Open Call

Pioneer Works Open Call for Visual Arts, Music, and Technology Residents

Pioneer Works

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Brooklyn, United States


Application opens on 9/1 to candidates working outside the “norms” of their artistic field and whose interdisciplinary practice can make use of our facilities and collaborative environment.

Number of Participants

We will accept 5 Visual Arts Residents, 9 Technology Residents, and 8 Music Residents from this Open Call.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 01, 2021 - March 31, 2022


  • $200.00 stipend (monthly)


Ceramic Facility, Computer Lab, Co-Working, Darkroom, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab, Individual Studio, Large Format Printers, Print Shop, Sound Studio, VR Studio



Public Programs

Community Engagement , Open Studios, Professional Development


Augmented Reality, Ceramics, Cinematography, Collective, Conceptual Art, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Film, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Music, Painting, Performance Art, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Robotics, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Tech, Textile, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts



Program Description

Initiated in 2012, our Visual Arts, Technology, Music, and Narrative Arts Residency programs provide free space and access to a variety of resources—3D printers, a laser cutter, a sound booth, a kiln, a Risograph, large format printers and scanners, virtual reality headsets, and more—with the belief that by working together under one roof in close proximity, each program’s energies and ideas can be shared. Our residents are selected through an open call application process each September. At that time, a jury of critics, curators, Alumni Residents, and Pioneer Works staff convene to select a group of diverse residents who work outside existing models and “norms” of their field, and fit well with our unique facilities and culture. We encourage all of our residents to work beyond the studio and integrate their practice within various Pioneer Works programs and platforms like our monthly Second Sundays event, when we open our doors to the general public for activations, open studios, an

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