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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The 2023-24 Open Call brought in close to 900 applications. Covering a wide variety of fields and hailing from diverse geographical areas, many candidates proposed to engage with specific New York organizations and archives, unearthing precise and at times personal histories. Thanks so much to everyone for applying.
After a careful selection process and in-depth discussions with this year’s jurors, curators Zoë Butt, Marie Hélène Pereira and writer Lucy Ives, we are thrilled to welcome Daniel Godínez Nivón, Emilija Skarnulyte, Kriss Li, Leah Whitman-Salkin, Reliable Copy, Sara Saleh, Shamica Ruddock, Ufuoma Essi.
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. Amant provides roundtrip economy transport via flight, train or bus to NY, travel health insurance, and a monthly allowance of USD$3,000.00 to partially offset the costs of research, accommodation, and day-to-day expenses. Amant also provides 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 and Undergraduate students are ineligible for the Amant Studio & Research Residency Program.
Amant releases an open call once a year for the Fall and Spring residency cycles. Dates for the open call are announced via our newsletter and social media.
Candidates should submit a specific research proposal outlining their interests and intentions during the residency, as well as archives, institutions, art spaces and organizations they plan to activate during their time in residence. We also ask for the contact information of two professionals in the field, to be contacted if the application moves forward.
Proposals can only be submitted via Amant’s application system. We do not accept speculative applications outside of the open call period.
The candidates are selected by a professional committee. Due to the large number of applicants, Amant does not provide individual feedback and only contacts the selected artists after each open call.
Current Residents: Spring 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