Residency Unlimited

PAST – 2016 RU Residency Open Call for New York & US-based artists

Residency Unlimited (RU) is pleased to announce an open call available to three New York based artists for three months residencies each, from September 1 to November 30, 2016.

Each artist will receive a stipend of $1000. This program is made possible with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) “Art Works” Grant Program, in conjunction with the Dedalus Foundation Institutional Initiatives Grant which supports a community-based residency program in 2016 for local artists organized by Residency Unlimited in partnership with Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education.

What does this residency provide?

-a three months residency from September 1 to November 30, 2016
-stipend of $1000

The selected New York artists will work from RU’s shared workspace at 360 Court Street in Brooklyn. They will receive ongoing logistical and technical support from the RU staff for the successful realization of their project, and will be invited to participate in monthly field trips and workshops. There will be weekly curatorial studio visits to ensure them with access to peers and creative feedback on their work. Each residency will conclude with a public presentation of their new work at the RU event space or at a partnering venue.

Through RU’s extensive network, these New York artists will engage with RU’s roster of international artists.

Learn more about the RU Residency Program here.

What are the criteria for selection?

-Visual artists, with an active professional practice of at least two years, irrespective of age or nationality.
-Must be a resident of New York State for at least 3 years.
-Artists should not be engaged in another residency or academic program during the residency period.

Selection procedure:

A jury consisting of RU staff, independent curators, and advisers will select the candidate based on the artistic quality of his/her work; quality of the proposed project; likely benefit to the artist of RU’s tailored residency; artist’s interest in engaging with the RU community and embracing the overall residency experience.

Short-listed artists will be interviewed by RU staff and other panel members. Final selections are made by the full panel.

Note: Upstate artists, if chosen, are responsible for travel and accommodation, (RU can assist in identifying appropriate housing if needed).

Application Deadline: Fri March 4th, 2016

Finalist Interviews: Fri March 11th, 2016

Results: Mon March 14th, 2016

This program is made possible with the generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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