The Lot Artist Residency 2024

The Lot Artist Residency 2024

WHEN: April 15th – June 15th, 2024

Where: The KoKo Lot at 440 19th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Application Deadline: March 10th, 2024

The Lot Artist Residency is an opportunity for artists to work in The Lot, an outdoor workshop space in Brooklyn, for two months beginning April 15, 2024. One artist will be selected to utilize the space, creating work that engages with the community and themes of sustainability. The artist-in-residence will have a dedicated workspace, a secure place to store materials, and 24/7 access to the space. Artists will be required to present one free public event over the course of the residency (they may work together or present events solo).

We encourage artists to explore the opportunities that an outdoor space in Brooklyn provides. We are open to all ideas and the residency may include installations, workshops, artist talks, performances, and more. The Lot is currently home to KoKo NYC, Open Source Gallery’s art education program, and the children’s programs will be operating concurrently in The Lot throughout the residency. Artists-in-residence may engage with KoKo NYC programs, though it is not a requirement.

The Lot is also home to a garden created with the philosophy of reclaiming urban spaces, a Cricket Farm created by Party Crickets (artists Adam Chad Brody and Jude Tallichet), and Backyard Utopias, a project initiated by artists Katerina Marcelja and Monika Wuhrer that encourages our community to participate in zero waste and carbon negative efforts.

Artists should be interested in:

  • Sustainability
  • Community engagement
  • Open Source Gallery mission

    Artists are NOT required to:

  • Present a specific proposal
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a degree or a history of exhibitions
  • Be an individual (artists may apply as a team, but the stipend will remain the same)
    Artists will:

  • Organize and present at least one public event per residency cycle
  • Help us collect found objects and recycled materials
  • Create work within and influenced by The Lot
  • Document their process in a way that can be shared with the public
    Open Source will provide:

  • Tools and building materials
  • Press outreach and advertising for events
  • $1000 stipend per artist/artist team
  • Access to Materials for the Arts
  • A dedicated workspace and secure storage space for materials
    Open Source will NOT provide:

  • Specialty materials (artists are welcome to use materials at The Lot or materials that they bring with them)
  • A quiet, indoor workspace
  • Housing
    Application materials:

  • Resume/cv
  • Work samples (up to 3)
  • Statement of interest: we encourage artists to explore and collaborate; if you have a specific project in mind, please provide a description (500 words maximum)
  • Fee: Please go to our donate page and donate $10, and attach payment confirmation in the proposal email. This fee goes towards funding our free programming.
  • Because this will take place in a space where we are hosting workshops with kids, a background check will be conducted for artists-in-residence
    Send all proposals to:

    Subject line: “Your Name, The Lot Artist Residency 2024″

    Please attach the following in one pdf:
    -project proposal (no more than 500 words)
    -artist statement (no more than 250 words)
    -artist resume or cv
    -fee payment confirmation