Application deadline: May 31, 2018
Notification date: June 22, 2018
Residency dates: August 4–26, 2018
Number of applicants accepted: 1 Local, 2 National, 1 Kashmiri
Stipend & support: $1000 stipend + artist, presentation, and performance fees + accommodations and travel support provided for National Residents. Support for the Kashmiri residents is provided by the Abdul Ahad Guru Scholars program.
Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center seeks applications from artists and researchers to apply for a short-term residency exploring the moving image, time-based media, and emergent technologies. The Workspace Residency is a project-based residency for artists and researchers working in media arts hosted by Squeaky Wheel in Buffalo, NY. Available for applicants from Buffalo and across the U.S., the residency connects artists and researchers with resources, time, and studio space to support the creation of new work or to continue ongoing projects. The program is also open to residents of the Kashmir region through a partnership with the Abdul Ahad Guru Scholars Program. The Summer 2018 residency will take place August 4–August 26, 2018.
For the Artist resident, the residency program lends itself to the creation of a wide variety of work including film, video, virtual reality, game development, textile, metal and woodwork, 3D printing, sonic arts, installation, performance, and more, with access to wide range of equipment, tools, and technologies. Participants can mix and match these benefits according to their needs. For the Research residency: Artists, scholars, curators, writers, and theorists are invited to propose new or in-progress research in the area of emergent media arts practices towards the publication of critical texts, scholarly research, or production of curatorial projects. During the summer session, we will also be accepting applications for a Silo City resident, for an artist to work on and publically present a performance at Silo City on Friday, August 24, 2018.
We encourage people of color, women, queer, trans and gender non-conforming people to apply. The residency welcomes applications from both emerging and established artists and researchers.
Selected applicants will have tailored access to facilities, equipment, technical consultation, from Squeaky Wheel, as well as our Workspace Residency partners Buffalo Game Space, The Foundry, and Silo City. Residents will also have the opportunity to attend guest lectures, are provided with public opportunities to share and receive feedback for their work, and will be invited to a variety of site visits and activities exploring Buffalo’s unique communities and histories. Information about previous residents can be found here.
Applicants must submit a completed application form (including a description of your proposed project), CV or résumé, and a letter of intent explaining your interest in the residency and what you hope to accomplish. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2018, 11:59pm.
- Read the APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (PDF Link)
- Fill out the APPLICATION FORM (Google Form Link)
- Send a letter of interest and CV or résumé to email@example.com with the subject line “Workspace Application”. Applicants will be notified no later than June 22, 2018 on the status of their application.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or have a valid U.S. work visa. Full-time students are not eligible to apply. Kashmiri applicants MUST be residents of the Kashmir region and will be determined in conjunction with the Abdul Ahad Guru Foundation.
Questions can be directed to Ekrem Serdar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Workspace Residency is supported by generous support by the County of Erie and County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, individual members, businesses, and supporters, and in collaboration with the Abdul Ahad Guru Scholars Program. Special thank you to our sponsors at Spot Coffee.