[Jan. 10, 2018 Deadline] New Works Residency Program 2018 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 10, 2018

APPLY HERE:    NOTE:  There is $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, 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 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 descriptions may include developing 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) 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, image and emerging technology.

This Workspace Residency has propelled my work forward, particularly in the area of multimedia installation. It has provided unique opportunities for creation, development, learning and networking. I am deeply grateful to Harvestworks for this award. – Judy Dunaway 2017 Workspace Resident.

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 31, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

Presentation: Work produced in the program is premiered in the Harvestworks’ New York Electronic Art Festival, in our TEAM Presentation Lab or in collaboration with other venues. Residents are also featured on the Harvestworks website.

Cecilia Lopez in the Artist Studio

The Harvestworks team was easy-going and accommodating. Scheduling time in the studio space was no issue. thingNY would absolutely recommend Harvestworks to other artists, especially performing artists who are interested in working with interactive technology.– thingNY 2017 Impact Residency at Harvestworks


Richard Jochum talks about his work.

I’ve met many interesting artists and have enjoyed to see that Harvestworks is a densely woven, generous, and spirited community. I will continue to visit Harvestworks events, be part of the community, and stay in touch. – Richard Jochum 2016 Artist in Residence

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

Kristin Lucas and Tommy Martinez


2017 Residents: New Works Residents: Ed Bear, Carla Cisno, Katherine Liberovskaya, Cecilia Lopez, Kristin Lucas, Amelia Marzec, Kristin Norderval, Henry Threadgill.  Workspace Residents: Judy Dunaway, Claudia Hart, Chi Ka, Stephan Moore, Sara Rothberg/Yotam Mann.  Artist Scholarships: Seth Cluett, Merche Blasco, Willliam Hooker, Monika Weiss and Ryan Soper.

More information and sample projects :

Application Deadline January 10, 2018

This is an online application, and there is no fee for using this service. 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

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