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Experimental Projects Residency in Media 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. Please look to future calls if you live outside of New York State. The one-week residencies will be scheduled between September 2016 and June 2017. Sorry, 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. Access will include HD Video and Blu-Ray systems, video processing and editing, multi-channel digital video display, electro-acoustic sound studio with surround sound, sensors and interactive systems. The resident artists have 24 hour dedicated access to the IEA studio and equipment as well as scheduled access to additional video, sound and interactive 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 3 Mac Pro 3.5 GHz 6-core workstations with a large range of software including the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, Max/MSP/Jitter, and Processing, among others. Residency artists also have access to an extensive analog and digital image processing based video studio, including a Sandin video processor. Panisonic HD live video mixer, and David Jones Design digital-analog processing modules as well as an electro acoustic based sound studio with an array of Doupfer analog processing modules and an interactive based studio. Artists have access to three-chip video cameras, HD video cameras, HD editing, as well as programmable multi-channel digital display capabilities, interactive Smart Wall, digital sound recorders, and surround sound production and authoring capabilities.

A full list of our facilities can be found here.

To apply, please send an e-mail to iea@alfred.edu by August 19th, 2016, 11:59 pm with the following:

•Applicant’s legal name, address, and primary phone number (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)

•A short preliminary project proposal, as an attached .PDF 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.

•A one page artist statement, as an attached .PDF

•A brief resumé (No greater than two pages), as an attached .PDF

•Please send each item as its own .PDF, DO NOT combine them into one document

•Please include your name in each of the above .PDFs (as in on the page somewhere)

Additionally, we will review ten minutes of your time-based work. Please provide us with a web link to a source online with this material (preferred), or mailed (post dated August 19th) as a cued NTSC Mini DV Tape, a DVD, a Blu-ray disc, an Audio 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.

Vimeo has a feature to require a password to access video work. To make the review process run more smoothly, it is preferred that you do not use this feature. If you choose to password protect you video work please remember to send us the password.

DO NOT embed your video links or links to download your work in a PDF. Either include the links in the body of your e-mail or as a text document. Please understand we are reviewing hundreds of images and videos during our reviews. Having to search through a PDF to find your images or links to your videos slows this process down and may result in your work being skipped over.

Please link us directly to your work online. If your video is on a YouTube or Vimeo page provide the links directly to the media you wish us to view, NOT to your main page or a separate page with the video embedded in it. If you wish to provide screenshots or extra information about the work please include them in a SEPARATE PDF thumbnail sheet. Limit links to videos to two to three sources and no more than ten minutes total. If more than three links are submitted only up to the first three will be reviewed. Select videos which best reflect your overall work and what best relates to your project proposal.

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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