Open Call

BRAC Artist Studios Program QUARTERLY OPEN CALL for 2021 Studio Spaces

Bronx River Art Center

No Funding
Bronx, United States


Artists will be selected based on their portfolio of work, statement of intent, and an expressed interest to work within The Bronx community. Applicants will be reviewed by a diverse independent selection panel composed of artists, curators and arts professionals. The program is seeking artists with a developed studio practice and who are not enrolled in a college or university degree-granting program 18 years or older. BRAC does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation.

Number of Participants

6 studios are available for one artist each or small collaborative teams of 2-3 artists.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


March 01, 2021 - February 28, 2022


  • $425.00-550.00 program fee (monthly)


Ceramic Facility, Computer Lab, Co-Working, Fabrication Lab


Studio Only


Coffee, Tea

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Mural Projects, Open Studios, Self-Directed, Workshops


Animation, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Conceptual Art, Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Multimedia, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Video Art, Visual Arts


English, Spanish

Program Description

Our lofty studios with 9.5 ft high ceilings, are being offered at fantastic below-market-rates, each with at least one window, some with Bronx River views and great lighting all day long. Access to workspaces are daily from 10am-10pm on weekdays, 10am-6pm on Saturdays and 10am-5pm on Sundays for one year, with a second-year renewal option. These non-living studios, in an open plan vary in size from 250 to 400 sq ft. Due to the financial and health related hardships of the COVID-19 Pandemic, BRAC is offering a 15% discount on our already below-market-value rates for the first 6 months that range in price from $360 - $470, down from $425 - $550 a month. Artists will have the opportunity to present their work to curators and critics, and to be exposed to a broader general audience during exhibition openings and an annual open studio event. Residency participants will be encouraged to engage with students and community-program participants throughout the year.

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