BAI is happy to offer the following new opportunities as outlined in our statement in response to systemic racial injustice. To read the full statement, click here.

Please note — Brown University is undergoing efforts to reopen as safely as possible. With this in mind, Brown Arts Initiative recognizes that access to space and equipment will be restricted during Fall 2020, so we are extending the deadline to apply to December 1, 2020. The Committee will review submissions in January with the hopes of providing greater access to resources at that time.  

As one of the measures outlined in the Brown Arts Initiative's statement in response to systemic racial injustice, the BAI seeks to host four community artists in residence at Granoff Center during the 2020-2021 academic year. To read the full statement, click here.

Home of the Brown Arts Initiative, the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts serves as a catalyst for collaboration and experimentation among the arts, sciences and humanities. It is a place where creative thinkers from across disciplines come together to exchange ideas, explore processes and methods, and develop new art forms.

BAI aims to foster a community of support and shared knowledge. We seek residents interested in a similar approach. Selected residents will receive $6,000 and be granted access to spaces and equipment at Granoff Center through the 2020-2021 academic year. Additionally, residents will be invited to share their practice openly with the Brown community and act as an informal mentor to students they encounter while working in the spaces. 

Artists may apply to be a resident in one of the following categories

  • Recording Studio: this artist in residence will receive training to use the Granoff Center recording studio and will gain shared access to the space and equipment. The studio is often used for courses and the resident will need to schedule access accordingly. Previous experience running a recording session required.
  • Multimedia Lab: this artist in residence will gain access to the Granoff Center MML. Pending COVID-19 safety guidelines, the resident may also gain access to 3D printers, large format printer, vinyl cutter, Adobe creative suite and additional software/equipment. Note: this resident may play a larger role as an informal mentor as the MML is typically a high use space. No previous experience required. 
  • Virtual Reality Studio: this artist in residence will have use of virtual reality headsets and software at Granoff Center. Previous experience preferred. Note: this resident may play a larger role as an informal mentor as many Brown University students are interested in learning about VR. 
  • Motion Capture Studio: this artist in residence will gain access to studio space outfitted with motion capture technology. Classes are often held in the studio and access will need to be scheduled accordingly. Some previous experience recommended. 


Practicing artists that have geographic access to Granoff Center and can commit to working in Granoff Center on a somewhat regular schedule (to be determined by artists with BAI staff in conjunction with COVID-19 safety guidelines) are eligible. BIPOC and individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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About the Brown Arts Initiative

The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) seeks to cultivate creative expression and foster an interdisciplinary environment where faculty and students learn from one another and from artists and scholars in a wide range of fields across the campus and around the world.The goals of the BAI are:

  • To expand Brown’s legacy of enriching tradition by supporting all that is experimental, forward-thinking and cutting-edge in the arts.
  • To facilitate greater opportunity for collaboration across arts departments, among artists, with other academic fields, and with external partners locally, nationally and globally.
  • To enhance opportunities for engaged, activist artists and scholars whose work responds to contemporary issues.
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