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Signal Culture Artist, Researcher and Toolmaker in Residence Applications Now Available

Signal Culture is an experimental media art residency located in Owego, New York. We are now accepting applications for our Artist, Researcher and Toolmaker in Residence programs for the Spring/Summer 2016 season.

Artist In Residence Program

The Artist Studio features a wide range of media tools, both new and old, for use in a real time audio/video/data processing system. Our philosophy is to create a space for experimentation and for artists to develop a dialogue with the range of tools available. As such, we do not expect artists to create finished works, rather we encourage our residents to spend time exploring conceptual and material practices. We do not accept undergraduate students or Masters degree candidates.

Researcher In Residence Program

Researchers can be art historians, curators, critics, archivists, preservationists, writers who want to know more about media practices or artists who are spending time learning more about material or theoretical concerns surrounding media. This program also has access to the Toolmaker equipment, including a wide variety of electronic components, media devices, cameras and other items of interest. In addition to time and space to conduct research, Signal Culture is building both online and on-site research centers to provide our residents with a variety of digital and printed materials. We provide free WiFi. We do not accept undergraduate students or Masters degree candidates.

Toolmaker In Residence Program

The toolmaker studio offers access to a variety of spare parts, electronic components, IC’s, soldering equipment, Raspberry Pi computers, Arduino and Making Things boards, sensors, etc. There can be access to both Mac & PC computers available, but it is suggested that you contact us with specific questions if you require specialized equipment. Eligible toolmaker applicants can include, but are not limited to hackers, circuit benders, software developers, engineers, and audio or visual instrument builders. We do not accept undergraduate students or Masters degree candidates. In addition, if you are an artist who is looking to figure out an interactive interface, design an installation environment, build a system of sensors or learn to program a specific piece of software for use in your art and you do not have a reason to use the artist in residence studio system, this is a good program for you.

Resident spaces feature:

  • Shared kitchen, common area, dining room and deck
  • Private bedrooms and work spaces
  • Private bathroom for researcher/toolmaker residents, shared bathroom for artist residencies
  • Shared fridge, pantry, kitchen appliances & dishes
  • Shared library of printed, digital and time based media
  • Easy access to shopping and events in Owego
  • For more information about the facilities, go to http://signalculture.org/facilities.html

Signal Culture is located 3.5 hours northwest of New York City. There is no fee for the residency, but you are responsible for your own transportation and for all your expenses.

Learn about our past residents: http://signalculture.org/residency.html

Deadline for applications is November 1st, 2015 @ 11:59pm EST.

Download our applications here: http://signalculture.org/apply.html


Signal Culture is a non profit organization that encourages the creation of new work, building of community, and connection to history in the field of experimental media art by providing artists, researchers, and innovators with residencies, resources, and exhibition opportunities.

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