Pictured above: Dreamscapes by 2020/2021 BRIClab Contemporary Art resident Destiny Belgrave.

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

The BRIClab: Contemporary Art track offers visual artists space, feedback, and resources to develop and advance their projects. Artist applications are received through an open call and reviewed by a panel of curators, artist alumni, and BRIClab program managers. 

Applications for the 2022/2023 BRIClab: Contemporary Art residency are now closed.



  • Rent-free studio space provided for 12 months at 20 Jay St. in DUMBO beginning in June 2022.
  • A stipend of $2500.
  • A mentor with relevance to your project (curator, academic, practitioner, etc).
  • Studio visits with curatorial staff from BRIC as well as outside curators, academics, and practitioners.
  • An Open Studio event during the residency period.
  • Photographic documentation of the residency.


  • Five semi-private 150 square foot studios on the Mezzanine floor of 20 Jay St. 
  • Spaces have 3 walls: permanent walls and eight- foot partition walls. Two of the studios have large windows with natural light.
  • Shared slop sink in the hallway.
  • Fluorescent lighting grid overhead.
  • The commercial building has shared amenities for all tenants, including communal conference rooms, roof decks, Mother’s room, and bike storage. The space is equipped for high-speed data, and has air conditioning and heat.


You must be: 

  • A New York artist, 18 years or older. 
  • Not currently matriculated in an educational institution. 
  • Able to commit to using your studio 20+ hours each week.
  • Not a previous BRIClab: Contemporary Art resident or BRICworkspace resident.

We are interested in:

  • Work that reflects in­novation and exceptional creativity.
  • Work with relevance to a diverse Brooklyn audience.
  • Feasible residency goals and that align with our facilities and technical resources.
  • Artists who are able to work independently and productively and who have a solid plan of work.


  • BRIC is committed to accessibility and equity for disabled people in its programs. 
  • The studio has an accessible building entrance on Jay Street. The studios are located on the 2nd floor, Mezzanine level, and are accessible via two elevators. 
  • Accessible Modes of Transportation to 20 Jay St.:
    • Access-a-ride  |  Uber  |  Lyft
    • Accessible Subway Stations
      • Borough Hall 2, 3; 4, 5 Manhattan-bound only
    • Bus
      • B52, B69, B67, B25
  • If you need assistance accessing any part of this application please contact Jenny Gerow at jgerow@bricartsmedia.org


BRIClab review panels reflect BRIC’s values and artists, and will be inclusive of disabled, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ reviewers. We view this decision as a step towards addressing systemic inequities in creative fields and industries.


Information sessions are not required but are an opportunity to speak directly with program staff. Our next virtual information session will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 7 - 9pm ET.  The session will have live captioning and ASL interpretation. Please RSVP HERE

Congratulations to our 2021/2022 BRIClab: Contemporary Art residents: Bahareh Khoshooee, Golnar Adili, Johannah Herr, Nyugen Smith, and Sophia Adeyemo-Ross! Learn more about our artists-in-residence here.

Major support for BRICLab is provided by TD Bank. Additional support for BRICLab: Performing Arts is provided by Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Howard Gilman Foundation and Mertz Gilmore Foundation. General support for BRIC is provided by Bank of America, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Con Edison, Genesis Inspiration Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Lambent Foundation, M&T Charitable Foundation, New York Community Trust, Scherman Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Tiger Baron Foundation, and numerous individuals.

BRIC’s Contemporary Art program also benefits from generous private funding from the Harold and Colene Brown Family Foundation, Ford Foundation, Harpo Foundation, Humanities New York, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and numerous individual supporters.