WORTHLESSSTUDIOS - Artist in Residence

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WORTHLESSSTUDIOS - Artist in Residence


WORTHLESSSTUDIOS is excited to launch our inaugural Artist in Residence program running from September to December 2023. The residency will be production focused, supporting underserved sculptors and installation artists at pivotal moments in their careers. Over the past three years, WORTHLESSSTUDIOS has provided mission-driven opportunities for artists through their open calls for FREE FILM : NYC, the Plywood Protection Project, and 1-800 Happy Birthday.

This residency will expand on our comprehensive approach to helping artists realize their creative visions while ensuring they have resources to advance their skills and careers. This program will provide support for artists working in sculpture and installation to advance their fabrication and production processes while making a specific artwork. The first cohort will be welcomed to WORTHLESSSTUDIOS’ new 10,000 square-foot facility at 7 Knickerbocker Avenue in Brooklyn. Our residency aspires to include Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIAP+, women, nonbinary, and disabled artists, to fulfill the urgent need for fabrication tools, financial support, technical assistance, and space that so many underrepresented artists seek.

Who: 5-6 young career artists working in sculpture or installation
Where: WORTHLESSSTUDIOS, 7 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Open Call: May 10th – June 7th, 2023
Artist Cohort Announced: Early July
Residency: September 4th – December 1st, 2023
Exhibition: December 1st – December 17th, 2023

$3,000 material stipend
$1,500 artist stipend
Personal semi-private studio space within WORTHLESSSTUDIOS (~500 sqft)
Culminating exhibition
Artsy page
Facilitation of Open Studio days
Production of Artist Panels
Access to Materials For the Arts
Access to technical assistance
Access to WORTHLESSSTUDIOS’ fabrication facility

Time and creativity in pursuing your personal career as an artist by working to realize a new art object for your portfolio
Attendance and participation in Artist Panels, Open Studios and culminating exhibition.
2 days of front desk coverage during exhibition (December 1-18)