Our annual Open Call for the Studio & Research Residency Program 2023-2024 is now closed.

The Studio & Research Residency Program in NY awards artists from around the world with research-oriented residencies in its campus in Brooklyn. Following Amant’s aim of slowing down the art-making process, we provide artists with resources to partially support long-term research projects and archival work in NY.

Our program welcomes experimental practices in visual arts, cultural theory, performance, filmmaking, and writing.

The Studio & Research Residency Program places a special emphasis on thinking alongside narratives that have not been validated, interpreted, or recorded by art history, fostering an active dialogue with local organizations and communities, art professionals, and cultural producers at large. Above all else, Amant is committed to providing residents with the support they need to experiment.

Each residency period has a duration of three months, with four residents at a time. There is a Fall residency and a Spring residency.

We provide our residents with a studio, a monthly expense allowance and round-trip transportation from their original locations. Residents are encouraged to obtain funding from external sources to cover additional expenses during their stay in the city. Artists who wish to apply to other funds are provided with an invitation letter at their request.

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Questions about the residency can be addressed to residencies@amant.org.

Amant provides a stimulating and flexible environment for international practitioners to conduct their artistic research in New York for a period of three months.

The residency comprises individual non-residential studios, a communal area with a kitchen, and access to outdoor spaces within Amant’s campus. One roundtrip economy flight, train or bus to NY. A monthly allowance of USD$3,000.00 to partially offset the costs of research, accommodation, and day-to-day expenses. The opportunity to benefit from the expertise of the artistic team at Amant and New York City’s cultural and academic community.

Our goal is to foster process-oriented practices and multiple forms of knowledge, and the programs developed for the residents (and in some cases to the general public) therefore take on different formats and temporalities. We organize studio visits with local cultural producers, meetings with special guests, and visits to archives, museums, and cultural organizations relevant to our residents’ practices.

Each New York Amant Studio & Research resident gets the opportunity to organize a For Your Reference evening in which they share their way of thinking, interpreting, and sensing.

The residency is research-based. It welcomes applications from artists at different stages of their careers who are working on the research stage of a project. We accept proposals from creative practitioners and academics from a variety of disciplines within the contemporary arts: writers, poets, cultural researchers, visual artists, performers and filmmakers.

Although the city of New York does not have to be the focus of the research project, it is essential to clearly explain the archives, communities and cultural practitioners that the applicant wishes to engage with in this city that will directly support their research.

Residents are encouraged to participate in an active dialogue with other residents and with Amant’s curatorial team, as well as in the institution’s public programs and activities. We highly value engagement in cross-disciplinary conversations.

Artists currently based in New York are ineligible for the Amant Studio & Research Residency Program.

Applicants should submit a specific research proposal outlining their interests and intentions during the residency. We also ask for the contact information of two professionals in the field. We will contact them for letters of reference if your application moves forward.

This proposal can only be submitted via Amant’s application system.

The candidates are selected by a professional committee. Unfortunately, due to the large number of applicants, Amant does not provide individual feedback and only contacts the selected artists after each open call.

Selection Committee

2021-2022

Lauren Cornell, Director of the Graduate Program and Chief Curator at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY
Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director of MACBA, Barcelona
Reem Fadda, Director of Abu-Dhabi Cultural Center, Abu-Dhabi.

2022-2023

André Lepecki, Professor and Chairperson at the Department of Performance Studies at New York University
Negar Azimi, writer and Editor-in-chief of Bidoun Magazine
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Director Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam