Artshack Brooklyn Artist in Residence

Artshack Brooklyn is a nonprofit ceramics studio located in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. We are working towards accountability as an anti-racist, queer-affirming organization that celebrates the creativity of youth and honors people of all abilities. We believe in the healing powers of clay!

About Artshack’s AIR Program

Launched in 2020, Artshack’s Artist in Residence offers a three-month studio program for artists to produce work in clay. Artshack invites applications from artists at any ceramics skill level. Artists may be ceramics artists, or may have never worked with clay before. They should be open to experimentation and the unpredictability inherent to the ceramics process. The residency culminates in an 6-week show at our experimental gallery space, Keepsake. The work presented will reflect the artist’s work during the residency. 

Applications for Artshack’s AIR program are open NOW through April 1st, 2024. We encourage all applicants to visit Artshack before applying.

Dedicated to artists who are traditionally underrepresented in the arts, open to US-based artists working in all mediums. We will prioritize projects that are either from Bedstuy natives or that are community-centered.

AIR Program
we offer residents:
– 24/7 access to Artshack’s Community-shared Studio space. Located on the ground level at 1127 Bedford Avenue In Bedstuy, Brooklyn.
– Three-month residency
– Studio visits with Artshack’s Gallery Director
– Curated solo exhibition at Keepsake Gallery for 6 weeks. Keepsake Gallery is located at 1131 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn.
– Opportunity to enroll in workshops and classes at a discounted price
– Photographic documentation of work completed during the AIR Program.
– Cafe at facilities 

Technical Aspects
– Storage: 1 designated shelf
– Clay: 6 bags
– Firing: For the 2-month residency, firing should not exceed 4 large pieces or 30 small pieces.
– We fire to Cone 6 for glaze and Cone 06 for bisque

Exchange Terms & Responsibilities
– Artists are asked to contribute one original artwork to be made into a mold. Artshack will make multiples for sale at Keepsake gallery. Artists will receive all Artist-Proofs.
– The artists will work with the community and lead one workshop centered around their practice. Our community days are FREE and open to visitors of all ages. 
– The Residents will conduct themselves in a professional, courteous, and respectful manner.

We cannot consider applications from:
– Artists who are enrolled in a degree-granting program during the residency period.
– Former Artshack artists in residence.

Selection Process
The selection panel reflects Artshack’s values, comprised of five to six people drawn from a variety of backgrounds, including artists, art professionals, curators, staff, alumni and directors of art organizations not affiliated with the residency.

All applicants will receive notification by April 15, 2024.

Important details
Applications open: February 23rd
Applications due: April 1st, 11:59pm EST
Notification date: April 15th
Residency length: 3 months

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