documenting their contemporary life or environment with explicit intent. Residents should be able to discuss their work concisely and be able to explain their work to other professional artists. The program is designed to be an educational experience for the resident and a documentation of the interaction between the international and New Orleans arts communities.


Exhibition, catalogue

Studio Information

May's live/work space is 2000sf with 17 foot tall ceilings and no columns. The space is housed inside a four story tall retired brewery built in the late 1800's. The May space has a full kitchen and bathroom and has 50-60 neighboring artists studios in the building, though they are not available through May the residency.

Technical Information

The studio has a full set of carpentry tools: circular saw, table saw, router, various hand tools; contact May for more information.

Contact information

2839 North Robertson st,
suite 105
New Orleans, LA 70117
United States

themayspace [at]