Untitled Performance, 2012
Travis Magee (Artist-in-Residence 2012)

The Brooklyn Navy Yard offers an annual program for artists seeking to work on-site creating new work in any medium including, but not limited to: photography, painting, music, dance, sculpture, and writing. Created in 2013, the Visiting Artist Program was established in response to tremendous public interest from artists who were inspired by or seeking to connect with the Yard.

Running late March through December, four artists are accepted into the program each year. Artists are given independent access to the Yard and are also given the opportunity to access both the archives at the Yard and the Brooklyn Historical Society. Additionally, artists are invited to several events and programs at the Yard and are invited to participate in a culminating event at the end of the program that allows the artists to share and celebrate their new work.

Artists selected for the program must demonstrate how the Yard inspires, informs, and influences their work. Artists must also demonstrate through their practices a mature body of work that reflects both a skillful use of materials and techniques and developed narratives and themes. Artists must be New York City residents, with a strong preference given to artists who have permanent residence or studio space in communities adjacent to the Yard.

The 2018 Visiting Artist Program Application Deadline is February 19, 2018! For more information about the program, please download the PDF “Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artist Program 2018” here or RSVP for an information session to be held at BLDG 92 on February 5 at 6:30 pm to  visitingartistprogram@bnydc.org.  All applicants must fill-out a digital application, found here.

Key Dates for 2018:

February 5, 6:30 pm:                     Information session: RSVP to                                                                                               visitingartistprogram@bnydc.org

February 19, 11:59 pm:                 Application deadline.  Click here to fill-out a                                                                   digital application

March 27, 6:30 pm:                       2018 session begins (Orientation at BLDG 92)

April 1 – October 31:                      Independent access granted to the Yard

November/December:                   Culminating event (TBD)

December 15:                                   Final evaluation and documentation due

No phone calls please. Final selections will be made by March 5, 2018.