We are seeking artists from all over the world who want to experience the vibrancy and excitement of the arts in New York City or who just want to get away and work in a no-pressure, comfortable environment! We will work with each artist to customize the program according to their needs.
We are offering a free apartment with an adjoining studio space in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section in Brooklyn, NY. The space is meant to be a home away from home - a place to feel comfortable, creative and supported. it is a lovingly restored and furnished brownstone parlor apartment that has very high ceilings, lots of natural light, and is close to public transportation. In addition, the artist will be provided with a stipend to be used for materials and related costs.
An important part of our residency is to bring art to our community. Bed-Stuy is a traditionally underserved neighborhood and we want to address that with the help of our visiting artists. We are developing a program where students and working artists can meet, collaborate and learn from one another. During their residency stay, we are hoping that our artists will: create prints that can be made available to people in our neighborhood, create murals, zines, have art shows at either the residency, local schools or galleries for all to enjoy. At the end of each year, we will publish a book illustrating our volunteer experiences, our process, and the art of all of our visiting artists. We are still exploring interesting and exciting ideas and programs!
Any artist, collector, art enthusiast, interested in the program or in helping us (donating materials, publicizing the program, walls to paint..), please contact us! We look forward to together making a supportive, creative and inclusive environment in our neighborhood!
Brendan Fagan (AKA Judith Supine)