"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 applications for summer 2019 are now closed. Please check back in fall 2019 for new deadlines.
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 2019 summer residency for Brooklyn-affiliated visual artists offers free studio space in the Artist's Studio at BRIC House (647 Fulton St) and in classroom space at Saint Ann's School (33 Clinton St), both in Downtown Brooklyn.
- Rent-free studio space provided at BRIC House and Saint Ann's School. Studios are approximately 225 square feet (BRIC House) and 400 square feet (Saint Ann's School).
- Artists are provided with a modest stipend for materials.
- Studio visits with curatorial staff from BRIC and other local institutions.
- Open Studio event takes place 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.
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 and Saint Ann's School double as performance spaces and classrooms, 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’ 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.
Top Image: BRICworkspace artists-in-residence (left to right) Keisha Scarville, David Antonio Cruz, and Sara Jimenez
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