The Here & There Collective (THAT Co.) is committed to uplifting and connecting contemporary artists from the Asian diaspora by providing direct support to artists and opportunities for a deeper connection with our community. In 2022, THAT Co. launched an open studio grant to provide artists with access to a private studio located in Brooklyn, NY for a 6-month period. Our program offers artists time and various resources to develop their practice as well as opportunities to connect with THAT’s community of artists, writers, gallerists, and curators.
Applications for our 2024-2025 studio grant are now open. Please read the criteria and deadlines below prior to applying.
Interested artists should apply through the link below – submissions sent via email or DMs will not be considered. Each application will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee to determine the grantee.
Claire Kim is a curator and writer based in New York City. She is currently the Director of Curatorial Strategy at the Here and There Collective. Kim previously served as the Special Assistant to the President at BRIC, in Brooklyn, as well as a 2020–21 curatorial fellow at NXTHVN, in New Haven, CT. She has worked in museum education and programming with arts organizations, including the Asian American Arts Alliance, New Museum, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. She has organized exhibitions at James Cohan Gallery, New York; Hessel Museum of Art, CCS Bard; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York; Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Brooklyn; and BRIC, Brooklyn. Kim completed her MA at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
Melissa Joseph is a New York-based artist and independent curator. Her work considers themes of memory, family history, and the politics of how we occupy spaces. She intentionally alludes to the labors of women as well as her experiences as a second-generation American and the unique juxtapositions of diasporic life. Her work has been shown at the Delaware Contemporary, Woodmere Art Museum, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Jeffrey Deitch Projects, MOCA Arlington, and List Gallery at Swarthmore College. She has been featured in Hyperallergic, Artnet, New American Paintings, Vogue, Artillery, Le Monde, CNN, and Architectural Digest and participated in residencies including Dieu Donné, Fountainhead, the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, the Museum of Arts and Design, Art Pace San Antonio and upcoming at Greenwich House Pottery in 2024. She is a 2024 Art Production Fund Art In Focus Artist at Rockefeller Center. She is a regular contributor to BOMB magazine.
Min Sun Jeon is an independent curator and researcher based in New York and is currently a curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art, working on the 2024 Whitney Biennial Even Better Than the Real Thing. Her research focuses on works that create tension between cultural specificities and the universal. She holds an MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies, where she curated “Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: audience distant relative” (2022). During her time attending CCS, Min Sun also cocurated “Push Over / Push Back” (2021) at the Hessel Museum in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and was a Curator-in-Residence at EMPAC in Troy, NY, where she cocurated “Conspiracy Influencer” (2022).
There will be two artists selected this round – the space will be occupied consecutively so there will only be one artist working in THAT Studio at a time. Artists can submit their preference for which start date they prefer, but the final date will be determined upon selection.
THAT Studio is a beautiful 600 sq ft. space located in the Bushwick neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. Selected artists will be the sole artist-in-residence and have 24/7 access for the duration of the studio grant.
Basic furnishings, heat/AC, and internet will be provided, however, all art materials and specialized equipment will be the responsibility of the artist.
As the program is meant to be a gift of time, there is no expectation of finished work at the end of it – you are free to use it as you choose :)
To apply, you must fill in the Google Form
No – studio space is strictly for work. Artists are expected to have their own accommodation and be able to commute.
Questions? Please email email@example.com