About the program
Every year, Amant’s NY Residency awards twelve artists from around the world with research-oriented residencies in its brand new campus in Brooklyn, NY. During the three-month duration of each residency period, four artists are provided with individual studio spaces, an expense allowance, as well as resources to support long-term research projects and archival work.
With experimental practices within the visual arts, writing, filmmaking, and performance, the residents form a central part of Amant’s dynamic multidisciplinary programming. A significant portion of the Public Programs and Ongoing Series are informed by ideas related to the residents’ research, including Brooklyn Through the Eyes of Artists, Open Exchange, Discoursed & Discussed, and Show, Tell & Toast.
Amant also supports each resident’s artistic research by facilitating access to relevant institutions, archives, and scholars in New York City. By listening to and engaging with the many perspectives the city has to offer, each artist has the opportunity to enrich their creative practice and gain access to New York’s world-renowned art scene.
Echoing the general ethos of Amant, the NY Residency makes 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.
Residencies are awarded by invitation as well as through an annual open call. This is the only time artists can apply to the NY Residency.
Amant is not currently accepting applications.
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Amant provides a stimulating and flexible environment for international practitioners to conduct their artistic research in New York for a period of three months. Located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the residency program encourages its residents to explore, in-depth, the resources offered by the city’s numerous cultural institutions, archives, and universities, and offers the possibility to engage in conversation with art professionals and practitioners, many of whom are fortuitously based in Brooklyn.
The NY Residency welcomes artists from a wide range of backgrounds and fields, such as the visual arts, writing, filmmaking, and performance, and aims to encourage myriad connections between artists, researchers, cultural institutions, and the public.
Located at 306 Maujer St., across the street from the buildings that host Amant’s exhibition galleries, offices, and Bookstore & Café, the four residency studios share a large private green courtyard with Géza, Amant’s performance space, offering a rich cultural context for innumerable exchanges and experiences. .
The residency comprises:
Individual studios, a private communal area, and access to outdoor spaces within Amant’s campus.
Roundtrip economy flights and airport transfers to NY.
A monthly expense allowance of USD$3,000.00 to offset the costs of accommodation, transport and day-to-day expenses. Please note that Amant studios are not residential.
The opportunity to benefit from the expertise of the artistic team at Amant and New York City’s cultural and academic community.
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. Proposals are accepted from creative practitioners and academics from a variety of disciplines within the contemporary arts: visual artists, writers, performers, filmmakers, and theorists.
During their residency at Amant, artists are expected and encouraged to develop their work and projects on their own terms. Nonetheless, residents are required to participate in Amant’s ongoing programs and activities, sharing ideas internally and publicly via different formats and methodologies. We highly value engagement in cross-disciplinary conversations.
Artists currently based in New York are ineligible for the NY Residency.
Amant conducts an open call at the end of each calendar year and selects the twelve artists for the Fall, Winter 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 that includes Amant’s internal senior team and three external advisors. Unfortunately, due to the large number of applicants, Amant does not provide individual feedback and only contacts the selected artists after each open call.