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 17, 2018
APPLY HERE: NOTE: There is $5 fee for the application
Special Initiatives: The Harvestworks Creative Residency Program will commission artists using emerging technology such as biosensors, immersive audio and video, virtual and augmented reality, 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 tutorials, rehearsal and limited technical assistance.
How to apply: Projects may take the form of 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 descriptions may include the development of a new work for music, theater, 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). Priority will be given to the creative use of the Harvestworks’ production facility and the innovative use of sound, image and emerging technology.
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, including PHD candidates, who are enrolled in a university are not eligible. Program recipients from the past 2 years are not eligible this year. Lead artists must reside in the U.S.
Residencies run from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
Presentation: Work produced in the program is premiered in the Harvestworks’ New York Electronic Art Festival, in our Presentation Lab or in collaboration with other venues. Residents are also featured on the Harvestworks website.
I would definitely recommend other artists to apply for the program. It is a great opportunity to explore and develop tech-based works. The assistance received from the technicians and engineers allowed me to focus on the creative part of the projects and take them to a higher level. – Cecilia Lopez 2017 AIR
Thank you for assigning us Kevin as our engineer at HW, we couldn’t imagine a better outcome with anyone else. Working with Kevin created a very interesting dynamic for us, as we were not only able to complete our project but also learned a lot about the process. – Prince Harvey AIR 2018
2018 Artists in Residence: Beth Bradfish and Connie Noyes, Mark Cetilia, Lauren McCarthy, Andrew Neumann, Jon-Carlos Evans, Efrain Rozas, Amanda Gutiérrez, Julia Sinelnikova, Morehshin Allahyari and Prince Harvey, Jakob Steensen, Eva von Schweinitz, Amy Youngs. Kyle de Camp, John Kelly.
Artist/Scholars: Danny Bracken, Stephanie Gray, Xiameng (Summer) Lin, Daniel Neumann, Laura Splan.
Workspace Residents: Andrea DeFelice, Tali Hinkis, Brian McCorkle, Catherine McCurry and Simona Prives.
Application Deadline December 17, 2018
This is an online application, and there is a $5 fee for using this service that goes directly to the application platform. 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:
More Questions: Questions can be directed to Carol Parkinson at 212.431.1130 or by email to carolp[AT]harvestworks[DOT]org