Kyana Brindle

Nfinit Foundation Artist Residency (NFAR)
Artistic Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2020
Location: Crown Heights

Nfinit Foundation Arts is committed to the support, development and sustainability of artists. The mission of Nfinit Foundation Arts is to support artists through access to space for artistic practice, exhibitions, and artist coaching and professional development. Nfinit has been in partnership with Spaceworks to provide subsidized studio space to artists since June 2018, and they have had three cycles of residency and one currently in process, which has resulted in three exhibitions, three open studios and artist talk events, and the expansion of the Nfinit community. They also had two public art exhibitions in 2017.

The Nfinit Foundation Artist Residency (NFAR) supports and assists the Artists-In-Residence to facilitate their development of new work. Their focus is on artists of the Diaspora, POC, LGBTQ+ inclusive, at least 18 years of age, who are presently engaged in an artistic practice. The residency is an opportunity for artists to have deeper engagement with their practices as they work collaboratively with us in support of their process. The residency period includes an open studios & artist talk event, and a culminating exhibition of the work developed in residency.

The Nfinit Foundation Artist Residency has been provided with subsidized studio space by Spaceworks Gowanus, and will collaborate with two interdisciplinary artists to develop their artistic practice, engage the Brooklyn community with open studios and artist talk events, receive artist coaching and professional development, and present their culminating work in a public exhibition at Spaceworks Gowanus. The work featured in the exhibition will center the experience and narratives of local artists of the Diaspora, people of color, and LGBTQ+ communities. The impact encompasses the centering and engagement of narratives by communities whose work has not previously been shown and who have not had access to the spaces necessary for developing their artistic practice. The residency will occur from January through May 2020.