Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

Workspace Residency, Summer 2019
Due Feb 16 2019

Workspace Residency, Summer 2019

Summer 2019 Residency Dates: August 3–25, 2019
Application Deadline: February 16, 2019, 11:59pm
Notification Date: May 1, 2019
Stipend: $1000 stipend + $250 artist/presentation fees + accommodations and travel support for National Residents. Selected Silo City Resident will also receive a $300 public performance fee.

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 run by Squeaky Wheel in Buffalo, NY. Open to 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 residency is offered twice a year: A two-week session that takes place in the month of March, and a three-week session that takes place in August.

For the Artist residency, 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 Researcher 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. For the Silo City residency, artists are invited to submit proposals to create and present a public performance at Silo City’s Marina A during the residency, utilizing its unique sonic, visual qualities, and/or industrial history and legacy. The Silo City residency is only available for the summer session.

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.

We encourage Indigenous people, Black people, people of color, women, queer, trans and gender non-conforming people to apply. The residency welcomes applications from emerging to established artists and researchers. You can see the biographies and projects of previous residents here.

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or have a valid U.S. work visa. Full-time students are not eligible to apply.