Amant Studio & Research Residency Program FAQs

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Amant Studio & Research Residency Program in NY

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 will be 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 will provide 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. We are flexible about arrival dates, but our residents are required to stay for the whole duration of the proposed period.

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. All residency costs (travel budget, stipend, etc.) will be shared between members.

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

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

What is provided with the Amant NY Residency?

  • 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 research projects.
  • A monthly expense allowance 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.

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.

Artists-in-residence are asked to do a public presentation, workshop, or similar event during their residency.

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.