Pioneer Works Music Residency

Pioneer Works

159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231


Sep 30, 2021


Sep 10, 2021

The Music Residency provides musicians and sound artists with the exclusive use of a professional recording studio. Residents work independently or with the support of an in-house audio engineer to create and record new work free from commercial constraints over the course of a month.


Dedicated music studio
Use of in-house microphones, back-line, recording equipment and instruments.
Engineering assistance from our technical staff.
Potential to set up one on one workshops to learn new skills and recording techniques.
Public engagement opportunities (Open Studios at Second Sundays, teaching, etc.)
$200 unrestricted stipend


We do not accept students currently enrolled in school. However, a BA, MA, BFA, or MFA is not required.
We do accept collectives. However, please apply via one application.
To maintain equity, we do not accept alumni residents

Selection Process

A jury of Alumni Residents and Pioneer Works staff will convene to consider candidates. Accepted candidates will be notified by December 1, 2021. Unfortunately, due to the number of applicants, we cannot provide individual feedback.


Our online application is open from September 1 at 11am EST to September 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST. Applications submitted in person or late will not be accepted. For questions on the application process, please join us for an Information Session on August 19 from 7-8pm EST via Zoom.