Pictured above: BRIClab 2020/2021 Performing Arts resident Parijat Desai performing How Do I Become WE.

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

The BRIClab: Performing Arts residency track is for New York City-based performing artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater, and multidisciplinary performance. The support of our staff and resources is at the heart of our BRIClab: Performing Arts program.

Applications for the 2022/2023 BRIClab: Performing Arts residency are now closed.



  • A 12-day residency in the BRIC House Artist Studio.
  • A stipend of $2500.
  • Tech support for projects.
  • Support from residency and production staff to make residency experience as accessible as possible.
  • A mentor with industry experience relevant to your project.
  • A work-in-process sharing in the Artist Studio at BRIC House.


  • 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.
  • Artist Studio Seating Layouts


You must be:

  • NYC-based artist 18 years or older, with a connection to Brooklyn
  • Working on a performing arts piece that is in the middle of its development 
  • Not currently enrolled in a degree program
  • Not a previous BRIClab: Performing Arts resident artist

We are interested in:

  • New work in the performing arts that is relevant to diverse Brooklyn audiences
  • Feasible residency goals that make use of the Artist Studio and its capabilities and reflect a commitment to process 
  • Artists who are excited to share their work with the public and embrace dialogue with audiences as a meaningful part of their process
  • Work that reflects thoughtful processes and exceptional creativity


  • Artist Studio Accessibility: The Artist Studio is housed within BRIC House at 647 Fulton St, and has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place. The Artist Studio is located on the ground floor and is accessible, with an accessible restroom on the same level.
  • Accessible Modes of Transportation to 647 Fulton St.:
    • Access-a-ride  |  Uber  |  Lyft
    • Accessible Subway Stations
      • DeKalb Av B/Q/R
        • Elevator on SE corner of Dekalb Ave and Flatbush Ave.
    • Bus
      • B25, B52, B26, B38 to Fulton Street and Ashland Place
  • Application Accessibility: If you need assistance accessing any part of this application please contact B.J. Evans at bjevans@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: Performing Arts residents: Jaime Sunwoo, Nora Alami and Jadd Tank, Morgaine Gooding-Silverwood and Raquel Chavez, Kareem M. Lucas, Pablo Calderón Santiago and What Will The Neighbors Say?, Ogemdi Ude and Sydney Mieko King, Daniel Diaz, Gian Marco Riccardo Lo Forte, Philip Treviño and Pioneers Go East Collective, and Ariel Estrada! 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.