The Independent Study Program is a one-year program that includes many influential artists, art historians, and critics and involves the reading of theory.
Additionally, Abrams was awarded an apexart International Fellowship in South Korea in 2014. apexart's program "recognizes the necessity of time for contemplation in the creative process and residents are asked to consider their stay as a break from their professional life."
Abrams was an also artist-in-residence at the Center for Book Arts in 2014. This residence is offered to New York-based artists and offers "space, time and support to explore the production and exhibition of artists’ books and related work in year-long residencies."
In August 2015, she will begin a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) residency. This is a large and competitive program. Residency is granted to artists, providing studio space in temporarily donated spaces. Abrams will be working in the Arts Center at Governors Island.
Abrams' work is a commentary on, and a contribution to, contemporary culture. Using herself as a medium, she documents the moment through blogging, webcam, video diaries, and journaling. More information about Damali Abrams and her work here: https://damaliabrams.wordpress.com