2019-2020 NYC Salt Residency Program Application
June 30, 2019
The Residency Program runs every year from September to June. This 36-week program focuses on photography and college preparation and is intended for students who wish to deepen their understanding and passion for the visual arts.
This is a multi-year program that we hope you will take advantage of over several years.
Classes taught by leading industry professionals
One-on-one mentoring with a professional photographer or editor
College prep programming and academic tutoring
Five months of small group ACT prep for Juniors
One-on-one college advising
Camera equipment supplied by program
Mac lab available to all students every day after school
Instruction on using Adobe Creative Suite
Instruction on photography as a business
Field trips to creative companies to learn about career paths
Field trips to cool locations for photo shoots
In this program, you will learn how to use a camera, how to use light, how to find your vision, how to use your voice to tell a story and more. This will be done through group and one-on-one instruction in a professional photography studio. You will get to meet some of the leaders working in the visual industry; photographers, gallery owners, photo editors at major magazines, newspapers and online, art directors at ad agencies, bookmakers, all there to help you that day and in the future.
You will develop a professional portfolio that you can use for college admissions and professional opportunities. Your work will be displayed at the end of the year in our Annual Photography Exhibition at a public venue attended by leading industry professionals and your family.
All classes will be held at our photography studio in Midtown Manhattan. Our address is 214 West 29th Street #1202, between 7-8th Ave. Please make sure before applying that this location is not too far for you to commute to.
This is a free program.
Our program runs throughout the school year (September to June) following the public school calendar:
Class is held on Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm.
If you are a rising Junior:
January - June Juniors meet on Tuesdays from 4pm-7pm for college guidance, college workshops and ACT prep.
All students are required to meet twice a month with their mentor.
An attendance policy is strictly enforced.
Please be aware that you cannot save this form. Retreive all supporting requirements (school transcript and photography portfolio) before starting to fill out the form.
Please fill out the entire application form and upload the following:
Photo portfolio (10 of your best images)
Most recent transcript
* you must have above a C average or above to apply
Only complete applications will be considered.
If your application is selected to move on to the interview stage, you will be contacted to set up a 30-minute interview with a parent/guardian. Your parent or guardian must come to this interview in order for you to be elligible for the program. The interview is for us to get to know you a bit better and to also explain the program to your parent or guardian to make sure they understand the commitment required. Application and interview do not guarantee admission into the program.
Application deadline: June 30, 2019 at 11.59pm
Interview sessions: June 30 - July 30, 2019
Application decision: August 31, 2019
If you are not available for the interview during the month of July, please let us know and we will do our best to accomodate a different time for you.
Also keep in mind that if you are selected to participate in the course, we require a $50 charge to secure your space. The money will go to a hard drive which you will keep at the end of the course.
For more information please contact Devin Osorio, NYC Salt Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-929-0325.
We thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application!