Tuesday, January 26, 2016

BRIC Visual Artist Residency

  • Applications accepted: Feb 1 - Mar 14, 2016 (NOTE: A link to Slideroom will be provided during this time.)
  • Application Deadline: Midnight on Mar 14, 2016
  • Selected artists notified by: end of April 2016
  • Residency: Summer 2016 (roughly an 8-week period in late June to late August 2016)

Each summer, BRIC holds its annual Visual Artist Residency program. Two residents have space in the Artists Studio at BRIC House. In addition, BRIC partners with Saint Ann's School to provide additional studio space for one resident at 33 Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, in classroom space adjacent to the former BRIC Rotunda Gallery!
  • ARTIST STUDIO AT BRIC HOUSE:  This is 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.  It will be partitioned for use by two artists during the residency. Because BRIC House is a public space with many visitors and activities each week, we will select artists in residence whose work involves little or no noise, no fumes or toxic materials, and who require only moderate access to water (there is a public bathroom near the Artist Studio and a utility sink in the loading dock area, but no sink in the studio spaces).  Artists in residence will have access to their studios daily from 7AM-1AM on weekdays and 8AM-1AM on weekends.
  • 33 CLINTON STREET: The residency at 33 Clinton Street is aimed at artists who are able to work independently and can responsibly take care of this approximately 400-square-feet of space.  The artist working at this space will be responsible for opening up and closing this facility daily, as they come and go. The artist's hours may therefore be flexible. Priority will be given to artists whose proposals will have a low impact on the space. In explaining your work plan, also make note of steps to be taken to care for the space.
Space will be provided to selected residents free of charge; artists are also given $500 for materials. No other honoraria or artists fees are offered.  The residency is open to both New York area artists as well as those from other parts of the United States who wish to spend time and work in the city. Please be advised that we are unable to fund travel or living expenses.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.
Artists who are accepted into the program must commit to using their studio a significant amount of time each week. 
During the residency, artists will be expected to engage with the public through open studio events, an informal illustrated talk on BRIC’s stoop, or through other forms of audience engagement. 
BRIC will provide exposure for your work through multiple means, including studio visits with curatorial staff from BRIC and other local institutions, as well as profiles published on BRIC’s website and/or blog.
This residency is available only to professional, practicing artists and MFA students. 
BRIC's Artist Studio
BRIC's Artist Studio, photo: Abigail B. Clark
Details on Artist Studio Space at BRIC House:
  • 2 air-conditioned studio spaces, each measuring approximately 27 x 25 feet.  One has a window facing the street, the other is windowless (as shown above).
  • Wireless Internet connection
  • Natural light, florescent light.
  • Limited use of hand tools and other equipment.
  • A utility sink is located in the building’s loading dock area on the first floor.
Floor Plan of the BRIC House Artist Studio
Floor Plan of the BRIC House Artist Studio
Details on Classroom Space at 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn Heights:
  • Approximately 400-square-feet of space.
  • Carpeted floor, flourescent lighting, air conditioning, and a private bathroom, and sink. 
  • Doorperson present during office hours, otherwise artist is responsible for locking and unclocking as they come and go. Studio hours are therefore comlpetely flexible. 
  • Ample storage space.
  • Located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, close by to numerous Subway lines including the R, 4, 5, 2, 3, and A, C trains.
  • Priority will be given to artists with proposals that will have a low impact on the space. 
Selection criteria:
This residency is open to emerging artists who demonstrate much promise, and to mid-career artists with a documented record of exhibitions and other accomplishments.  We seek artists who will be able to work independently and productively during the eight-week period and who have a solid plan of work for their residency period.

* Special thanks to Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights for partnering with us to provide the studio residency space at 33 Clinton Street. 
A panel consisting of BRIC’s curatorial staff, Gallery Manager, and a past Residency artist will select this summer's Residents.

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