Resident Commissioned Artist

The Resident Commissioned Artist program was created in 2011 by New York Live Arts to address what we perceive to be an overall lack of support for mid-career artists. The program is by-invitation only and offers a salary, health benefits, two years of residency time and a commission of a new work to premiere at New York Live Arts. Select works will then be chosen for a fully produced national and/or international tour managed by New York Live Arts.

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Okwui Okpokwasili

Okwui Okpokwasili is the 2015-2017 New York Live Arts Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA). Okpokwasili will create a new piece entitled POOR PEOPLE’S TV ROOM, set to premiere in our 2016-17 season. Previews can be seen this season at Live Artery, January 14-19, 2016.