Amant Studio & Research Residency Program FAQs

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Amant Studio & Research Residency Program

How can I participate?

Artists are invited to participate in the residency through a call for applications. Amant releases an open call every year and dates are announced on our website and social media. We do not accept speculative applications outside these times.

Who can apply for a residency?

Amant Studio & Research Residency Program is 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.

We welcome applications from contemporary artists working in a wide range of disciplines including visual art, film, arts writing, literature, music/sound, performance, and cultural theory.

Artists who are currently based in NY cannot apply to the residency.

Are there any other requirements for applicants?

Obtaining a visa to stay in the US (if required), is the artist-in-residence´s responsibility. Amant provides an invitation letter.

How long is the Amant Studio & Research Residency Program?

The Residency typically hosts up to four residents at a time during a three-month period. All residents are expected to arrive within the first two days of the residency’s start date and leave no more than three days before the end date.

Can duos, collaborators or collectives apply for a residency?

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. If selected, Amant will offer one studio for the duo and will only cover the residency costs of ONE person (travel budget, expense allowance, etc.) so resources will need to be shared among members.

Can families, partners, spouses, children and family come?

Amant Studio & Research Residency Program unfortunately cannot provide financial help and/or logistics support for partners and/or families.

Can selected residents apply for additional funding from external resources to support their residency needs?

Residents are welcome to receive additional funding from external resources, in addition to the $3,000 USD monthly expense allowance offered by Amant. However, residents are fully responsible to find and apply for other funding opportunities. Artists who wish to apply to other funds and resources are provided with an invitation letter at their request.

Under no circumstances will Amant apply to external funding on behalf of the residents.

What is provided with the Amant Studio & Research Residency Program?

  • Independent studio/office space including wireless internet/heating/electricity in our venue at 306 Maujer Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
  • 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.
  • Space and resources for programming one public presentation of the residents’ research projects in Amant’s Show Tell Toast public program.
  • A monthly expense allowance of $3,000 USD to offset the costs of accommodation, transport, and day-to-day living expenses. Amant is not responsible for finding accommodation or additional funding for the selected residents during their stay in NY.
  • Travel insurance up to $300 USD.

What is required from the artist during the residency?

Amant 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.

We require residents to utilize their studios at least 25 hours per week.

How large are the studio and office spaces?

There are four spaces of different dimensions. There is an office space of 9’9”x7’3” (297x221 cm), and three studio spaces of 9’9”x13’8” (297x416 cm), 22’11”x9’8” (416x295 cm), and 22’11”x14’6” (416x442 cm). Applicants cannot request to use a specific studio/office space. Spaces are assigned by Amant to selected residents based on their practice and proposed research project.

Is the residency self-led or is there a communal program I have to attend?

Amant Studio & Research Residency Program 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.

Can I apply to have an exhibition?

We do not accept applications for exhibitions at Amant.