The New Works and Creative Residency Program is a national program that awards contemporary American artists and legal US residents creating tech-centered sound and visual artworks a $5000 commission to produce and present a new artwork. The residencies will take place in New York City at the Harvestworks’ Technology, Engineering, Art and Music Lab (T.E.A.M). Projects must be completed by December 31, 2024.
Harvestworks is a leading center for the development of artworks that combine and integrate art forms, explore boundaries and create new forms of expression through art and technology. The works will be shared with the public upon completion and show that innovative use of new technology can help viewers understand their environment, be receptive of new ideas, and enrich their imagination.
Each artist receives 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 Harvestworks team comprised of a Project Manager and technical engineer/programmer OR can bring in their own team. The proposed projects should explore new aesthetic premises and push the boundaries of conventional art forms and media. Women, POC and LBGTQ+ artists are strongly encouraged to apply.
A limited number of Scholarships and 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.
Apply HERE: There is no application fee.
How to apply
Artworks 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, Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality. Project descriptions may include recording and mastering of a new music composition or sound artwork, programming code-based media and/or Algorithmic art, machine learning and AI. We encourage the developing of new technology for use in performance or exhibition (e.g. musical instrument invention or new exhibition technology).
Projects will be chosen based on artistic excellence, commitment to the field, and feasibility of completing the project within the timeframe of the residency. Applicants will be asked to select either the Spring Session (January 1 – June 30 2023) or the Fall Session (July 1 – December 31, 2023).
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, 2024, through December 31, 2024.
Work produced in the program is premiered in the Harvestworks’ Art and Technology Program on Governors Island or in collaboration with other venues. Residents are also featured on the Harvestworks website.
2023 residents (photos left starting top left) Jessica Segall, Luke Stewart, Lauren Petty, Lisa Moren, Michelle Jaffe, Monica de la Torre / Hans Tammen, Kamari Carter / Julian Day, Katherine Behar, Brittany Engel-Adams / Sidney San Martin, Daniel Neumann, Tansy Xiao and Anais Maviel. Artist Scholarships were granted to Sara Stern, Elico Suzuki, Matti Weisberg, moira williams, Emmett Palaima and Alice Shields.