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Applications Open For New Museum Incubator

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While the concept was first announced several months ago, the New Museum today is formally unveiling NEW Inc, which is billed as the first museum-led incubator for art, design and technology.  Beginning today and extending through April 1, applications are being accepted for the incubator’s first group of members.

The “hybrid, shared workspace and professional development program” will debut this summer inside 231 Bowery, a building that sits alongside the New Museum’s headquarters. According to a press release, “it will provide a collaborative space for a highly selective, interdisciplinary community of one hundred members to investigate bold and unlikely ideas with a focus on developing a sustainable practice.”  More from the New Museum:

Over the course of a twelve-month residency, members will have 24/7 access to full-time or part-time coworking desk space, shared resources and equipment, events, and professional development programs. A commitment to mentorship and professional development is one of NEW INC’s distinguishing aspects. Leveraging the New Museum’s international network of staff, trustees, advisors, and affiliates, NEW INC will develop a program that includes business training, skill development, informal peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, networking, and community-building opportunities. Members will also benefit from developing their ideas under the umbrella of the Museum, working in close proximity to anchor tenants Studio-X, a global network of laboratories for exploring the future of the built environment started by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP); Rhizome, a long-time New Museum affiliate who will support the incubator through its expertise and leadership at the intersection of art and technology; as well as with initiatives like IDEAS CITY. Members will also be encouraged to self-organize talks and workshops where they can either present their own work, run a skill-share session, or invite outside experts to share their practice.

The facility includes 8,000 square feet of dedicated workspace, informal gathering areas, two conference rooms, a 40 seat screening room, basic prototyping lab, and 3,000 square feet of studios for artists in residence at the New Museum.  Full time memberships will cost $600/month; part time memberships will run $350.

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