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BRIC Accepting Applications for Visual Artist Residencies

BRIC, the largest presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, presents contemporary art, performing arts, and community media programs that reflect the borough’s creativity and diversity and provides resources to launch, nurture, and showcase artists and media makers.

Through BRIC's annual summer Visual Artist Residency program, two individual artists will receive space in the Artists Studio at BRIC House. BRIC also will partner 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). During their residencies, 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 artists' 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.

1) Artist Studio at BRIC House: This 1,400 square-foot space is used for creating, rehearsing, exhibiting, and performing across multiple disciplines. It will be partitioned for use by two artists during the summer 2016 residency. Because BRIC House is a public space with many visitors and activities each week, the organization 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.

2) 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 the 400-square-foot space. Priority will be given to artists whose projects will have a low impact on the space.

Each artist in residence will receive $500 for materials. No other honoraria or artists fees are offered.

BRIC visual artist residencies are open to emerging artists who demonstrate promise as well as mid-career artists with a documented record of exhibitions and other accomplishments. Applicants must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S.

See the BRIC website for complete program guidelines, detailed descriptions of the available studio spaces, and application instructions.

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Deadline: 03-14-2016

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