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

BRIClab offers emerging to mid-career artists essential support and opportunities to share their work. All residents receive a $2,500 stipend, mentorship, skills-based learning and professional development, and documentation of their work. Additional support, in the form of funding, space, access to equipment and media classes, and other resources vary according to tracks. In-process public programs for the 2023/2024 cohort will take place from September 2023 through May 2024.

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.

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Due to economic constraints felt across the arts & culture sector, we’ve made the difficult decision to pause the Performing Arts track of our residency program for 2023-2024. 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.




Applications for BRIClab 2023-2024
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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 June 2023.

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

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