The Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA) Experimental Projects Residency – Electronic Media and Film

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 15, 2018, midnight
  • Location:
    Institute for Electronic Art School of Art and Design Alfred University

*Please note that we have two residencies. This application is for our Electronic Media and Film residency program, which is a video arts and sound arts based residency. If you are a print artist or wish to work with print processes please look at our Visual Arts residency. Please read the IEA Residency calls carefully to assure eligibility.

The IEA’s Experimental Project Residency Program will support an artist with a one or two week residency, an artist stipend, travel, lodging, technology access, materials and technical assistance. Artists have access to a combination of emerging, contemporary, and historical media arts tools and materials, many unique and not ordinarily available in a studio setting.

The residencies will be scheduled between late January and early December 2018.

Artists will have access to state- of-the art digital arts facilities. Access will include 4K and HD video cameras, video processing, editing and multi-channel digital video display capabilities. The resident artists have 24 hour dedicated access to the IEA studio and equipment as well as scheduled access to additional video and sound studios. The IEA research associate will work with the resident artist. Additional technical staff and faculty are also available for consultation.

The IEA lab has three Mac Pro 3.5 GHz 6-core workstations with a large range of software including the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Max/MSP/Jitter, Ableton Live with VIZZable, Lumen and Mudbox. The IEA studio is regularly updated with new systems and software. Residency artists also have scheduled access to an extensive analog and digital image processing based video studio, including a Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher, David Jones Design digital-analog processing modules and a Sandin video processor. An electro-acoustic sound studio is also available with an array of Doepfer analog processing modules, GRM tools, Audition, Reactor, Spear and surround sound capabilities.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this residency you must be a New York State resident. Currently enrolled students are not eligible.

Application Requirements and Checklist

In a single document include the following:

-Applicant’s legal name, address, and primary phone number.

-A short preliminary project proposal.

-An artist statement.

-A CV.

-Up to 10 minutes combined of time based work, this can include video, sound and performance documentation. If you have still images that you feel are relevant to your application you may include 10-15 still images, each image should be no more than 3MB.

Files may be submitted via:

WeTransfer, Dropbox, or on a DVD/ thumb drive, please send a self addressed envelope with prepaid postage if you wish for these to be returned to you.

For streaming videos please send a link for each piece.

Send completed applications and supporting material to or to the Institute for Electronic Arts, School of Art and Design, NYSCC at Alfred University, 2 Pine Street, Alfred, New York 14802.

Deadline: January 15, 2018

We will notify applicants of the status of their application shortly after the call deadline.

Please refer to our website first for any questions. If you have additional questions, feel free to email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Institute for Electronic Art’s Experimental Projects Residency, Electronic Media and Film is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.