NY Residency FAQs
Amant NY Residency
Artists are invited to participate in the residency through a call for applications. Amant releases an open call every year and dates will be announced on our website and social media. We do not accept speculative applications outside these times.
Amant residencies are intended for both, artists with specialized training and a history of public presentation of their work in a professional context as well as emerging artists. Students are ineligible (except for Ph.D. candidates).
We welcome applications from contemporary artists working in a wide range of disciplines including visual art, film, arts writing, literature, music/sound, performance, and theory.
Artists who are currently based in NY cannot apply to the residency.
Obtaining a visa to stay in the US (if required), is the artist-in-residence´s responsibility. Amant will provide an invitation letter.
The Residency typically hosts up to four residents at a time during a three-month period. We are flexible about dates, but we encourage our residents to stay for the whole duration of the proposed period.
Due to the limited size of our studios, we do not accept applications from groups with more than two members. If you wish to participate as a duo, please apply via ONE application. All residency costs (travel budget, stipend, etc.) will be shared between members.
Amant NY Residency unfortunately cannot provide financial help for partners and/or families.
- Independent studio space including wireless internet/heating/electricity, in our venue at East Williamsburg.
- Airfare: A round-trip economy-class air ticket between each resident’s nearest airport to an airport in NY. Transfers from NY airport to the resident’s accommodation.
- Access to artistic facilities, advice and support.
- Public space for programming and presenting projects in collaboration with the Artistic Director as well as spaces for rehearsing.
- A monthly stipend of $3,000 to offset the costs of accommodation, transport and day-to-day living expenses. Amant is not responsible for finding accommodation for the applicants during their stay in NY.
Amant Foundation provides an environment for researching, experimenting, and sharing ideas. We encourage artists to use their time at Amant to get deep into a research project. We will introduce them to practitioners and scholars relevant to their artistic processes and facilitate access to institutions and sources. They will also benefit from our regular program of exhibitions, performances, and events.
Our studios have limited capacity and thus are not intended for the production and construction of large projects. Practitioners coming from performative practices can schedule time for rehearsal in our performance space.
We require residents to utilize their studios at least 25 hours per week.
Our residents must participate in open studios and regular seminars during their residency term and attending a weekly collective meeting.
Artists-in-residence are asked to do a public presentation, workshop, or similar event during their residency.
The Amant NY residency addresses artists from different fields with a transdisciplinary approach and a strong motivation for group interaction. Although the residency is self-led, the residents are required to take part in our activities, programs and events, in order to fully participate in Amant’s collective thinking.
We do not accept applications for exhibitions. Yet, there might be the opportunity for former residents to be invited for a solo exhibition in NY.