BOOM Universe Residency at Alloy Studios
BOOM Concepts is a creative hub dedicated to the advancement of Black, Brown, Queer and Femme artists. BOOM Concepts is located in Pittsburgh and since 2014 has curated 50 exhibitions on-site, paid out over $100k in artists fees and produced 200+ events across the country. BOOM Concepts serves as a space for field building, knowledge sharing, mentorship, and storytelling. In its 8th soon to be 9th year, BOOM Concepts continues to work with creatives to find innovative strategies around entrepreneurship and artistic practice. In 2021, BOOM Concepts was selected to represent Pittsburgh for the Google Arts & Culture platform and was identified as an American Cultural Treasure through The Heinz Endowments and The Ford Foundation.
The BOOM Universe Residency at Alloy Studios is an in-house program that hosts multiple visiting artists quarterly. BOOM Concepts supports visiting artists in a multitude of ways including housing (the space includes full kitchen, bathroom, studio/practice area, and an area for rest), creative practice support, an opportunity to participate in BOOM programming, connecting visitors with Pittsburgh’s art ecosystem, along with allowing for space for rest from their busy careers. BOOM’s main support is focused on the advancement of Black, brown, femme and queer artists, and creative entrepreneurs understanding the need for such experiences that are vital to ones career growth.
We hope after artists undergo their time with BOOM Concepts they feel the
5530 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
Application information based on McKnight Residency Program requirements
As of right now, BOOM Concepts does not take residency fees for interested artists
Contact BOOM Concepts about your accessibility needs and we will work with individuals on a need basis.
Housing & Accomodation
BOOM Concepts at 5139 Penn Ave is the open common/communal space that artists may utilize away from the Alloy Studios. It is located .5 miles away from the studio space.