With the ultimate goal of fostering the creation and dissemination of contemporary art, Residency Unlimited provides a unique, multifaceted residency experience. By incorporating presentation opportunities, production and technical assistance, networking opportunities and institutional partnerships, RU addresses both the creative and practical needs of artists and curators at all stages of their practice.
RU tailors each residency to the specific goals of the resident, supporting the realization of short-term projects and the advancement of long-term career goals alike. Residents benefit from the creative, technical and logistical support of our dedicated staff (/about/team), our program of studio visits, activities and events (/activities), and our extensive network (/residents/guest visitors) of art professionals and organizations throughout New York’s cultural landscape.
WORK AND EVENT SPACE
RU is located within the former South Congregational Church (/about/directions) in Carroll Gardens, the space is multifunctional and can be adapted for a variety of purposes. Although it is not suited to studio work, the church is available for residents whenever they need a quiet place or desire assistance from our staff. It is also available to residents as a site for talks, screenings, performances and exhibitions, and is where we host our own program of events. In addition, all resident activities – including weekly studio visits, monthly lunches, and technical support – are held in the church.
Many of our residencies are implemented in partnership with other art organizations in and around the city. Through collaboration, RU is able to maximize residents’ access to resources, exhibition and work spaces, creative support, and professional connections while also cultivating dialogue and exchange within New York’s art communities. Partnerships also provide a uniquely mobile residency experience, with work and exhibition spaces located in a variety of locations and neighborhoods throughout the city.
RU is a hub of artistic activity and dialogue within New York’s vast arts community, and prides itself on being able to facilitate interactions between residents and a multitude of individuals and institutions throughout the city. A weekly schedule of studio visits with outside guests provides invaluable opportunities for exposure and feedback with some of the top arts professionals in the city. In addition, residents are regularly invited to openings and events that bring them into contact with the wider New York arts community.
In addition to supporting to our artists and curators in residence, RU is an active participant in the ever-evolving field of arts residencies and freely provides online resources to artists and curators, regardless of their residency status.
The Opportunities platform online is a regularly updated listing of residency positions and possibilities worldwide.
Dialogues online platform that brings together critical investigations of the artist residency as a vehicle for contemporary art practice, and invites contributions from current and past residents as well as outside artists, scholars and critics.
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