Baxter St Residency Program

The 2022 Baxter St Residency Call is now open!

DEADLINE: November 8th, 2021 | 11:59pm ET

Each year, Baxter St at CCNY invites emerging lens-based artists living in New York City to apply for the Baxter St Residency Program. This residency offers lens-based artists much-needed workspace in New York City as well as access to the Baxter St at CCNY community and programs.

Our residents shall have free use of the facilities and equipment at Baxter St at CCNY and a secondary photo lab with darkroom and printer access for the duration of the Residency during respective hours of operation if needed. Residents receive a monthly stipend appropriate to our W.A.G.E. certification level during the three months of workspace access as well as an additional production fee to realize your exhibition. 

Each resident will be granted a solo exhibition at Baxter St at CCNY after their term of residency. Residents will also be part of our robust programming, including a public conversation, a video interview, and a one-on-one meeting with an Art Advisory Committee Member. 

The Baxter St Residency Program is made possible by generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Jerome Foundation; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; and Fujifilm.

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BENEFITS OF THE BAXTER ST RESIDENCY:
Workspace: Residents shall have free use of the facilities and equipment at Baxter St at CCNY and a secondary photo lab with darkroom and printer access for the duration of the Residency during respective hours of operation if needed.   

Stipend: Residents receive a stipend of $1,000 per month during their three months of workspace access, as well as donated material support.

Solo Exhibition: Each resident will be granted a solo exhibition at Baxter St at CCNY after their term of residency. In addition to the monthly stipend, residents will receive a production fee to realize their exhibition. Residents will also be part of our robust programming, including a public conversation, a video interview, and a one-on-one meeting with an Art Advisory Committee Member. 

ELIGIBILITY:
All artists currently residing in New York City who are working in photography or lens-based art are eligible to apply. Please note that living accommodations are not provided. Students must have completed their studies on or before January 1, 2022 in order to be eligible to apply. Chosen Workspace Residents MUST be New York City residents for the duration of the residency period. There is no fee to apply.

MATERIALS NEEDED:
Work Sample: Provide a work sample of 10 images (required, this can include installation shots) and up to 1 video (optional, maximum 3 minutes).

Letter of Intent: Provide a short paragraph (maximum 300 words) with an exhibition proposal addressing what project you aim to realize as a solo exhibition during a Baxter St Residency, and how that time at Baxter St would most benefit your artistic work and career goals. 

Artist Statement: Provide a brief, one-paragraph artist statement (maximum 300 words).

CV: Provide a one-page artist’s resume.

References: Provide the names and contact information for two references. These will not be seen by the jury.

SELECTION PROCESS:
A jury of art professionals will consider all eligible applications.

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FAQ’s

What should be included in the Letter of Intent? 

Your letter of intent should include an exhibition proposal addressing what project you aim to realize as a solo exhibition during a Baxter St Residency, and how that time at Baxter St would most benefit your artistic work and career goals. 

Where/how do I submit my application?

Please submit your application using Submittable. 

What is the purpose of the Baxter St Residency?

Each year, Baxter St at CCNY invites emerging lens-based artists living in New York City to apply for the Baxter St Residency Program (formally the Workspace Residency Program). This residency offers lens-based artists much-needed workspace in New York City as well as access to the Baxter St at CCNY community and programs.

Who is eligible for the Baxter St Residency?

All artists currently residing in New York City who are working in photography or lens-based art are eligible to apply. Please note that living accommodations are not provided. Students must have completed their studies on or before January 1, 2022 in order to be eligible to apply. Chosen Baxter St Residents MUST be New York City residents for the duration of the residency period. There is no fee to apply. 

Who should I contact if I have questions? 

opencall@baxterst.org; (212) 260-9927