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BRIC House Fireworks Residency 2014

The BRIC House Fireworks Residency Program

Overview  | Call for Proposals 2014 | Selection Criteria | Resources & Facilities for Resident Artists  |  How to Apply

Overview

With the opening of BRIC Arts | Media House in fall 2013, a new kind of cultural space has been formed.  Located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, BRIC House features a spacious Gallery and Project Room; the Ballroom, a flexible performance space; the Artist Studio, a rehearsal and work space; and state-of-the-art television studio and video production facilities. In addition to being an exciting new venue that has attracted a large, diverse audience, BRIC House is an innovative cultural laboratory for artists working in varied disciplines.

The BRIC House Fireworks Residency is designed to bring together artists of different disciplines who share a vision, and provide them with technical and financial resources to facilitate the collaborative development of creative projects that cross or erase artistic boundaries. During BRIC House’s inaugural year, we developed three ambitious projects under the auspices of this initiative, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund:

  • Armchair Parade, an interactive installation by theater designer and puppet maker Julian Crouch, musician Mark Stewart, and filmmaker Ragnar Freidank, presented in October 2013 to broad acclaim.
  • WOW, an experimental opera by theater artist David Levine, composer and sound artist Joe Diebes, and poet and librettist Christian Hawkey, accompanied by a large gallery exhibition, staged at BRIC House in January 2014.
  • Cassandra, a staged work and installation exploring the ancient myth of Cassandra by actor and vocalist Helga Davis, designer Robert Adams, and filmmaker Masha Froliak, that will take place in April 2014.

Call for Proposals 2014

BRIC now seeks to facilitate new projects that represent innovative creative explorations, collaborations, and public engagement. We also seek to provide resources and platforms to support Brooklyn artists; thus, at least one resident artist must live or work in Brooklyn.

>> Download the 2014 call for proposals document and full instructions.

 >> Download the budget form to accompany your proposal.

We will select two projects in spring 2014:

  1. Project 1: A smaller-scale project that can be developed within an 8- to 9-month time frame. This may be a compelling work in progress or one that can be brought to completion at the culmination of the residency. BRIC will contribute $15,000 for the development, artist fees, production, and presentation of the project, in addition to the use of BRIC’s resources, staff and facilities as outlined below. BRIC will prioritize emerging artists for this project.

Timeline for Project 1:

  • June 2014: Project selection
  • June-December 2014: Off-site planning and development of residency project
  • December 2014/January 2015: On-site residency, public engagement, and culminating project.
  1. Project 2: A more ambitious project to be developed over a longer, approximately 15-month period.  The successful project will likely be one that is already under development and that can be brought to completion at the culmination of the residency. We will seek a project that can have its premiere at BRIC House. BRIC will contribute $30,000 for the development, artist fees, production, and presentation of the project, in addition to the use of BRIC’s resources, staff and facilities as outlined below. BRIC will prioritize mid-career artists for this project.

Timeline for Project 2:

  • June 2014: Project selection
  • June-December 2015: Off-site planning and development of residency project
  • December 2015/January 2016: On-site residency, public engagement, and culminating project.

Each residency will culminate in a final 6–8 week intensive on-site phase at BRIC House. Final projects can take many forms including a multi-media exhibition in the Gallery, a performance or event utilizing the Ballroom, an installation or performance in the Artist Studio, a project with a media component involving the Television Studio and our other media equipment or facilities, or a multi-platform project developed for a variety of spaces.

Selection Criteria

We seek cross disciplinary projects in an early stage of development by artist teams that involve at least two of the three disciplines pursued by BRIC—contemporary art, media, and performing arts.  Projects must involve true collaboration; one discipline should not be primarily in support of another (for example, a theater-based project for which an artist designs scenery).

  • At least one member of the artist team must have a Brooklyn affiliationborn, living in or working in the borough.
  • Projects will be judged on their feasibility given the artists’ record of achievement, the budget and timeline, and how well they align with BRIC’s facilities and technical resources.
  • Given BRIC’s strong focus on Brooklyn artists and audiences, projects with relevance to our borough, and that reflect its diverse cultures are particularly welcome.
  • Finally and most importantly, we seek projects that reflect great innovation and exceptional creativity.  Successful projects will be those that are fresh, unexpected, and marked by a spirit of experimentation.

While definitions of emerging and mid-career artists are flexible, we use these general guidelines: An emerging artist is one who has recently completed education or received their degree within the last 7 years, has received some grants or opportunities, but has yet taken part in a major residency or commissioning.  Emerging artists tend to receive some or no income from their art practice.  A mid-career artist is one who has completed their education or received their degree within the last 8 to 15 years.  They have had at least a few significant residency or commissioning opportunities, and earn income from their art practice.

Application Timeline

  • March 24 2014: Application due
  • May 10:  Finalists notified
  • Mid May: Finalists are invited to BRIC to make a short presentation about their project and discuss with BRIC staff and panelists.
  • By June 15, 2014:  Grantees are selected and notified

Project 1

  • June-December 2014: Off-site planning and development of residency project
  • December 2014/January 2015: On-site residency, public engagement, and culminating project.

Project 2

  • June 2014 – December 2015: Off-site planning and development of residency project
  • December 2015/January 2016: On-site residency, public engagement, and culminating project

Resources & Facilities for Artist Residents

Fireworks Resident Artists are given broad access to BRIC House facilities and equipment, as well as BRIC’s technical and production staff.

>> Download the 2014 call and budget form for proposals document and a complete summary of facilities, equipment and technical and production staff.

How To Apply

To apply for a BRIC House Fireworks Residency, please fill out and submit the Application Form online at SlideRoom at www.bric.slideroom.com.

  • Applications require a project description, timeline, budget, CVs of primary collaborating artists and include some additional questions about the vision for the work.
  • Applicants will be required to cover online application fees. A completed submission including 6-25 uploads is $10.
  •  Applications must be submitted by midnight March 24, 2014; any applications received after that date will not be considered.

We encourage all applicants to attend an informational meeting and tour of BRIC’s facilities, to be held at BRIC House on March 12, 3-4pm. 

If you have questions about Fireworks, please send us an email.

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