Pictured above: Still from 2020/2021 BRIClab Video Art resident Sareh Imani's piece Center is not a particular point on the earth’s surface.

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


The BRIClab: Video Art residency track is a year-long residency for professional, local visual artists who have a desire to explore video and audio as distinct mediums, or as part of an interdisciplinary practice. Artist applications are received through an open call and chosen by a panel of artist alumni and BRIClab program managers.

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

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RESIDENCY BENEFITS

  • Free courses at BRIC House through BRIC's Media Education program and access to equipment.
  • 80 hours of access to BRIC’s community media studios and editing suites.
  • A stipend of $2500. 
  • Development time for projects.
  • A mentor with industry experience relevant to your project.
  • Consultations with BRIC curatorial staff and past residents.
  • A public screening of your work upon completion of the program.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

You must be:

  • A New York City based creative, 18 years of age or older. 
  • Not currently enrolled in an educational institution.
  • Not a previous BRIClab: Video Art resident or BRIC Media Arts Fellow.
  • Not proposing a marketing, commercial, or purely journalistic project.

We are interested in:

  • The relevancy of your work to a diverse Brooklyn audience.
  • Feasible residency goals and how well they align with our facilities and technical resources.
  • Artists with a strong desire to explore video and audio as distinct mediums, or part of an interdisciplinary approach. 
  • Artists who are interested in participating in a growing artist community and have a solid plan of work. 
  • Work that reflects great in­novation and exceptional creativity.

Accessibility:

  • Community Media Center Accessibility: The Community Media Center is housed within BRIC House at 647 Fulton St, and has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place. The Community Media Center television studios, equipment checkout, and media lab are located on the second floor and are accessible by an elevator. There is 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 Skyelar MacLeod at smacleod@bricartsmedia.org.

SELECTION PANEL:
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

Information sessions are not required but are an opportunity to speak directly with program staff and to see the Media Incubator space. 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


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.