Artist in Residence (AIR)

Artist works with children

What is Artist-In-Residence (AIR)? The Artist in Residence program brings talented local artists to the library for the whole community to enjoy. You can participate in workshops and watch the artists work during studio hours. At the end of the summer the art will be available for viewing at the Macon Library as well as the Eastern Parkway Library.

This program is in partnership with STooPS Bed-Stuy.

We're proud to introduce the artists selected to be Brooklyn Public Library Artists-in-Residence. Please visit Macon Library and Eastern Parkway Library to see their work and participate in their programs: 

Artists at Macon Library in Bed-Stuy

  • Brian Platzer, Writer
  • Jacqueline Johnson, Quilter
  • Keisha-Gay Anderson, Poet
  • Ovila Lemon, Muralist


Artists at Eastern Parkway Library in Crown Heights:

  • Christine Stoddard, Sculptor
  • Karisha Hickman, Photographer
  • Sha-Nee Williams, Illustrator

Those accepted into the residency program will be granted studio space, stipends and program supplies

The artist-in-residence will be expected to either create a piece of art to be displayed in the African American Heritage Center or lead a workshop or program that brings art to the residents of the Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights communities.

Additionally, all artists in the program will be invited to enter a piece as part of the STooPS Artists program in Summer/Fall 2018.

Our artists-in-residence for 2018 have been selected! Please visit Macon and Eastern Parkway Libraries to see their work!



Have questions about the program or application? Contact LaMeane Isaac at