The Harvestworks New Works Residency is a national program that offers American artists and legal US residents commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for TEAM lab activities including research and development, sound and image production, programming and prototyping. The artist works with a team comprised of Harvestworks’ Project Manager and consultants, technicians or instructors. The proposed projects should explore new aesthetic premises and push the boundaries of conventional art forms and media.
Application Deadline: December 15, 2015
APPLY HERE NOTE: There is a $5 fee for the application
Special Initiatives: The Harvestworks Creative Residency Program in Emerging Technology will commission artists using emerging technology such as biosensors, immersive audio and video, camera and eye tracking systems, data sonification or visualization, mobile, new computer interfaces and controllers and new ways to engage with social media and communities.
Composers are encouraged to apply to explore new technology for space and spatialization of sound in contemporary music.
A limited number of scholarships and 24 hour Technology Lab Workspace Residencies will be recommended by the panel depending on our funding. The Technology Lab Workspace Residency includes 24hr access to the Harvestworks studios and collaborative working environment, access to classes, rehearsal and limited technical assistance.
How to apply: Projects may be realized through multiple channel audio or video installations, live performances with interactive performance systems and live processing methods, data visualization as single or multiple channel video or computer images and hardware hacking or circuit bending as custom built interfaces or instruments. Project activities may include developing new work in music, theater, dance, media art and interdisciplinary performance; experimenting with new creative concepts, approaches, or methods and researching and developing new technology for use in performance (e.g. musical instrument invention or preparing technology for an existing premiere performance) or exhibition.
Up to 12 residencies will be selected (depending on project size and funding) along with up to five project scholarships. Priority will be given to the creative use of the Harvestworks’ production facility and the innovative use of sound, picture and emerging technology.
The residency at Harvestworks fulfilled all of my expectations, and opened up new areas for exploration in my sound and image practice. … The monthly salons were also critical- they exposed me to a range of creative practices and approaches that challenged me to take risks with my project, something that was encouraged by Harvestworks throughout the process.
– Art Jones 2014 Artist in Residence
Eligibility: The New Works program is designed to assist individual working artists. Collaborations, groups, ensembles and collectives have to designate a Lead Artist to apply to the program. Only new work proposals are accepted. Proposals that document an existing work are not eligible. Students who are currently enrolled in a university are not eligible. Program recipients from the past 2 years are not eligible to apply this year. Lead artists must reside in the U.S.
Residencies run from January 1, 2016 through December 30, 2016.
Presentation: Work produced in the program is premiered in the Harvestworks’ New York Electronic Art Festival or in our TEAM Presentation Lab or in collaboration with other venues. Residents are also featured on the Harvestworks website.
2015 New Works Residents: Maxwell Abeles, Lea Bertucci in collaboration with MV Carbon and Tommy Martinez, Sougwen Chung, Viv Corringham Annie Gosfield, Joseph Morris, Serena Reed, Jane Rigler and Elizabeth Hoffman, Michael Schumacher and Nisi Jacobs, Jill Taffet, Michael Theodore and Dave Shively and Bohyun Yoon. Educational scholarships were awarded to Sabrina Barrios, Mandy Mandelstein, Mandy Morrison, Jan Mun and Andre Zachary. More information: http://www.harvestworks.org/2015-new-works-residencies/
Application Deadline December 15, 2015
This is an online application, and there is a $5 fee for using this service that goes directly to the hosting site. You will upload all text based information through a web interface. Provide us with a link to your video and audio worksamples. We prefer YouTube for video and Soundcloud for audio, since these have been shown to be faster for reviewing purposes than Vimeo or files located on your website. Do not use Facebook URLs! If you make your worksamples “private”, please do not forget to include your access codes in your application. To start your application, please visit this link: http://harvestworks.slideroom.com/
Questions: Questions can be directed to Carol Parkinson at 212.431.1130 or by email to carolp[AT]harvestworks[DOT]org