Residencies + Commissions

The combination of artist-driven content with new, high-end technology stands at the center of EMPAC’s artistic activities. Artists' projects may intersect with research in science, engineering, and the humanities, and lead to new approaches and insights across these disciplines. To this end, EMPAC commissions new projects and provides a residential environment to support the realization of complex works at any stage from inception to completion.


Artist residencies are the heart of the curatorial program at EMPAC. Much of the work that we present is first developed in residency. Our residency program encompasses both invited or curated residencies as well as an open-call process.


Dedicated to the exploration of emerging ideas and technologies in their respective fields, the EMPAC curatorial staff commissions new projects, many of which are developed in residence with equipment, expertise, rehearsal space, research, and other support provided according to the needs of that project.