New York Arts Program

Basic Information

One of the many benefits of living in the program house is networking and participation in a community of fellow NYAP students. However, living in the New York Arts Program residence is optional.

Our dorm and office address is 305 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001.  The NYAP building, a 5-story townhouse in historical Chelsea, has a state-of-the-art security system that provides a secure environment. We are minutes away from the theatre and gallery districts, museums, literary, dance, and multimedia spaces. 

The NYAP residence has small doubles and quads furnished with bunk beds, a small storage space, dormitory sized refrigerator, and air conditioning. Most floors have two full bathrooms.

There are two shared kitchens supplied with cookware, stoves, toasters, microwave, refrigerators, and a small dining area.

The House offers 3 lounges for students. The first floor has a large lounge with television and premium cable and DVD player and a smaller lounge with a piano. There is a large lounge in the basement with a TV, VCR and Macintosh computers with high-speed Internet access and printers. There is also free wireless high speed Internet throughout the building. Students are encouraged to install a wireless card in their laptops.

Laundry facilities and a workspace with tables are also located in the basement.

NYAP has an outdoor garden that provides additional community space for our students.

The housing cost for Spring 2014-15:
 $3,500 per semester (15 weeks) and $2,515 per semester (10 weeks) 

Housing information and forms will be sent to students who have been accepted by the New York Arts Program.  A Residence Housing Contract will be sent via link to each student wishes to reside in the NY Arts Program dorm for the semester.  

Please carefully read the NY Arts Program Residence Policy Handbook HERE to familiarize yourself with the residence policies. 



During the summer months,  NYAP leases rooms to college students who are participating in internships or educational programs; college or university groups, and/or cultural organizations visiting NYC to pursue cultural research.  All rentals must be 3 weeks or longer.  All renters must be 18 years of age or older.  NYAP alumni will be given priority. For more informatio contact Susan Childrey.

Our Neighborhood

Chelsea stretches from 15th Street to 34th Street (give or take) between the Hudson River and Sixth Ave. Chelsea’s origins date back to 1750 and the neighborhood has seen a lot of change since its days as a family farm. Chelsea was the city’s first theater district, a fashionable shopping district. Today Chelsea is a mix of galleries, restaurants, theatres, light industry, and residences that range from public housing projects and tenement buildings, to private townhouses and luxury lofts.

These are just some highlights of our immediate neighborhood:

  • Chelsea Market: 15th Street & 10th Avenue – a huge collection of food markets, and restaurants under one roof—and home to The Food Network.
  • Madison Square Garden: 8th Avenue @ 31-32nd Street
  • Chelsea Piers: Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex, in New York City, is a 30-acre waterfront sports village located between 17th and 23rd Streets along  the Hudson River.
  • The High Line: Our newest park, the High Line runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. Section 1 of the High Line, which opened to the public on June 9, 2009, runs from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street.
  • Galleries: There a multitude of fine arts galleries between 14th Street and 30th Street in western Chelsea.


The NYAP residence is convenient to virtually all train and bus lines, and is a block away from Penn Station.

“This has been an amazing transforming semester for me. My internship and life in New York have given me a totally new perspective on art and the opportunities for me. Personally I feel so much more independent and am better able to meet new people and seek out interesting experiences.” – Andrea, Earlham