Single Parent Residency

Brooklyn Artists Gym recognizes that being an artist is tough in this city, but being a single-parent artist is even tougher.  So through The BAG Fund, artists who are bringing up children solo can apply for scholarships for Open Studio memberships, which offer access to 4000 square feet of atelier-style space, drying racks for paintings, lockers, critiques, participation in group shows and all sorts of other amenities to make the making of art a bit easier.


Interested artists or friends of artists should go to the Brooklyn Artists Gym website ( or call 718-858-9069 to make an appointment to visit.  The deadline for applications is May 1st, and the membership starts June 1st, 2012.  The memberships last 6 months.  BAG has only two positions available for this round.

Recent Grad Residency

Brooklyn Artists Gym is offering recent grads Open Studio space for $149/month.


BAG is taking nine art graduates and giving them subsidized studio space for six months. Applications are now being accepted up until May 1st, and the recent-grad memberships start June 1st.  These memberships, designed for people who are facing paying back student loans and just getting started in New York, include 4000 square feet of shared studio space and all the amenities of a studio.


All successful applicants will also be part of the group show “Introductions”, which will feature these ten artists.


Interested artists or friends of artists should go to the Brooklyn Artists Gym website ( to download an application, or call 718-858-9069 to make an appointment to visit. BAG has only ten positions available for this round.

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Comment by Brooklyn Art Space on March 6, 2012 at 11:06am

Dogs are the kind of kid that I'd want to have, but they don't count for this residency :( much love to your dog though!

Comment by Mercado on March 5, 2012 at 8:16pm

I have a dog, but she does not like to be called that, I rescued her from the street ,she is my only  family , does that count as a single parent?

If it does I like to sign up ,,,,


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