Calabar Art Residencies

Calabar Gallery in Harlem is pleased to announce its first Arts Residency targeting BLACK ARTISTS IN BROOKLYN AND HARLEM, NEW YORK. CALABAR GALLERY ARTS RESIDENCY at BKLYN COMMONS is a 3 month residency targeting Black artists who are African American, Caribbean and African and reside in Brooklyn and Harlem.

BED-STUY: The residency involves the use of a space in the Bedford Stuyvesant/ Williamsburg location of BKLYN Commons for 3 months to produce a new series of work culminating in an exhibition.

FLATBUSH: Details will be on our website August 2, 2021: The residency involves the use of a space in the Flatbush/PLG location of BKLYN Commons for 3 months to produce a new series of work culminating in an exhibition.

Interested Sponsors can email us at info@calabargallery.com

BEDFORD STUYVESANT (BED-STUY) ART RESIDENCY: 

We are seeking Artists who cannot afford a studio space and needs space to produce new work. Bklyn COMMONS is a workspace that is shared so the work produced cannot be toxic or have fumes. Suggested artwork: non-toxic paint, photography, mixed media, watercolor, and drawing. The deadline for our application is June 30th at 9pm.

What we are seeking:

  1. A new work project proposal: one page description of what you intend to work on and what you hope to produce in 3 months
  2. A bio of yourself listing any residencies, significant projects, opportunities, prizes or mentions and Resume
  3. A portfolio of your work consists of work in the last 3-5 years showing your art process and growth, if you have a series, show some of it or if you do not, show work with different themes, topics or styles
  4. A list of exhibitions in the last 3-5 years, this could be in galleries, art fairs, art spaces or any place you have exhibited
  5. 3 references: a gallery, curator, art mentor, art critic, or someone who knows your work or about your work capacity
  6. Proof of residency in Harlem and Brooklyn, we intend to confirm this
  7. Please package this into a pdf document and send it with your name to info@calabargallery.com, indicate ART RESIDENCY APPLICATION: BED-STUY

What you will receive:

  1. Space at Brooklyn COMMONS for 3 months
  2. Art Materials and Small Artist Stipend
  3. Art Advisors, Curatorial, peers and arts professionals dialogues, as well as career advancement opportunities.
  4. Exhibition at Bklyn COMMONS
  5. Exhibition at Calabar Gallery