Experimental Projects Residency in Visual Arts

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

This opportunity is only open to residents of the state of New York State. Please look to future calls if you live outside of New York State. The one-week residencies will be scheduled between January 2017 and December 2017. We cannot accept applications from anyone who will be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate art program during the residency period.

Artists will have access to state of the art digital arts facilities. Facilities include a digital large-format printing facility, and facilities for the production of laser etching/cutting, stone lithography, photo etching, wood block, and silk-screen printing. Resident artists have 24 hour dedicated access to the IEA studio and equipment. The IEA research associate will work with the resident artist. Additional technical staff and faculty are also available for consultation.

The IEA lab has 3 Mac Intel Quad workstations, with a large range of software including the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite with Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign, among others. Residency artists also have access to a Cannon EOS 5d mkIII single lens reflex still cameras, a Scitex/Creo Eversmart Pro 8200ppi resolution large bed scanner, a Canon ImagePROGRAF PRO-4000 large format printer, and other print production technologies. We have been working with artists using On Demand Printing for artist books.

A full list of our facilities can be found here ( ).

To apply, please send an e-mail to by January 4th, 2017, 11:59 pm with the following:

Applicant’s legal name, address, and primary phone number ( Please note: If selected, we will need your Social Security number for payment of stipend and reimbursement purposes, however we do not need you to provide this with your application)

Please send the following as attachments to your e-mail as separate documents clearly labeled at the top each page with your name. Acceptable formats are: .txt, .doc, .docx or PDFs (preferred ).

1. Short preliminary project proposal:
Please keep proposals as brief and concise as possible with a minimal amount of images. For longer proposals, please include a brief summary in the text.

2. One page artist statement.

3. Artist CV or resumé (No greater than two pages).

4. A thumbnail sheet of your work samples (see below)

Additionally, please send no more than twenty images as JPEGs at 72 ppi with a largest dimension no greater than 1024 px, and an 8.5×11” thumbnail sheet with titles, dimensions, medium, and year for each piece. It is preferred that you send these files to us through an online FTP service such as, Dropbox, or (which offers free service). However, images may also be sent as a .zip file attached to the application e-mail or mailed (post dated January 4th) as a data CD or a USB drive to the IEA address listed here.

For drives please note that we are a Mac facility and may not be able to read files off of a drive formatted for Windows (NTFS). Discs and drives will be returned if you supply return postage.

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

If you have any questions please check out our FAQ ( ) page, or e-mail us via the address here ( ).

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