2023 Artists in Residence

Keepsake House

New York City, NY 10002




Sep 11, 2022

We are welcoming applications from Songwriters and Storytellers to be a part of our next season’s roundtable shows (all taking place at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC), connect with diverse artists and engaging audiences, and gain support from us and each other.

As a Resident, you will:
- Be a part of at least three roundtable-style shows for the season (February-October 2023) in Stages 2 and 3 at Rockwood Music Hall.
- Perform & converse alongside songwriters and artists in the NYC community and reach new, respectful, and attentive audiences.
- Get inspired by artists outside of your creative medium and create original stories and songs that will be shared at our annual end-of-residency show, From Story to Song. One original song per Songwriter will also be arranged by our in-house music director.
- Receive a stipend upwards of $500 for Songwriters and $300 for Storytellers. This base stipend is guaranteed (assuming completion of the residency), and we hope to provide even more depending on available funding and sponsorship opportunities.


All artists must be available in person in NYC for at least three shows during the season, which are scheduled to fall on the dates below (note that show dates are subject to change):
-Thursday, Feb 16
-1+ show on a third Thursday sometime between March and September
-Saturday, October 14

While we do not require artists to be NY residents, we do prefer local acts and cannot guarantee coverage of any travel costs.

For Songwriters:
We are seeking independent singer/songwriters who have live performance experience and are able to perform in a small, roundtable setting (ideally a solo artist). Artists should also have shown to support and uplift community. Open to all genres. A live video example (or invitation to attend an upcoming live performance) is required for Songwriters to be considered.

For Storytellers:
We are open to writers, actors, comedians, filmmakers, small business owners – anyone who makes art, has a story, and wants to share it. Preferably a Storyteller who has experience performing their work live / public speaking with an audience.

Because of our respective backgrounds, we are particularly committed to promoting Asian American talent as we actively seek out BIPOC and LGTBQ+ artists to be part of our shows.