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

About the Selection Process

BRIClab prioritizes 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 BRIC’s efforts to expand access for disabled artists, audiences, and staff.

We understand disability as a spectrum, inclusive of neurodiversity, chronic illness, mental health disabilities, and invisible disabilities, as well as disabilities that affect mobility, sight, hearing, and other senses. No one will be asked to verify their disability in any way, and we understand disclosure can be a complicated and personal decision. More information about accessibility at BRIC can be found here.

BRIClab selection 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 July 2024.

Pictured above: 2022/23 BRIClab Contemporary Art Resident Banyi Huang. Photo credit: Toby Tenenbaum

Do you have additional questions about BRIClab? Below are BRIC staff members who can provide up-to-date information:

Due to economic constraints felt across the arts & culture sector, we’ve made the difficult decision to pause the Performing Arts track. This decision was not made lightly, and BRIC remains committed to supporting the lifecycle of artists within the performing arts community. We hope to resume the BRIClab Performing Arts residency at a future date.

Major Support

TD Bank Group-The 2022 TD Ready Challenge awards -10 million to

Additional Support

General Support

Bloomberg Philanthropies

M&T Charitable Foundation

Scherman Foundation

Tiger Baron Foundation

Along with numerous individuals

Public Support

New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council