Still from 2021/22 BRIClab resident Macon Reed's The Death Spa Experience

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

BRIClab: Video Art is a year-long residency through BRIC’s Media Education and Contemporary Art Departments to support the creation of a video or film short or a longer work-in-progress. Applications are received through an open call and chosen by a panel of artist alumni and BRIClab program managers. We will award 6 BRIClab Video Art residencies during the 2023/24 cycle.

Applications for the 2023/2024 BRIClab: Video Art residency are now closed.



  • 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 $2,500. 
  • 20 hours of one-on-one production support.
  • A peer or artistic advisor chosen by the artist with relevance to your project.
  • Consultations with BRIC curatorial staff and past residents.
  • A public screening of your work upon completion of the program.
  • A collaborative cohort with community-building opportunities, group critiques, access to BRIC networking opportunities, and workshops tailored to the cohort's interests and needs.


You must be:

  • A New York City based creative, 18 years of age or older. 
  • Willing to become a certified community producer, and enroll in at least three classes.
  • Willing to present work and participate in the final screening event, in Spring 2024.
  • 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:

  • Artists with a strong desire to explore and grow in using video & audio as distinct mediums, or part of an interdisciplinary approach. 
  • Artists that have a solid plan of work. 
  • Artists that want to participate in the Community Media center and contribute work to the Free Speech Channel past the residency.
  • The relevancy of your work to a diverse Brooklyn audience.
  • Residency goals that align with our facilities and technical resources.
  • Work that reflects thoughtful, creative, and/or innovative processes.


  • 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
  • Click here to download the application in a PDF format.


BRIClab is prioritizing applications from disabled, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ artists, as part of BRIC’s ongoing commitment towards addressing systemic inequities in creative fields and industries, and as part of efforts to expand access for disabled artists, audiences, and staff., We interpret disability broadly and include neurodiversity, chronic illness, mental health disabilities, and invisible disabilities, as well as disabilities that affect mobility, sight, and hearing. No one will be asked to verify their disability in any way, and we understand disclosure can be a complicated and personal decision.

BRIClab review panels reflect BRIC’s values and artists, and will be inclusive of disabled, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ reviewers. Panels are made up of BRIC staff, alumni artists, and active participants in relevant fields. Evaluation will be based on how the goals of the proposed projects match up with resources available; relevant work samples; and the creation of diverse and representative cohorts. Artists will receive final word from BRIC by the end of June 2023.



Congratulations to our 2022/2023 BRIClab: Video Art residents: Isabella Vargas, Linda Ryan, OlaRonke Akinmowo, Stephanie Powell, Tatiana Florival, and Tusia Dabrowska! Learn more about our artists-in-residence here.

Major support for BRIClab is provided by TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support for BRICLab: Performing Arts is provided by The Howard Gilman Foundation and Mertz Gilmore Foundation.
BRIC also benefits from generous private funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Con Edison, The Doris Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Harold and Colene Brown Family Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, M&T Charitable Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, The Scherman Foundation, The Shubert Organization, Tiger Baron Foundation, and numerous individuals.
Public support for BRIC is provided by The Institute of Museum and Library Services, The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Assemblymember Robert Carroll, State Senator Roxanne Persaud, and the New York City Council. BRIC’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.




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