Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

Workspace Residency, Spring 2020
Due Oct 5 2019

Workspace Residency

Spring 2020 Session
Deadline: October 5, 2019
Notification Date: December 1, 2019
Residency Dates: March 7–21, 2020
Support offered: $950 in stipend & artist fees; accommodations and $300 travel support for non-local residents.

Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency is a project-based residency for artists and researchers working in media arts in Buffalo, NY. Offered twice per year, the residency is open to applicants from Buffalo and across the United States who are seeking resources, time, and space to support ongoing projects or the creation of new work.

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.

For the Spring 2020 session, you can apply under two distinct categories:

Artist: The residency program lends itself to the creation of a wide variety of work including film, video, virtual reality, game development, textile, metal, 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.

Researchers: Artists, scholars, curators, archivists, 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 researchers, the residency can provide institutional library access, Squeaky Wheel’s microcinema for private viewings, among other benefits according to their needs.

Applicants must have a social security number in order to receive payment by filling out a W9; all payments are made via check. Full-time students are not eligible to apply. Applicants from Buffalo who have received a residency or solo exhibition at Squeaky Wheel must wait a period of two years before applying again to the residency. Non-local applicants (from outside of Buffalo) must wait a period of five years.

Disabled artists and researchers can find accessibility information regarding Squeaky Wheel here. As the residency can have several off-site components, we encourage applicants to inquire with the curator regarding any accessibility needs for the residency, including assistance with filling out the application.

Indigenous people, people of color, women, and 2SLGBQIA individuals are encouraged to apply.

Questions can be directed to Squeaky Wheel’s curator Ekrem Serdar at