Residency Unlimited (RU)

ArtBAB is pleased to announce an open call for 10 emerging artists from Bahrain who will be awarded a 3-month residency at Residency Unlimited (RU) in New York. Artists will be selected by a curatorial panel.

About RU

Residency Unlimited (RU) is a not for profit New York-based non-profit art organization that supports the creation, presentation and dissemination of contemporary art through its unique residency program and year-round public programs. We provide customized residencies for international and local artists and curators in New York City focused on network support, project/production assistance, and public exposure. This includes weekly meetings with art professionals aligning artistic and curatorial interests, regular project support with RU staff, and a public program opportunity. Collaboration and partnerships are at the heart of our mission.

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Residency Schedule

RU will host two artists in each of the following periods:

  • September 1 – November 30, 2019
    -Application deadline: May 25th, 2019
  • February 1 – April 30, 2020
    -Application deadline: September 25th, 2019
  • May 1 –  July 31, 2020
    -Application deadline: November 25th, 2019
  • September 1 – November 30, 2020
    -Application deadline: March 25th, 2020
  • February 1 – April 30, 2021
    -Application deadline: September 25th, 2020

What do these residencies provide?

  • A tailored experience designed to support the creation of new work;
  • Participation in a public program;
  • Weekly studio visits with arts professionals;
  • Immersion in RU’s international resident artists community;
  • Field trips and other community building activities organized for the residents.

What are the criteria for selection?

  • To be a visual emerging artist from Bahrain;
  • Artists should be proficient in English;
  • Excellence of practice, relevance of project to the RU residency criteria and the likely benefits of our tailored approach;
  • Level of interest in engaging with the RU community and embracing the overall residency experience.

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