"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

Congratulations to our 2020 BRICworkspace residents: Destiny Belgrave, Lizania Cruz, Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira, Jasmine Murrell, and Sarah Nicholls.

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 2020 summer residency for visual artists offers free studio space in the Artist's Studio and Project Room at BRIC House (647 Fulton St) in Downtown Brooklyn from May 26th - Aug 23 and Jun 1 - Aug 23 (depending on location within BRIC House). 


To apply for the BRICworkspace, please fill out and submit the online Application Form via SlideRoom.

Application Period: Nov 8 - Jan 27, 2020
Finalists will be contacted: Early Apr 2020
Residency Period: May 26 - Aug 23 and Jun 1 - Aug 23, 2020 (depending on location within BRIC House)



  • Rent-free studio space provided for three months at BRIC House. Studios are approximately 225 square feet. 
  • Artists are provided with a modest stipend for materials.
  • Studio visits with curatorial staff from BRIC and other local NY institutions.
  • Open Studio event takes place at the end of the residency.


Who is eligible?
The residency is open to local artists. 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 double as performance spaces and galleries, 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’ 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. 
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Project Room: a separate, small (24 x 12 ft) gallery adjacent to the main gallery at BRIC House that focuses on highlighting a body of new work.




2019: Mimi Bai | Sareh Imani Mei Kazama | Dain DeltaDawn | Nsenga Knight | Zalika Azim | Shelly Bahl | Julian Chams | Gustavo Prado


2018: Paolo AraoDavid Antonio CruzAruni Dharmakirthi | Óscar DíazOasa DuVerneyAdama Delphine Fawundu | Shanti GrumbineJeila Gueramian | Gyun Hur Sara Jimenez Tali Keren | Tura OliveiraMacon Reed Nooshin Rostami | Keisha Scarville 


2017: Jonathan AllenNicole Awai | Esperanza Cortes | Lucia Cuba | Tusia DabrowskaPhoebe Grip | Katya Grokhovsky |  Maria Hupfield Josephine Messer | Katherine Toukhy |  Jamie Warren | Monica Weiss 


2016: Aisha Tandiwe Bell | Ilana Harris-Babou | Tahir Carl Karmali | Jakob Steensen


2015: Carl E. Hazlewood | Trokon Nagbe | aricoco (Ari Tabei)


2014: ruby onyinyechi amanze | Miryana Todorova 


Top Image: BRICworkspace artists-in-residence (left to right) Keisha Scarville, David Antonio Cruz, and Sara Jimenez