Recess (USA) > Open call for SESSION programme

Recess partners with artists to build a more just and inclusive creative community. By envisioning their public as participants, the organisers challenge common distinctions between process and product, maker and consumer. Recess is a generative meeting place for reimagining the social possibilities of art.

Artists are given flexible space and resources to realize ambitious projects, while Recess remains open to the public at every stage of the project’s development. Though similar to a residency program, Session goes beyond the traditional structure to facilitate interactions between artists and audiences throughout the creative process. The organisers encourage artists to engage with their audience in a manner specific to their creative goals, while using Recess as a studio, exhibition space, stage, and/or experimental platform to generate new work.

Session artists receive an unrestricted honorarium of $1,500 as well as a project stipend ranging from $3,000-8,000 based on the material needs of their Session. Artists have access to their space 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the full duration of their Session and are expected to work on a daily basis or the equivalent of at least 20 hours per week. 

Recess’s Session program is located at 46 Washington Avenue in Brooklyn. The Session gallery is approximately 1,000  square-feet and features high ceilings and a glass storefront window that opens to our Assembly gallery and storefront, the neighborhood, and the public. In addition, this space offers wifi, a kitchenette, tools, AV equipment, basic woodshop equipment, basic silk screening facilities, storage for project materials, and access to Assembly artist apprentices.

Sessions are open to non US cii. However, materials stipends and honoraria will be reported to the IRS for tax purposes. Thus, we do ask that non-US citizens have either US residency status (with a valid Social Security number) or a valid work visa that runs through at least the end of the residency period.

Deadline: 10 April 2019

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