Residency Unlimited


Location: Brooklyn, New York

Mission: Residency Unlimited explores innovative art residency formats and fosters customized residencies to support and advance the practices of local and international artists and curators. We operate across multiple platforms and communities, we foster collaborative partnerships and tap into multifaceted resources locally and internationally. We further our investigations online by disseminating critical information on the evolving field of art residency. We believe in the transformational potential of residencies on creative development and their impact on the communities in which they exist.

Residency Unlimited Inc. is incorporated since June 2009, as not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of New York and is applying to be recognized as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States tax code.

Cost: information currently unavailable: Around $1,100 per month for International Residents

Application Fee: information currently unavailable

Number of Artists: Between 5 to 10 artists at a time

Accommodations: There are no on-site accommodations aside from a workspace office. Accommodations are arranged through Residency Unlimited in different neighborhoods of New York City.

Length of Stay: 3 to 6 months

Demographic: Emerging and Mid-Career Artists

Medium: Visual Art, Sculpture, Dance, Performing Arts, Music, Literature, New Media, Animation, Printmaking, Curatorial, Administrative

Benefits: Companions allowed: Children, Partners, + Pets. Presentations, Workshops, Exhibitions, Internet Connection, Office, Computer, Flexible open workspace, and Working languages in French, Spanish, and English.

We believe a successful residency begins before your arrival, and we begin our preparations well in advance. Before you arrive to New York, we will: reach out to the individuals and organizations in our network whose interests best align with your project; Make arrangements for studio visits and other activities that will maximize your exposure while in New York; Help you find accommodation and, if necessary, a studio space; Mobilize the research, technical and other resources you will need during your time in residency.

Our staff is dedicated to the successful development of your work and implementation of your project, and we are always available to provide assistance. Together, we have expertise spanning many areas: technology: digital media, website development, and electronic equipment; Logistics: sourcing materials, installation and de-installation, transportation, and access to other resources as required by your project; Research: locating resources, obtaining access to local libraries, museums and archives.

During your residency, you will build lasting connections within our vast network of curators, gallerists, critics, artists and scholars. We will organize weekly individual studio visits (see guest visitors). In addition, you will be part of our programming. Each month RU programs Public events featuring exhibitions, discussions and screenings with new work and findings by our artists and curators-in-residence. These activities are held at our space or at partnering venues.

Deadline: There are two main methods of applying for an RU Residency:

  • Contact us: Directly inquire about the RU Residency, availability and further details.
  • Open Calls:  Sign up to our mailing list to stay informed of future open calls




Write a Review

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s