"The BRICworkspace visual artist residency program allowed me the time and space necessary to complete new work; explore new directions; and make new, lasting connections. It’s one of the best residencies I have done!"

- Esperanza Cortés, BRICworkspace Alum '17 (pictured)



Paolo AraoDavid Antonio Cruz | Adama Delphine Fawundu | Tali Keren 


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 residency for Brooklyn-affiliated visual artists, offers studio space at BRIC House as well as a nearby satellite space in the diverse cultural hub of Downtown Brooklyn.



  • Rent-free studio space provided either at BRIC House or at two other satellite locations. Studios range from 225-500 square feet.
  • Artists are provided with given a small stipend for materials. We are unable to fund travel or living expenses.
  • Studio visits with curatorial staff from BRIC and other local institutions.
  • Open Studio event culminating at the end of the residency.


Who is eligible?
The residency is open to Brooklyn-affiliated artists who live, work, or were born in the borough. Students are ineligible to apply. Artists who are accepted into the program must commit to using their studio 20+ hours each week. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

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 647 Fulton St and 33 Clinton St double as classroom and performance spaces, we are interested in artists with relatively "low touch" practices that don't involve a lot of messy materials and that don't leave a footprint behind in the space. The 505 State St space is less limited but as a residential space we ask that artists not make loud noises during the hours of 10pm-10am.

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 be pay particular attention to the following application items:

  • The relevancy of the work to a diverse Brooklyn audience.
  • Feasibility, given the artists’ record of achievement, 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 for their residency. 
  • 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.


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