Applications for Fall 2023 are open!
Applications are closed!
Stay tuned to be informed about future opportunities.
Apply for one to three four-week cycles:
1st cycle) Sep 11 to Oct 7
2nd cycle) Oct 9 to Nov 4
3rd cycle) Nov 6 to Dec 2
Applications deadline: May 21 (SUN), 2023, at 10 pm (ET)
If you are interested in applying for a spot in our Summer Residency 2023, contact us.
Uncool Artist has been providing an exclusive international art residency program for visual artists since 2018. The program offers an array of extraordinary activities, connections with eminent professionals, and studio spaces in the lively borough of Brooklyn. As a welcoming community, Uncool Artist provides strong links with skilled and benevolent mentors, curators, critics, and gallerists. We offer a distinctive environment for artists to delve deep into their practices, explore unique opportunities to showcase their creations, present meaningful projects, and build a sustainable career in the arts. Our goal is to deliver exceptional connections and opportunities in contemporary visual arts through a variety of programs.
Bahrain and UAE
Uncool Artist Residency was a watershed in my work.
I got to know the visual arts scene in New York, occupy a studio in Brooklyn, and receive curators who contributed a lot with their views on my process. I visited exhibitions, museums, met artists from different countries, established exchanges and connections, and got to know and experience the city intensely. It was a period of experimentation, freedom, and growth, which till today reverberates and unfolds in other creative paths.
Uncool Artist and my participation in the ILAP community have pushed me to work on projects and ideas which have long been spinning in my head. I'm excited about the new work I am producing and the fully rounded experience of sharing my thoughts, researching, and communicating within a nurturing environment. I feel challenged and supported. I'm following the mission "just DO"!
Being part of ILAP was extremely important in my path as an emerging artist. Within Uncool Artist, I met artists from different places and different approaches and moments in their careers. The exchanges with these people continue to help me tread a place in the universe of contemporary art.
Understanding how to do an artistic project, the assembly of different categories of portfolios, and the critical monitoring offered by Uncool Artist, were things that helped me to understand how exhibition and market circuits work. Uncool Artist is an international community concerned to support its participants, always with a critical and considerate eye.
Uncool has been a tremendous opportunity and challenge to take my practice to the next level.
I have found a great community of artists that has allowed me to know better the creative artistic process, which is indispensable as a curator. It is an invaluable opportunity to hear from accomplished artists, curators, art fairs, and museums directors first-hand and in an intimate conversation setting.
All of this, topped with the synergy of a group of individuals working towards the common goal of being better art professionals, is what makes all the time, money, and efforts invested pay off!
Uncool Artist pushes me to go out of my comfort zone. It helps me understand that opportunities are out there, and I must be ready in all senses and see that I can create the chance I'm looking for. Understand the audience, be involved with the audience, storytelling, project my whole year... It is difficult to explain Uncool Artist in a few words because it is a whole new thing.
Uncool Artist has been an inspiring space with a hands-on approach to learning (by doing) that has been instrumental in my recent realizations as an artist.