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 >>

Maya Jefferies, Seeing Water Lillies (video still), 2019. 2019 BRIClab: Video Art resident.

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

The BRIClab: Video Art residency track is a year-long residency for professional, local visual artists who have a desire to explore video and audio as distinct mediums, or as part of an interdisciplinary practice. Artist applications are received through an open call and chosen by a panel of artist alumni and BRIClab program managers.

Congratulations to our 2020 BRIClab: Video Art residents: Jonathan GonzalezSareh ImaniMelissa JosephJames McCrackenT. Autumn NewcombElizabeth OrrCarrie Elston TunickTanika Williams, and Hanwen Zhang! Learn more about our artists-in-residence, here.

Applications for the 2020 BRIClab: Video Art 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: Video Art residency, sign up for "Artists Opportunities" to receive a notification when submissions open.


  • Free courses at BRIC House through BRIC's Media Education program and access to equipment.
  • 80 hours of access to BRIC’s community media studios and editing suites.
  • A stipend of $2500. 
  • Development time for projects.
  • A mentor with industry experience relevant to your project.
  • Consultations with BRIC curatorial staff and past residents.
  • A public screening of your work upon completion of the program.


You must be:

  • A local artist, 18 years of age or older. 
  • Not currently enrolled in an educational institution.
  • Not a previous BRIClab: Video Art resident or BRIC Media Arts Fellow.
  • Not proposing a marketing, commercial, or purely journalistic project.

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 with a strong desire to explore video and audio as distinct mediums, or part of an interdisciplinary approach. 
  • Artists who are interested in participating in a growing artist community and have a solid plan of work. 
  • Work that reflects great in­novation and exceptional creativity.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel consisting of BRIC's Contemporary Art and Media Education staff, and other residency alumni.

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

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