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.
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.