View Studios Open Call

The Artist Studios Program at BRAC is BACK! BRAC is currently accepting applications for below-market-rate studio rentals.

APPLICATIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 11, 2020, with an occupancy move-in date of October 1, 2020.

Artists of all visual art disciplines - painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation, new media - will be considered for below-market-rate studio spaces to produce new work and make use of resources needed to support their creative practice. Studios will be accessible from 10am to 10pm, seven days a week, for one year, with a second-year renewal option. These non-living studios, in an open plan with windows in each unit, vary in size from 250 to 400 sq ft. Artists will have the opportunity to present their work to curators and critics, and to be exposed to a broader general audience during annual open Studios events. Residency participants will be encouraged to engage with students and community-program participants throughout the year.

Due to the financial and health related hardships of the COVID-19 Pandemic, BRAC is offering a 15% discount on our below-market-value rates for the first 6 months that range in price from $425 - $550 down to $360 - $470 a month. 

Artists will be selected based on their portfolio of work, statement of intent, and an expressed interest to work within the Bronx community. Applicants will be reviewed by a diverse independent selection panel composed of artists, curators, and arts professionals. The program is seeking artists with a developed studio practice, and who are not enrolled in a college or university degree-granting program. BRAC does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, or sexual orientation.

Occupancy is projected by October 1, 2020. Circumstances related to COVID-19 could affect this projection and/or the terms of this residency. 

Request an Application and Instructions Here

Please email opencall@bronxriverart.org with any questions.

Application Schedule:

  • September 11, 2020: Deadline to Apply
  • September 23, 2020: Final Decisions Announced
  • October 1, 2020: Move-In Start Date

Opportunities

Internship:

Interns assist the Executive Director, the Education Director, the Gallery Director, Staff, and Teachers in all projects at the Bronx River Art Center, including teaching preparation and classroom instruction, administrative tasks, exhibition installations, and other assigned duties. Enthusiasm for working in a multi-ethnic community is a must.

Qualifications: College students pursuing a degree in Fine Arts, Visual Media Arts, Arts Management, or Art Education. Interns assisting with media classes should have experience operating filmmaking equipment and knowledge of Final Cut Pro. Junior level or above preferred. Good writing skills, computer literacy, and graphic design or internet skills are desirable.

Days/hours required: To be arranged. 10 to 20 hours per week. BRAC is open Monday through Friday, from 10am-6:30pm, and Saturday, from 10am-5pm. After-school classes begin at 4:30pm.

How to Apply: Please send your resume and a brief cover letter explaining what type of internship you are interested in and why you want to intern with BRAC to info@bronxriverart.org.

Questions? Call us at 718-589-5819.

Volunteer:

Are you interested in donating your valuable time to helping some of the most talented youth in the Bronx?

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available at BRAC:

  • Cataloging and Archiving
  • Classroom Monitors
  • Education Programs Assistants
  • Entrance Monitors
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Student Exhibition Assistants
  • Website/Newsletter Team

Please contact us at info@bronxriverart.org or 718-589-5819 for more information about internships or volunteer opportunities. Thank you!

Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
T (718) 589-5819
info@bronxriverart.org

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GALLERY HOURS:
Wednesday - Friday: 3 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
exhibition dates.

OFFICE & CENTER HOURS:
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

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DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.