[Jan 4, 2017 Deadline] New Works Residency 2017 Call For Proposals

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: January 4, 2017

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.

Working with [engineer/programmer] Tommy was an essential part of developing this project. It was really more of a collaboration, as we sort of bounced ideas off of each other and it was very much a back and forth. It was so helpful to work with someone who was able to wrestle with the technical aspects of the project so that I was able to act in a more creative capacity. – Lea Bertucci 2015 AIR

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 31, 2017 through December 30, 2017.

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.

Technology Lab

It was amazing experience at Harvestworks because all of the technicians were very helpful and supportive and they worked very hard for my project. Each technician specialized for specific technical fields and has unique characters but they all communicate and understand well each other, so they create unique and strong program. – Bohyun Yoon 2015 AIR

Programming

Working with [engineer/programmer] Tommy was an essential part of developing this project. It was really more of a collaboration, as we sort of bounced ideas off of each other and it was very much a back and forth. It was so helpful to work with someone who was able to wrestle with the technical aspects of the project so that I was able to act in a more creative capacity. – Lea Bertucci 2015 AIR

 

Audio Studio

Audio Studio

The residence has left me full of ideas for how I can use what I’ve learned here and I think I’ll feel the results for a long time. There are many new ideas buzzing about my head that I’m longing to try now. I want to do more multi-speaker work after this but I think the creative stimulus will also spill over into other work. – Viv Corringham AIR 2015

 

2016 New Works Residents:

2016 New Works Residents: Daniel Fishkin, Shelley Hirsch, Faith Holland, GH Hovagimyan/Rhys Chatham/Raphaele Shirley, Richard Jochum, Okkyung Lee, Thessia Machado, Ziboukle Martinaityte, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Christina Wheeler.

More information and sample projects :

Application Deadline January 4, 2017

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

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