Brickscape is an artist residency and exhibition that celebrates the history and culture of Charleston, WV and the surrounding area by inviting local and national artists to create immersive and interactive installation art in underutilized historical spaces.
Now In its 2nd year, Brickscape is a six week residency program that culminates in a public exhibition. Eight to twelve artists are selected each year to create temporary, site-specific installation art in a vacant historical space in downtown Charleston, WV, with a different historical location chosen each year. Each artist is designated an area in the space in which to create their installation, with 24 hour access. At the end of the residency, the space will open to the public and the completed installation pieces will be on display for a month-long exhibition. Artists who live more than an hour away are required to reside in Charleston for the entire duration of the residency. Free housing is provided by members of the community who make their guest rooms or apartments available, and a $700 stipend will be awarded to help with travel and materials. Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply visit www.brickscape.org