Neu Kirche Welcomes New Artists to Open Studio Spaces

Published On July 27, 2016 | By Cassie Majewski | The Arts
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Matthew Conboy

East Deutschtown’s Neu Kirche (NK) welcomes local artists to display their work within an array of available studio spaces each year. Applications are reviewed annually to decide which artists will fill spaces, and the next deadline is approaching quickly!

Formerly The First Immanuel Evangelical Church, which was built in 1889, the storied Pittsburgh establishment still stands as a symbol of the rich history that exists in the area.

NK’s website also stresses its interest in “supporting women in the arts while providing a fair playing field for all artists”–regardless of gender, age, race, religion or family circumstances.

Additionally, NK’s Studio Program is designed to promote collaboration–a concept quite familiar in the Burgh’s flourishing creative community.

The general space features a flexible location with movable partition walls. Other unique aspects include resources provided through the community, such as mentorships, studio visits from industry professionals, group critiques and NK-sponsored events.

Due to NK’s emphasis on community, the application process highlights all aspects of artists’ histories, including community involvement and level of activity as a working artist.

jimmy riordanThose looking to apply for studio spaces can find out more details online. Space includes 24/7 access, a parking plan, Wi-Fi and kitchen access.

July 31 marks the application deadline for studios A, C, E and F (as shown below), with rent ranging from $189-$220.

Artists at every stage level are welcome to apply to Neu Kirche, where they’ll continue to develop and hone their craft.

For more information, or to schedule a tour (100 Madison Ave.): interested parties can email or call (412) 322-2224.

*All pictured photographs/artworks are current NK artists. (From top: Matthew Conboy; Lori Hepner; Jimmy Riordan)

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