BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is pleased to announce the open call for proposals for the BRIC House Fireworks Program, a major new commissioning and residency opportunity for artists and media makers who are interested in developing large-scale multidisciplinary creative work that crosses artistic boundaries and engages with Brooklyn audiences.
This is an open call for artists to apply for this residency. Two teams will be selected from this open call and will receive financial support and technical assistance to carry out their projects in 2013. The online application is viewable at bricartsmedia.org.
Fireworks was created by BRIC with support provided by the Rockefeller Foundation’s NYC Cultural Innovation Fund. BRIC House Fireworks will be among the inaugural flagship offerings in BRIC Arts | Media House, slated to open in 2013. Located in downtown Brooklyn’s cultural district, BRIC House will be a multidisciplinary arts and media center featuring two performance spaces, artist workspace, media production facilities, a major contemporary art gallery, and support facilities.
BRIC’s Executive Director Leslie G. Schultz said: “BRIC House Fireworks is all about possibilities. In issuing this open call for proposals, we welcome artists and media makers to imagine new and dynamic interdisciplinary projects that foster public engagement and that will activate the spaces and facilities in BRIC House in unexpected and exciting ways. It is our intention that residencies will take full advantage of all that our new home has to offer.”
From eligible applications received, BRIC will award two residencies to collaborative artist teams, who will be given financial support for their projects and broad access to BRIC House and its state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. To help teams maximize the potential of their projects, BRIC will also provide capacity support—technical assistance from production staff and support from a residency manager and creative advisor. Eligible projects must involve artists who are working in at least two of the three programmatic disciplines offered by BRIC: contemporary art, performing arts and media. To qualify, at least one artist on the team must live or work in Brooklyn.
Applicants can submit their proposals online. The deadline for response is April 13, 2012. From the initial applications, BRIC will invite selected applicants to develop a full proposal, work plan and budget to be presented to an artistic advisory committee. The selected teams will be announced by BRIC in summer 2012.
For complete guidelines and application information, visit bricartsmedia.org. To assist applicants in developing their proposals, BRIC’s Residency Manager Risa Shoup will be available to answer questions throughout the open call process. The Residency Manager is reachable at (718) 683-5619.