Deadline May 10, 2016:
Main Line Art Center (MLAC) created the Digital Artist in Residence Program in 2015 in order to provide opportunities for digital media artists to create new work, present their work publicly at MLAC’s Panorama Festival and/or other public events, and to invite artists to engage with MLAC audiences for one year in order to foster a greater appreciation of artwork utilizing new technologies.
Adult fine artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium of their artwork, who are not full-time students, living in the Mid-Atlantic Region are eligible to apply. Examples of digital media could include, but are not limited to: video, animation, digital photography, interactive gaming platforms, virtual reality experiences, 360, motion capture applications, video-mapping and projections, apps, internet based works, etc.
The residency does not include a studio or housing. It is intended to be a residency that promotes the artist’s work and provides opportunities for them to have paid engagements with MLAC audiences through teaching, lectures, demonstrations, and virtual experiences for the duration of one year. Artists receive cash award when the residency is completed and must participate in the residency for its entirety. Residency begins in September of 2016 and is completed in August of 2017.
While Main Line Art Center offers a limited budget for the presentation of artwork created for the residency, it may not have the capacity to cover all technical needs. Therefore, artists are expected to work with the residency’s budget and resources or provide additional resources on their own. When a specific project for presentation is agreed upon by the artist and Main Line Art Center, budget needs and required resources will be determined accordingly.
Application includes digital submission of the following: Artist statement, biography, CV, 10 images/clips of artwork, statement of how the artist might engage with MLAC audiences over the course of one year.
The 2015 Digital Artist in Residence was Tim Portlock (Philadelphia, PA)