Brooklyn Art Cluster International Residency Program 2016

 
 

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

 

Deadline: July 5th, 2017, No Application Fee required

Brooklyn Art Cluster is currently accepting applications for its 2018 International Residency Programs.

Brooklyn Art Cluster is an art organization committed to building creative environments for curators and artists alike. We focus on supporting collaborations between curators and artists to share inspirations and expand networks for the development of their works and career. Our two locations offer artist residency and curatorial programs, long-term workspaces, exhibitions and various art projects with 18 work studios, a gallery and a project space.

RESIDENCY PROGRAM GUIDELINES We currently offer a 3-month Studio Program with Group Exhibition Opportunity and a 6-month International Residency + Solo Exhibition Program. Both programs are open to international and US-based visual artists working in all media.

STUDIO PROGRAM + Group Exhibition Opportunity (3-MONTH TERM) This 3-month program focuses on practices within the studio for the development of a new body of work as well as forming connections and networking with art professionals in the New York area. Studio program artists will have studio visits with curators, critics, gallerists and art instructors. The studio program also offers program artists the opportunity to participate in group exhibitions at BAC’s exhibition space, The Cluster Gallery, open studio events as well as both online and offline promotions.

All participating artists will be provided:

  1. A 24/7 accessible studio space with a worktable, chair, shelves, basic tools, heating, A/C and high-speed Internet access. The studio is a 150-250 sq ft, workspace.
  2. Multiple opportunities to introduce and share their work with the public as well as studio visits arranged with curators, critics, gallerists and art instructors.
  3. An Open Studio event that is open to art professionals and the general public.
  4. Online and offline promotions.
  5. Museum and gallery tours in NYC and Brooklyn.
  6. Information about lectures, workshops and various artist resources.

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY + SOLO EXHIBITION PROGRAM (6-MONTH TERM) This 6-month program offers each artist a unique opportunity to have a solo show curated by a New York-based curator at our exhibition space, The Cluster Gallery. BAC’s list of guest curators will join in the selection process through which we pair each individual artist with the curator who will be organizing his or her show. The program will focus on developing an artist’s body of work, preparing a solo show and building collaborative relationships with art professionals. Over the course of the program, each artist will also have studio visits, open studios, gallery and museum tours as well as other opportunities elaborated below.

All participating artists will be provided:

  1. A 24/7 accessible studio space with a worktable, chair, shelves, basic tools, heating, A/C and high-speed Internet access. The studio is a 150-250 sq ft, workspace.
  2. Opportunity for a solo exhibition at the end of the program curated by a New York-based curator at BAC’s exhibition space, The Cluster Gallery.
  3. Multiple opportunities to introduce and share their work with the public as well as studio visits arranged with curators, critics, gallerists and art instructors.
  4. Open Studio events that are open to art professionals and the general public.
  5. Online and offline promotions.
  6. Press release and opening reception for solo exhibition.
  7. Museum and gallery tours in NYC and Brooklyn.
  8. Information about lectures, workshops and various artist resources.

PROGRAM SESSION Programs start in January, April, July and October of each year. Artists can participate for up to one year by enrolling in two consecutive 6-month sessions.

PROGRAM FEES Artists are responsible for a program fee of $3,000 for the three-month Studio Program and $6,000 for the six-month International Residency + Solo Exhibition Program. We encourage selected artists to apply to other sources of funding for financial support, and will be happy to provide an official invitation or recommendation letter as needed to selected artists who are applying to outside funds.

Note: The studio is a workspace only. Artists are responsible for their own housing. Those who may need additional funding and support for housing accommodations should apply to other supplemental sources.

The artist will be responsible for providing all the equipment or materials needed for projects created throughout the duration of the residency.

 

Submission Guideline

 

ELIGIBILITY: Both programs are open to all international and US-based visual artists working in any media. International artists must obtain proper visas for staying in the US during the program. Students enrolled in universities or institutes are not eligible to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 5, 2017.

NOTIFICATION: Notifications of the selection process will be sent via e-mail within six weeks of the deadline. After you receive a notification of acceptance into the program, an official Letter of Acceptance will be provided as needed to those applying for additional funding support or visas.

PROGRAM OPTIONS AND SESSION DATES: When applying, applicants must choose between either the three-month Studio Program or six-month International Residency Program. The current open call accepts applications for our 2018 sessions. Each session will start in January, April, July, and October 2018. Applicants can also opt to stay for up to one year by enrolling in two consecutive 6-month sessions.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please review the application requirements below. Application forms must be submitted on our website, but all other accompanying materials must be submitted via email.

  1. APPLICATION FORM: Please fill out and submit the application form directly through the BAC website at www.brooklynartcluster.com All other accompanying materials listed below must be submitted via email to bacresidencyprogram@gmail.com with “Submission for 2018 Residency Program” in the subject line.

  2. CV: Your most recent CV should be attached as a PDF. Format your CV file name as “Artist’s Last Name_Artist’s First Name_CV.pdf”

  3. RESIDENCY PROPOSAL: Brief statement (under 300 words) about the proposed residency project and the objective you intend to achieve through the program. Proposal should be attached as a PDF. Format file name as “Artist’s Last Name_Artist’s First Name_Proposal.pdf”

  4. ARTIST STATEMENT: Brief statement (under 300 words) about your artworks. Artist statement should be attached as a PDF. Format file name as “Artist’s Last Name_ Artist’s First Name_Statement.pdf”

  5. WORK SAMPLE: Artists may send up to 10 images of their recent work. Alternatively, multimedia artists may send up to 10 video links (to their personal website or video hosting sites such as vimeo or youtube) or a combination of images and video links. Images should be attached as JPEGs no larger than 800 pixels and not exceeding 2MB. Format each JPEG file name as “Artist’s Last Name_Artist’s First Name1.jpg”, “Artist’s Last Name Artist’s First Name_2.jpg”, etc.

  6. WORK SAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Each attached image or video link must be accompanied by a corresponding Work Sample Description which lists the Title, Year, Medium and Dimensions of the artwork.

  7. ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING MATERIALS: Supporting materials such as reviews or catalogues are optional. Artists may attach up to three files of supporting materials as PDFs.

  8. No Application Fees for Any 2018 Sessions

Selection procedure: A select jury of art professionals and Brooklyn Art Cluster leadership will review all applications.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Incomplete applications not containing all the required materials and documents listed above will NOT be reviewed.

For additional information or questions, please contact joinus@bklynartcluster.com