Call for Applications: Amant Residency NY 2021-2022

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Amant is seeking applications from artists working in a wide range of disciplines for its international residency program in New York.

Residency period is 3 months in either of the following sessions:

  1. From the beginning of September to the end of November 2021.

  2. From the beginning of January to the end of March 2022.

  3. From the beginning of April to the end of June 2022.

We highly recommend reading our FAQ before applying.

Deadline for applications: December 18th (Friday), 2020, 00:00 (EST)

Applicants will be notified of their status by March 31st, 2021

Questions can be addressed to: Please put ‘open call Amant_NY_2021’ in the subject line.

The international residency program is the hub of our activities at Amant. It is conceived as a research and artistic platform, experimenting with non-linear models of generating knowledge to encourage different connections between artists, researchers, cultural institutions, and the general public.

Amant provides a stimulating and flexible environment for international practitioners to experiment and make work in NY for a period of three months. Located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the residency program encourages its residents to take full advantage of access to the city’s numerous cultural institutions, its art professionals and practitioners many of whom are based in Brooklyn.

The residency welcomes letters from both, emerging artists and from artists with professional standing in their field. Applications are accepted from creative practitioners and academics in a variety of disciplines within the contemporary arts: visual artists, writers, composers, performers, filmmakers, and theorists; working at the research stage of a project.

During the period at Amant, artists can develop their work and follow up with their projects on their own terms. The residents are required to participate in Amant’s on-going programs, seminars and activities, sharing ideas internally and publicly through different formats and methodologies. We highly value openness to cross-disciplinary conversations.

Artists who are currently based in NY cannot apply to the residency.

Amant does an open call once a year and the residencies have a duration of three months. The program can accommodate four residents at a time.

The residency comprises:

  • Individual studios, a communal area and outdoor space. The studios are situated within the main building, which also includes exhibition galleries, a library/reading room and a performance space to carry out rehearsals and other activities. 

  • Return economy flights and airport transfers to NY.

  • A monthly stipend of $3,000.00 to offset the costs of accommodation, transport and day-to-day expenses. Amant studios are not residential.

  • The opportunity to benefit from the expertise of the artistic team at Amant as being exposed to its exhibitions and event programs. In this regard, the residents will be asked to do a public program event during the course of the residency.

  • Introducing residents through special meetings with local researchers and art professionals relevant to their needs, and access to a rich network of institutions in NY.

Applicants should submit a specific research proposal outlining their interests and intentions during the residency.

The candidates will be selected by a professional committee which includes Amant’s internal senior team and three external advisors: Lauren Cornell, Director of the Graduate Program and Chief Curator at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY, Elvira Diangany-Ose, The Showroom Director, London, and Reem Fadda, Director of Abu-Dhabi Cultural Center, Abu-Dhabi.

Unfortunately, due to the number of applicants, we cannot provide individual feedback.

Your application should include the following, both of which can be submitted via the application.

  1. Application form.

  2. Portfolio

The portfolio should be a single PDF that contains the following:

  • A CV/Resume. No longer than four pages and emphasize only your most significant achievements, publications, exhibits, etc.
  • Images of your work (up to 10). Images should include captions and short descriptions.
  • For videos/films, and sound recordings, provide links (up to 5).
  • Samples of published writing (up to 15 pages total). If you are applying as a writer, historian or theorist.

Please name the portfolio as follows: lastname_Amant NY_2021-2022

If the portfolio is not in PDF format or if it is over 10MB you will not be able to submit it.