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 Fall 2015 – Winter 2016 season.
Artist In Residence Program:
The Signal Culture Artist in Residence program offers time, space and studio access for artists in the field of experimental media art. 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:
The Signal Culture Researcher in Residence program offers time, space and materials for people researching the field of experimental media art. Eligible applicants can include, but are not limited to historians, curators, archivists, preservationists, critics and theorists. We do not accept applications from undergraduate students or Masters degree candidates.
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. You will also have access to the researcher/toolmaker studio. While you will have access to a computer, we suggest you bring your own. We provide free WiFi.
Toolmaker In Residence Program:
The Signal Culture Toolmaker in Residence program offers time, space and toolmaker studio access for people making devices or software used in the production of experimental media art. Eligible applicants can include, but are not limited to hackers, circuit benders, software developers, robotics engineers, and audio or visual instrument builders. We do not accept applications from undergraduate students or Masters degree candidates.
Signal Culture does not require any Toolmaker in Residence to donate their creations. Toolmaker residents developing physical objects or software during their residency will retain all intellectual property rights. If a Toolmaker wishes to donate a prototype for use in the Signal Culture studios, we will graciously accept the gift.
In addition to the artist studio, Resident spaces feature:
– Shared kitchen, common area, dining room and deck
– A private bedroom and work space
– 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
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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.
Deadline for applications is May 1st @ 11:55pm EST.
Download the application here: http://signalculture.org/apply.html
Signal Culture is an experimental media arts organization and residency program that encourages 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.