The Baxter St YoungArts partnership is a unique opportunity for a past YoungArts award winner working in the field of lens-based work to gain experience, visibility and build a community for their first New York City exhibition at Baxter St. This residency offers support, counsel, and access to Baxter St’s experts advisors and YoungArts leadership. All past YoungArts award winners currently residing in New York City who are working in photography or lens-based art are eligible to apply.
We are thrilled to announce Bruce Bennett as the 2021 Baxter St x YoungArts Residency recipient. Starting March 30th at Baxter St, Bennett will debut a new photographic series that focuses on African American identity and cultural representation aiming to answer how we give voice to marginalized communities in art. The exhibition will culminate his two-month residency and will be on view through April 2022.
YoungArts was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison. YoungArts identifies the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary and performing arts, and provides them with creative and professional development opportunities throughout their careers. Entrance into this prestigious organization starts with a highly competitive application process for talented artists ages 15–18, or grades 10-12, in the United States, that is judged by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process. In their first year, YoungArts winners, who represent the top 10% of applicants, receive valuable financial awards of up to $10,000; presentation opportunities at renowned institutions; and the chance to learn from notable artists and mentors such as Debbie Allen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Frank Gehry, Wynton Marsalis, Salman Rushdie and Mickalene Thomas in intimate settings. For more information, visit youngarts.org
Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York is an artist-run arts organization and exhibition space that supports and activates the community of lens-based contemporary artists by offering workspace residencies, a dynamic program and talk series as well as memberships. Founded in 1884, Baxter St is one of New York’s oldest artist-run nonprofit spaces fostering the development of emerging lens-based artists at critical moments of their careers.
Providing analog and digital workspace to members, exhibiting solo and group shows by emerging artists, hosting dynamic programming and offering competitive workspace residency programs, Baxter St is a catalyst for innovative creation within the artistic mediums of photography, film, and video practices.
Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York operates as a 501(c)3 arts organization and is located at 126 Baxter St and 128 Baxter St. Its programming and exhibitions are supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, The Jerome Foundation, 7G Foundation, The Tierney Family Foundation, Steven Amedee Fine Custom Framing, Fujifilm of North America, Yarden Winery. Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York is W.A.G.E. certified.