BRIC Visual Artist Residency

This summer, BRIC will hold its second annual Visual Artist Residency program at BRIC House.

BRIC Visual Artist Residency

Brooklyn Heights
Beyond South Brooklyn

This summer, BRIC will hold its second annual Visual Artist Residency program at BRIC House. The residencies will take place in the Artists Studio, a flexible space on the ground floor of BRIC House 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.  Artists in residence will have access to their studios daily from 8am to midnight.

Space will be provided to selected residents free of charge; no 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 BRIC’s curatorial staff and profiles to be published on BRIC’s website or Blog.

This residency is available to professional, practicing artists and MFA students.

BRIC's Artist Studio

Residency Resources:

  • 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, and blackout curtains; the curtains may either be drawn or pulled back to create a white-box studio.
  • 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

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 (June 22 - August 14, 2015) and who have a solid plan of work for their residency period.

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).

A panel consisting of BRIC’s curatorial staff, Gallery Manager, and past Residency artists will select this summer's Residents.

To Apply:
The application process for the 2015 BRIC Visual Artist Residency is now OPEN. The deadline to apply is February 27, 2015.