We encourage applications for a wide range of projects from a diversity of artists, composers, directors, choreographers, and performers of different cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are open to proposals for all phases of a project, from initial concept to full production.
Upcoming Proposal deadlines:
- September 17, 2012
- January 14, 2013
- May 13, 2013
- *Proposals not recieved by a deadline will be reviewed the following deadline.
- 1/ Download and read the Artist-in-Residence guidelines to make sure we can support your project.
- 2/ Download and read how to apply and follow the instructions.
In addition to our ongoing residency open call, on occasion we will announce additional special initiatives. **Please note that residency proposals do NOT need to fall into one of the special initiatives below.**
Audio Production / Post-Production
EMPAC is an ideal place to record sound, produce multichannel pieces or a 5.1/7.1/10.2 DVD, document works of sound art, master, perform complex mixing for film with several consoles, and any other task involving microphones, speakers, and computers. We encourage applicants who are interested to come for short-term residencies to produce a project in our facility. For this initiative we may provide housing and technical support, but will not be offering offset stipends.
Provides artists, writers, and theorists with the opportunity to conduct research over extended periods of time (minimum six weeks). The research residency offers a workspace, housing, and a modest living stipend; this residency does not receive ongoing technical support from our staff, but may include input, information or feedback from staff, curators, other resident artists and the Rensselaer community.
Dance / Theater
Dance and theater artists are invited to apply for a residency to rehearse, workshop or finalize a production. Our Dance / Theater residency offers a group of up to six individuals a two-week rehearsal period. The group will have 24-hour access and use of Studio 1 – Goodman, a 3,300 square foot flexible space with a resilient stage floor. The residency will be supported by technical staff and may include travel and housing, but will not offer offset stipends.
Video Production / Post-Production
EMPAC is an ideal location for doing a multi-camera shoot, creating documentation of a performance, working with multichannel video projection, and other aspects of digital post-production video or any project that involves HD video cameras, computers, or projectors. For this initiative EMPAC may provide housing and technical support, but will not be offering offset stipends.
For further information, please contact us.