BRIC Stands With Our Black Community

A Letter From Our President:

In this moment of profound reckoning for our country, I'm stunned by having witnessed so brazenly the ongoing consequences of whiteness being weaponized against Black bodies. I grieve for the Black lives taken from us: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others. I'm also pained by the toll COVID-19 has taken on our country, our city, our borough, and our neighbors. KEEP READING >>

Mei Kazama, 2019 BRIClab: Contemporary Art resident. Photo: Jordan Rathkopf

BRIClab is a multi-disciplinary residency program created to advance opportunities for visual artists, performers, and media makers. 


The BRIClab: Contemporary Art track offers visual artists technical support, space, feedback, and resources to develop and advance their innovative projects. Artist applications are received through an open call and chosen by a panel of prominent curators, artist alumni, and BRIClab program managers.

Congratulations to our 2020 BRIClab: Contemporary Art residents: Destiny Belgrave, Lizania Cruz, Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira, Jasmine Murrell, and Sarah Nicholls! Learn more about our artists-in-residence, here.

Applications for the 2020 BRIClab: Contemporary Art residency are now closed, we will be accepting applications for the 2021 cohort in fall/winter 2020.  If you're interested in applying for the 2021 BRIClab: Contemporary Art residency, sign up for "Artists Opportunities" to receive a notification when submissions open.


RESIDENCY BENEFITS

  • Rent-free studio space provided for three months at BRIC House.
  • A stipend of $2500.
  • Development time for projects.
  • A mentor with industry experience relevant to your project.
  • Studio visits with curatorial staff from BRIC and other local arts institutions.
  • An Open Studio event during the residency period.

SPACES

  • Main Gallery Studios: a 10.8 x 16 ft temporary studio space in BRIC's main gallery on the ground floor with access to electrical outlets, walls for displaying work, and both natural and artificial light.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

You must be: 

  • A local artist, 18 years or older. 
  • Not currently enrolled in an educational institution. 
  • Able to commit to using your studio 20+ hours each week.
  • Not a previous BRIClab: Contemporary Art resident or BRICworkspace resident.

We are interested in:

  • The relevancy of your work to a diverse Brooklyn audience.
  • Feasible residency goals and how well they align with our facilities and technical resources.
  • Artists who are able to work independently and productively and who have a solid plan of work. 
  • Work that reflects great in­novation and exceptional creativity.

SELECTION PANEL:
Applications will be reviewed by a panel consisting of BRIC’s curatorial staff and past residency artists.

INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Information sessions are not required, but are an opportunity to speak directly with program staff and to see the Main Gallery space. There are no information sessions at this time, but check back soon for more information!

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