BRIC Announces Applications for the 2022- 2023 BRIClab Artist Residency Are Now Open

James Michael Nichols, BRIC / 718.683.5980 / [email protected]
Elisa Smilovitz / A&O / 551.486.3273 / [email protected]

BRIC Announces Applications for the 2022- 2023 BRIClab Artist Residency Are Now Open

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

(BROOKLYN, NY — January 25, 2022) BRIC, a leading arts and media institution, is pleased to announce that applications for the 2022- 2023 BRIClab Residency are now open for New York City-based artists wishing to develop their practices in Contemporary Art, Film + TV, Performing Arts, and Video Art. BRIClab is a multi-disciplinary residency program created to offer emerging and mid-career artists essential resources, financial support, mentorship, skills-based learning opportunities, and a chance to share their work with their peers and the public. Applications will be open from January 25 to March 10, 2022. To learn more and apply, please visit the BRIC website.

The residency aims to build a stronger and more diverse artistic community in Brooklyn by fostering relationships, supporting long term growth, and creating a pipeline of engagement with BRIC. The program provides support for artists to freely and diligently explore the possibilities of their practices. Each of the four creative tracks offers a unique set of resources tailored to meet the distinct needs of varied artistic practices. All residents receive a stipend of $2,500.

The Video Art residency supports six artists with free courses, equipment, and 80 hours of access to BRIC’s community media studios and editing suites. They will also be paired with a relevant mentor, and receive access to consultations with BRIC curatorial staff and previous residents. Over the course of a year, residents work individually or collaborate on projects, culminating in a public screening of their work. Learn more: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/briclab-video-art

The Film + TV residency accepts three emerging to mid-career documentary filmmakers working on short form, episodic or feature length non-fiction films. Residents receive access to courses, production studios, post-production resources, networking events, and professional development opportunities. They will also be given opportunities to collaborate and engage in group critiques with an assigned mentor and cohort of peers. The program will close with a public presentation of projects developed during the residency period. Learn more: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/briclab-film-tv

The Contemporary Art residency supports 5 emerging to mid-career artists pursuing innovative projects with a year-long rent-free studio space at 20 Jay Street, feedback via studio visits and mentorship, and resources to enable them to develop their visions. An Open Studio event will take place during the residency period to share works in progress with the public. Learn more: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/briclab-contemporary-art

The 12-day Performing Arts residency welcomes artists working in music, dance, theater, and multidisciplinary performance who want to make new work that is relevant to diverse Brooklyn audiences. Free and open exploration and intentional commitment to process are at the heart of the program. Artists receive resources, studio space, and support including opportunities for artistic mentoring and work-in-process performances. Learn more here: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/briclab-performing-arts

BRIClab is committed to expanding opportunities for disabled artists, as part of a BRIC-wide effort to advance accessibility for disabled artists, audiences, and staff members. We encourage applications from disabled artists, and will work with all selected artists to support an accessible and accommodating residency. More information about accessibility at BRIC can be found here: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/accessibility-bric

Applicants must submit their applications by March 10, 2022 to be considered. An information session will be held over Zoom on February 15th at 7 pm. The information session will include  live captioning and ASL interpretation. BRIClab review panels reflect BRIC’s values and artists, and will be inclusive of disabled, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ reviewers. The new residents will be announced in May 2022. In-process public programs for the 2022/2023 cohort will take place from September 2022 through May 2023.

Key Dates:
Information Session: February 15, 2022 at 7 pm ET on Zoom. RSVP here.
Application Deadline: March 10, 2022
Announcement of 2022 BRIClab residents: May 2022

Major support for BRICLab is provided by Rockefeller Brothers Fund and TD Bank. Additional support for BRICLab: Performing Arts is provided by 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.

BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn’s cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for our community, we ignite learning in people of all ages and centralize diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC builds Brooklyn’s creative future. Learn more at bricartsmedia.org.

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