The 2020 application is now closed.
Each year, Baxter St at CCNY invites emerging lens-based artists living in New York City to apply for the Baxter St at CCNY 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. Entering its 13th year, the Baxter St at CCNY Workspace Residency Program provides participating artists with three (3) months of free access to B&W Darkrooms and Digital Workstations. The Baxter St at CCNY Workspace 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.
BENEFITS OF THE WORKSPACE RESIDENCY:
Workspace: Residents receive three months of free access to the Digital Labs and B&W Darkroom facilities at the International Center of Photography, as well as the in-house digital workstations at Baxter St for the entire year.
Stipend: Residents receive a monthly stipend of $1,000 during their three months of workspace access as well as donated material support.
Exhibition Opportunity: Dependent on funding, each resident may receive a solo exhibition at Baxter St at CCNY after the term of their residency. If the resident is granted a solo show they will receive an artist fee appropriate to our W.A.G.E. certification level (this fee historically has been three times the W.A.G.E. certification level). Residents will also receive a one-on-one meeting with an Art Advisory Board Member, a critical essay written about their work, and a video interview.
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, 2020 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.
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) addressing what you aim to accomplish during a Baxter St at CCNY Workspace 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.
A jury of art professionals will consider all eligible applications.
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In the 13th year of Baxter St at CCNY’s Workspace Residency Program, the five-person jury chose four artists for the residency program from a competitive and talented pool of NYC-based artists. The jury included Brooklyn Museum curator Carmen Hermo, artist Nona Faustine, President Michi Jigarjian, Brooklyn Museum curator Drew Sawyer, and artist Carrie Yamaoka.
BAXTER ST at CCNY would like to thank all the artists who entered this year, and we congratulate the four recipients of the 2020 BAXTER ST at CCNY Workspace Residency Program: Antonio Pulgarin, Spandita Malik, Marina Lebishkis, and Alanna Fields.
Please click images below to view their work.
Since 2008, the Baxter St at CCNY Workspace Residency Program has provided participating artists with three (3) months of free access to the International Center of Photography’s darkrooms, digital work stations, and shooting studio as well as the scanning stations at Baxter St (prior to 2014, all access was in-house at The Camera Club of New York’s old 37th street location).
The Baxter St at CCNY Workspace Residency Program is made possible by generous support from FUJIFILM North America Corporation; Awagami Factory; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and The Jerome Foundation.