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FLUẊẊ (work-in-progress), 2019 BRIClab: Performing Arts resident. Photo: Toby Tenebaum.

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

The BRIClab: Performing Arts residency track is for New York City-based performing artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater, and multidisciplinary performance. The support of our staff and resources is at the heart of our BRIClab: Performing Arts program. 

Congratulations to our 2020 BRIClab: Performing Arts residents: Maria Bauman; Mia Rovegno, Tahir Karmali, and Elizabeth Thys; Darian Dauchan; Becky Baumwoll; Modesto “Flako” Jimenez and Brisa Areli Muñoz; Diane Exavier and Dominique Rider; Adrienne Westwood and Angélica Negrón; and Parijat Desai! Learn more about our artists-in-residence, here.

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


  • A 10-day residency in the BRIC House Artist Studio
  • A stipend of $2500.
  • Tech support for projects.
  • A mentor with industry experience relevant to your project.
  • A work-in-progress performance at BRIC House.


  • Artist Studio: a flexible space on the ground floor that is used for creating, rehearsing, exhibiting, and performing across multiple disciplines. This 1,400 square-foot room measures 27’ x 52’ and has a 12-foot ceiling height. 
  • Artist Studio Tech Specs
  • Artist Studio Seating Layouts


You must be:

  • A NYC-based artist 18 years or older, with a connection to Brooklyn
  • Working on a performing arts piece that is in the middle of its development 
  • Not currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program
  • Not a previous BRIClab: Performing Arts resident

We are interested in:

  • New work in the performing arts that is relevant to diverse Brooklyn audiences.
  • Feasible residency goals that make use of the Artist Studio and its capabilities and reflect a commitment to process 
  • Artists who are excited to share their work with the public and embrace dialogue with audiences as a meaningful part of their process
  • Work that reflects thoughtful processes and exceptional creativity 

Applications will be reviewed by a panel consisting of BRIC Performing Arts staff and former BRIClab: Performing Arts residents.

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

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