RU Residency Guidelines:
Our residencies are tailored to support the specific needs of artists and curators working in all the visual arts media and disciplines, at varying stages of their practice and career, and from around the world. For artists, residencies usually vary in length from three to six months; for curators, duration is generally one to two months.
RU will provide:
1. “Pre-residency” Support:
We believe a successful residency begins before your arrival, and we begin our preparations well in advance. Before you arrive to New York, we will:
-Reach out to the individuals and organizations in our network whose interests best align with your project;
-Make arrangements for studio visits and other activities that will maximize your exposure while in New York;
-Help you find accommodation and, if necessary, a studio space;
-Mobilize research, logistics, and other resources you will need during your time in residency.
2. A Multifunctional Work, Meeting and Presentation Space:
All residents are encouraged to make use of our multi-functional space at 360 Court street in Carroll Gardens. The RU public space operates simultaneously as a work, meeting, and presentation venue. For the purposes of the artists and curators, it suits the following:
-Non-studio-based artistic and curatorial projects (*);
-Discussions, workshops, studio visits, and informal gatherings;
-Public presentations with screenings, talks, performances, and short-term exhibitions.
(*) Should you require a designated studio during your time in residency, we will help you secure an affordable space that suits your needs.
3. Production support:
Our staff is dedicated to the successful development of your work and implementation of your project, and we are always available to provide assistance. Together, we have expertise spanning many areas:
-Production: Photography and film, online platforms, and public program installs;
-Logistics: Sourcing materials, transportation, installation, and access to other resources as required by your project;
-Research: locating resources, obtaining access to local libraries, museums and archives.
4. Exposure & Networks:
During your residency, you will build lasting connections within our vast network of curators, gallerists, critics, artists, and scholars. We will organize weekly individual studio visits (see guest visitors)
-In addition, you will be part of our programming. Each month RU programs Public events featuring exhibitions, discussions and screenings with new work and findings by our artists and curators-in-residence. These activities are held at our space or at partnering venues.
The selection process ranges from an open call application and panel process to nominations or by invitation depending on the project, the type of residency and the partnering organization.
-Applications are always reviewed by a panel of RU staff and affiliates.
-Please sign up for our mailing list and friend us on Facebook to stay up to date on upcoming opportunities including RU’s.
6. How to Apply :
There are currently two main methods of applying for an RU Residency:
– International Artists: Can directly inquire about availability and further details.
– US Residents: Are currently eligible to apply for a 3 month RU residency made possible with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) “Art Works” Grant Program.
You can also sign up to our mailing list to stay informed of future open calls.
We are grateful to our supporters for making RU’s residency program possible.
Looking forward hearing from you!