FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please read FAQs carefully and only contact us if your question is not answered here. Thank you.

Is the Residency Program limited to only visual artists?

While Triangle has a long history of supporting visual artists, we believe in supporting a diverse range of practices and artists working in any media or discipline can apply to the program. We have recently supported artists working across sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, video, film, sound, performance, social practice, as well as researchers, curators, writers, and arts educators.

Can I apply if I am currently enrolled in a degree program but will have graduated by the time of the residency start date?

Applicants may not be enrolled in a degree program while in residence at Triangle, but as long as you will have graduated by the time that your residency would start, you are eligible to apply.  

Can collectives apply?

Collectives, collaborators and groups may apply to our Residency Program through our open call. If accepted into the program you will share one studio space. Please submit one application on behalf of the entire group and clarify in the application that you are applying on behalf of a collective.

I am currently enrolled in a degree-granting program but will have graduated by my preferred residency dates. Can I apply?

If you will have graduated by the time you would be participating in the program, you are welcome to apply for a Triangle residency.

Can I visit the residency to see the studios in person in advance of applying?

Unfortunately our studios are not generally open-to-the-public as they are considered private workspaces when in use by our artists-in-residence. Throughout the year Triangle does regularly host open-to-the public events and open studios. If you would like to see the space and get a better sense of the program you should plan accordingly to visit during one of these times. All events are publicized in advance in our newsletters, website and via social media.

What are the studios and facilities like?

Our 2000 square foot studio facilities are located at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn. This includes spacious individual studios with 13 foot high ceilings. All residents also have 24-hour use of their studios as well as communal area, basic kitchen, freight elevator, trash removal, slop sinks and internet access. View images of our studio spaces here.

Are the studios suitable for overnight accommodations?

No, artists are not allowed to sleep in their studios. If you are accepted into the program you are responsible for securing your own housing during your residency period. Triangle’s staff is happy to help accepted artists who are not based in New York City with advice for finding accommodations.

Can I bring my partner with me during this program?

If you intend to share your studio space with a partner you must apply jointly in one application as collaborators or a collective.

Individuals accepted to our program through our open call are responsible for their own travel and housing, in which case you may travel and share living accommodations with your partner or whomever you would like.

Are there fees associated with the Residency Program?

There are no fees associated with the Residency Program, and studios are provided free of charge. However, artists are responsible for their own travel, housing, and living expenses.

How do I show my work in the best light in the application?

Choose one of three Work Sample Options:

  • Option 1 — Digital Images:
    Ten(10) digital images are required to be in JPEG format and should show your most recent work.
    Images should be at least 1000 pixels wide.
    Each image file must be saved in the following format: R2020_lastname_worksample#.jpg.
    Caption/description for each image is required (50 words max).

  • Option 2 — Video/Audio:
    For time-based media only Applicants may submit up to Ten(10) clips of video/audio.
    Video/Audio clips are accepted as web-links to clips hosted on external sites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).
    For longer videos, we STRONGLY recommend you also submit an excerpt of a maximum of three minutes. If your clip is longer than the suggested time, provide a cue point.
    Applicants must provide passwords for password-protected videos.
    Applicants should ensure that hosted online Work Samples follow the above guidelines and are accessible online at least two months beyond the application deadline.

  • Option 3 — Combination of Images and Video/Audio:
    Follow directions above instructions for labeling and formatting.
    Please submit a maximum of Ten (10) work samples total.

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There is no standard or requirement for your image samples and URLs, but overall they should be representative of your body of work. Sometimes artists choose to highlight just a few projects in depth; others choose to show 10 different works.

Do my references have to submit written letters of recommendation?

References are not asked to submit recommendation letters. Please just provide their names, titles and contact information. Your references should be able to speak on behalf of your artist work and overall character. Please make sure they are aware they are being named as your reference and may be contacted. Triangle will contact them only if necessary to ask further questions during the panel review process.

Can I make changes to my application once submitted?

Unfortunately we are unable to make changes to your application once submitted but you can include a note with your currently submitted application giving these details. Additionally, sometimes the support team at submittable is able to help applicants update their application materials. You can email them at support@submittable.com.

Do I have to pay to submit my application?

It is free to apply till September 7th at 11:59PM. All applications received after September 8th will require a $20 application fee.