Workspace Residency

Residency Dates: March 9–24, 2019
Application Deadline
: October 6, 2018, 11:59pm
Notification Date: November 1, 2018
Stipend: $700 stipend + $250 artist/presentation fees + accommodations and travel support for National Residents.

***Applications for the Spring 2019 session have now closed.***

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 Spring 2019 residency will take place March 9–24, 2019.

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.

You can see the biographies and projects of previous residents here.

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 SpaceThe 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.


Applicants must submit a completed application form, 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 October 6, 2018, 11:59pm.

  2. Fill out the APPLICATION FORM (Google Form Link)
  3. Send a letter of interest and CV or résumé to with the subject line “Workspace Application”. Applicants will be notified no later than November 1, 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.

Questions can be directed to Ekrem Serdar at

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.

Banner image: Elizabeth Tannie Lewin, Nuclear Set (in-progress). This work was supported by the Spring 2018 Workspace Residency.