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18 Jun 2015

Visible Futures Lab - School of Visual Arts, New York City - Artist in Residency

Visible Futures Lab - Artist in Residency
Visible Futures Lab - School of Visual Arts


September - October Residency - Application Due July 1st November - December Residency - Application due Sept 1st Paid 7 week Residency in our Digital Fabrication Lab


VFL @ School of Visual Arts
132 West 21st Street 7th Floor
New York, New York 10011

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Research and develop projects that explore and expand the philosophy of the Visible Futures Lab. Residency lasts 7 weeks, and there is an artist stipend. Digital Fabrication, Electronics, and Work Shop tools are all accessible and should be explored during the course of the Residency. Designated work space is provided.


Propose and develop a project that supports the mission of the Visible Futures Lab

Research and build project artifacts that express the project in visible and tangible form over the course of seven weeks

Lead weekly discussions, formal and informal, in line with the proposed project, corresponding research, or AiR general area of expertise

Host at least one Educational Workshop during the course of seven weeks, allowing students and visitors to participate in the spirit of the work and gain new skills

Host a gallery show at the end of the residency that presents work in a public forum


A thought leader in the field with a reputation for being a prolific maker in an original area of expertise

At least 3-5 years of applied work in the field in proposed area of interest
Proven ability to take ideas from concept to completion

Experience in teaching, speaking, and/or workshop leading and the demonstrated ability to explain concepts and methods related to projects

Self-directed and motivated work ethic

Body of work complimentary to the philosophy of the Visible Futures Lab

Ability to communicate complex concepts to students and outside interests
Completed proposal and letter of intent

To apply to the Visible Future Lab's Artist in Residence Program, please send the following information to visiblefutureslab [at] sva [dot] edu. Be sure to have Artist in Residence as the message subject.

-What will your goals be for your research at the VFL? How will working at the VFL help achieve them?

-What is the project that you intend to work on during your time at the VFL? Please provide a clear description and explain how it exemplifies the VFL's philosophy of purposeful and extensible art and design.

-Please send links to your previous projects. We are curious to know what your past work looks like. While a CV is not required, you can include it as well, if you wish.