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 program for the Spring/Summer 2019 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 studio access for researchers in the field of experimental media art. Eligible applicants 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 and computer access if you do not bring your own. We do not accept undergraduate students or Masters degree candidates.
Toolmaker in Residence Program
The Signal Culture Toolmaker in Residence program offers time, space and studio access for toolmakers in the field of experimental media art.
What is a toolmaker?
Eligible toolmaker applicants can include, but are not limited to hackers, circuit benders, software developers, engineers, and audio or visual instrument builders.
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.
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. We do not accept undergraduate students or Masters degree candidates.
In addition to the studios, 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.
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Deadline for applications is February 22nd, 2019 @ 11:59pm EST.
Download the application and instructions here: http://signalculture.org/apply.html
Signal Culture 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.