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Amant Foundation: Open Call – Studio & Research Residency Program

Amant is pleased to announce the annual call for applications for its Studio & Research Residency Program.

Amant’s 2022–2023 international Studio and Research Residency Program offers two iterations: fall and spring. Artists and artist duos at all stages of their careers and across a wide array of disciplines from the visual arts, literature, poetry, performance, filmmaking, and cultural theorists are encouraged to apply.

Amant Studio & Research Residency Program allows artists from around the world to spend three months in New York City to develop a specific research project that would benefit from the city’s communities, resources, and vibrant art scene. The residency is self-directed and research-based, as the studios are not designed for the production or fabrication of large-scale artworks.  Residents are encouraged to participate in an active dialogue with other residents and with Amant’s staff, as well as in Amant’s many public programs and activities. Amant highly values and promotes cross-disciplinary conversations.

Residency
The Amant campus features individual studios and office spaces, exhibition galleries, a library/reading room, a café & bookstore, and a fully outfitted performance space suitable for rehearsals and other activities. Residents also have exclusive access to a communal meeting and dining area with a courtyard garden. Residents receive round-trip economy flights to New York and airport transfers as well as a  monthly expense allowance of 3000 USD to offset the costs of accommodation, transport, and day-to-day expenses. Please be advised that the Amant studios are not residential. The candidates will be selected by a professional committee that includes Amant’s senior internal team and three external advisors.

Timeline
Cohort one: fall 2022: mid-September to early December 2022
Cohort two: spring 2023: early March to late May 2023

Application deadline: November 30, 2021, 11:59pm EST / New York Time

Final selection for both fall 2022 and spring 2023 announced: March 1, 2022

Important
Due to the high volume of applications received in 2020, the Amant Studio & Research Residency Program for 2022–2023 will limit the number of applications to a maximum of 800. Once the system receives 800 applications, it will no longer accept any additional applications, regardless of the November 30 deadline.

Application can only be submitted via the online form provided on the Amant website. Application materials received via email, WeTransfer, Dropbox, or similar will not be considered.

Current New York City residents are not eligible to apply.

The application form requires artists to include:
–A current CV listing education, significant exhibitions, awards, grants, residencies, and published writings.
–An artist statement.
–A proposal outlining the specific research project to be pursued while in residency at Amant NY, explaining how it would benefit from the context of New York City.
–A portfolio of 10 work samples that includes corresponding captions and short descriptions. Videos, films, and sound recordings should include up to 5 hyperlinks to external websites. Writers, poets, historians, or theorists should include samples of published writing (samples can include essays, poems, blogposts, book chapters, but not entire books). Those applying as an artist duo should only submit examples of collaborative work.
–Specific people and/or places in New York that are relevant to the research project.
–Professional references.
–All submissions must be in English.

Please carefully read the Q&A section before applying.
For more information on how to apply, visit here.

About Amant
Amant is a non-profit arts organization in Brooklyn, New York City and Chiusure, Siena (Italy) founded in 2019. We are a non-collecting institution that fosters experimentation and dialogue through exhibitions, public programs, and artist residencies.

Our aim is to slow down art-making processes so that our residents and exhibiting artists can experiment with formats and reflect on the meaning and context of their work. We support both established and mid-career international and local artists who work across diverse creative fields. We are committed to building cultural partnerships with like-minded organizations in the US and abroad, while activating new and ongoing conversations with our local communities.

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