Call for applications
Inaugural Studio Residency Program in New York
Amant Foundation, New York, United States21 Sep 2020 - 22 Jun 2022Deadline: 18 Dec 2020
Amant Foundation is launching an Open Call for its NY Residency Program, a newly established international studio residency program beginning in September of 2021, with three iterations—Fall, Winter, and Spring. We host artists at all stages of their careers and across a wide array of disciplines from the visual arts, literature, performance, filmmaking, and cultural theory.
The program is committed to providing the residents with the full experience of living and working in New York by facilitating their connections to major institutions and key figures in the city’s world-renowned professional art scene. During their period at Amant, artists are expected to develop and promote their projects on their own terms. We also strongly encourage residents participate in Amant´s own on-going in-house programs and activities, especially through the sharing of ideas internally and publicly in various formats. Amant also highly values and promotes openness to cross-disciplinary conversations.
The Amant complex includes individual studios, exhibition galleries, a library/reading room, a café/bookstore as well as a fully outfitted performance space suitable for rehearsals and other activities. There is also a large communal meeting and dining area with access to a courtyard garden. The residency covers round-trip economy flights and airport transfers to NY and a monthly stipend to offset the costs of accommodation, transport, day-to-day expenses, and a research grant for executing projects. Please be advised the Amant studios are not residential.
December 18, 2020: Application Deadline
March 1, 2021: Final selection announced for the three iterations
3 months in either of the following timeframes:
From the beginning of September to the end of November, 2021
From the beginning of January to the end of March, 2022
From the beginning of April to the end of June, 2022
The candidates will be selected by a professional committee that includes Amant’s senior internal team and three external advisors: Lauren Cornell, Director of the Graduate Program and Chief Curator at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY; Elvira Diangany-Ose, The Showroom Director, London; and Reem Fadda, Director of Abu-Dhabi Cultural Center, Abu-Dhabi.
Documents required to apply:
Applicants should submit a specific project proposal outlining their research interests and intentions during the residency. Applications must be submitted in English.
The submission should include the Application Form and a Portfolio that contains:
-A CV/Resume, which should be no longer than four pages and emphasizes only your most significant achievements, publications, exhibitions, etc.
-Images of your work (up to 10), which should include captions and short descriptions.
-For videos/films, and sound recordings, please provide links (up to 5).
-Samples of published writing (up to 15 pages total) are required for those applying as a writer, historian, or theorist.
For more information on how to apply and to download the application
About Amant Foundation
Amant Foundation is an international arts organization that fosters artistic experimentation and dialogue across disciplines through residencies and public programming at its two locales: the New York City borough of Brooklyn and the Tuscan village of Chiusure in the heart of Siena province.
Amant offers an interdisciplinary program of residencies, exhibitions, performance, workshops and film & lecture series that support the work of practitioners across diverse creative fields. Amant is also committed to participating in cultural partnerships with like-minded organizations and institutions in the US and abroad while also being resolutely committed to encouraging local community engagement through programming that explores and expands our understanding of contemporary art and culture.