2021 Pioneer Works Residency Open Call

Pioneer Works

Brooklyn, NY 11231


Sep 30, 2020


Sep 09, 2020

Pioneer Works builds community through the arts and sciences to create an open and inspired world.

We are currently holding an open call for applications for 2021 residencies across our Visual Arts, Music, and Technology disciplines. Our application portal will be open until 11:59pm EST on September 30.

Initiated in 2012, our Visual Arts, Technology, Music, and Narrative Arts Residency programs provide free space and access to a variety of resources—3D printers, a laser cutter, a sound booth, a kiln, a Risograph, large format printers and scanners, virtual reality headsets, and more—with the belief that by working together under one roof in close proximity, each program’s energies and ideas can be shared.

Our residents are selected through an open call application process each September. At that time, a jury of critics, curators, Alumni Residents, and Pioneer Works staff convene to select a group of diverse residents who work outside existing models and “norms” of their field, and fit well with our unique facilities and culture.

We encourage all of our residents to work beyond the studio and integrate their practice within various Pioneer Works programs and platforms like our monthly Second Sundays event, when we open our doors to the general public for activations, open studios, and performances.

Upon completing their residency, residents join our extensive Alumni Resident network. Pioneer Works Alumni Residents enjoy benefits like networking and social events, the opportunity to propose classes at Pioneer Works, and potential consideration for Pioneer Works’ or partner organizations’ exhibitions, art fairs, residencies, and projects.