Studio & Research Residency Program in NY

Every year, 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 space, resources, and guidance to support long-term research projects and archival work. Our program welcomes experimental practices in visual arts, cultural theory, performance, filmmaking, and writing.

The residents form a central part of Amant’s dynamic multidisciplinary programming. The Studio & Research Residency Program places a special emphasis on thinking alongside narratives that have not been validated, interpreted, or recorded by art history and 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 time and 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.

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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 studios, a communal area with a kitchen, and access to outdoor spaces within Amant’s campus. Roundtrip economy flights and airport transfers to NY. A monthly allowance of USD$3,000.00 to offset the costs of accommodation, transport 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.

Please note that our studios are not residential.

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 individual studio visits with local cultural producers and meetings with special guests.

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 welcomes applications from emerging artists as well as from artists with professional standing in their field who are currently 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, visual artists performers, filmmakers, and theorists.

The residency is research-based. Residents are encouraged to participate in an active dialogue with other residents and with Amant’s staff, as well as in Amant´s many 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.

Amant conducts an open call at the end of each calendar year and selects the eight artists for the Fall and Spring residency periods. Applications are only accepted during this annual open call.

Applicants should submit a specific research proposal outlining their interests and intentions during the residency. This proposal can only be submitted via Amant’s application system, which is available once a year.

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.

Selection Committee 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