NEW INC is the New Museum's incubator for people working at the intersection of art, design, and technology.

Our member cohort represents an interdisciplinary mix of artists, designers, technologists, and futurists chosen via an annual open call for their experience, vision, and ambition. People at NEW INC are working on everything from new businesses, to ambitious art installations, to provocative experiments in science and urban design.

Our annual membership program, which kicks-off each year in September, is designed to help creative practitioners and organizations leverage the tools of entrepreneurship to realize their ideas, become sustainable, and maximize potential for impact and scale. 

We do an open call for members each year, and for mentors during August.

Thank you for your interest in NEW INC, the New Museum's incubator for people working at the intersections of art, design, technology, and more.  Some helpful tips for applying:

  • If you have not done so already, thoroughly review our apply page before you begin to answer any outstanding questions and help guide your Track selection. You may also have a look at current and past members to get a feel for the community.
  • We recommend compiling all the necessary materials in advance of starting the application. You'll be asked to upload: 
  • (1) a presentation deck (template / guidelines provided), Review and download a copy of our guide here:
  • (2) a short description of your work, 
  • and (3) [optionally] a CV.
  • Review the application before starting. Click through the entire application as it is dynamic, and the questions change depending on your answers.
  • Save your work regularly while filling out the application form and we recommend saving a copy of your application for your records.
  • Should you be accepted into the program, NEW INC can provide a letter confirming your participation for the purpose of a visa, but cannot support the visa process. Please keep in mind that our professional development curriculum is primarily based in U.S legal and business models. However, we remain hybrid with both virtual and in-person programs and accept applications from prospective applicants across the globe.
  • All Submissions are Final. Throughout the application process, you may save as a draft and continue editing until you are *certainly* ready to submit.

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