"The BRICworkspace Residency was an invaluable gift of time and space that allowed me to focus on my practice. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to meet with esteemed curators ... and honored to work alongside generous and inspiring artists whose work I admire." - Paolo Arao, Fall 2018 Artist-in-Residence
The BRICworkspace residency program provides emerging and mid-career artists the resources and support to make a significant commitment to their practice, as well as critical feedback and exposure of their work. The 2020 summer residency for visual artists offers free studio space in the Artist's Studio and Project Room at BRIC House (647 Fulton St) in Downtown Brooklyn from June 24-August 23, 2020.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for the BRICworkspace, please fill out and submit the online Application Form via SlideRoom.
Application Period: November 8 - January 27, 2020 (extended from January 9!)
Residency Period: June 24-August 23, 2020
- Rent-free studio space provided for three months at BRIC House. Studios are approximately 225 square feet.
- Artists are provided with a modest stipend for materials.
- Studio visits with curatorial staff from BRIC and other local NY institutions.
- Open Studio event takes place at the end of the residency.
Who is eligible?
The residency is open to local artists. Students are ineligible to apply. Artists who are accepted into the program must commit to using their studio 20+ hours each week.
Do you provide housing?
No, BRICworkspace does NOT provide housing or cover travel expenses.
Are there limitations to material or media?
Due to the fact that our studio spaces at BRIC House double as performance spaces and galleries, we are interested in artists with relatively "low touch" practices that don't involve toxic fumes or permanent damage to the floors.
How are the artists-in-residence selected and what qualities is BRIC looking for in an application?
A panel consisting of BRIC’s curatorial staff and past residency artists will select BRICworkspace recipients. They will pay particular attention to the following application items:
- The relevancy of the artist's work to a diverse Brooklyn audience.
- Feasibility, given the artists’ goals for their residency, and how well they align with BRIC’s facilities and technical resources. We seek artists who are able to work independently and productively and who have a solid plan of work.
- Finally and most importantly, we seek artists whose work that reflect great innovation and exceptional creativity.
Learn more about each of the spaces where BRIC's Residency program takes place.
- 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.
- Project Room: a separate, small (24 x 12 ft) gallery adjacent to the main gallery at BRIC House that focuses on highlighting a body of new work.
PAST BRICworkspace ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE:
2018: Paolo Arao | David Antonio Cruz | Aruni Dharmakirthi | Óscar Díaz | Oasa DuVerney | Adama Delphine Fawundu | Shanti Grumbine | Jeila Gueramian | Gyun Hur | Sara Jimenez | Tali Keren | Emily Oliveira | Macon Reed | Nooshin Rostami | Keisha Scarville
2017: Jonathan Allen | Nicole Awai | Esperanza Cortes | Lucia Cuba | Tusia Dabrowska | Phoebe Grip | Katya Grokhovsky | Maria Hupfield | Josephine Messer | Katherine Toukhy | Jamie Warren | Monica Weiss
Top Image: BRICworkspace artists-in-residence (left to right) Keisha Scarville, David Antonio Cruz, and Sara Jimenez