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CALL: Pioneer Works, Open Call for Residencies

Pioneer Works

Residencies in Visual Arts, Music, Technology, and Narrative Arts

For the first time, Pioneer Works is holding an Open Call for 2020-2021 across all of our residency disciplines in Visual ArtsMusicTechnology, and Narrative Arts in an effort to make the application process accessible, equitable, and consistent. Our application portal is open through September 30, 2019. The applicants will be reviewed by a jury of Alumni Residents from each discipline and experts in their fields such as former Visual Arts Residents Jaimie Warren and Nate Lewis will jury Visual Arts alongside Performance Space New York’s Executive Artistic Director Jenny Schlenzka; former Narrative Arts Resident Joshua Jelly-Schapiro and The New York Times Magazine editor Jazmine Hughes will jury Narrative Arts; four time Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding and Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto will jury Music; and former Tech Resident Meriem Bennani and Sophie Kahn as well as Funomena CEO Robin Hunicke will jury Technology.

During the selection process, the jury will seek out candidates who demonstrate artistic excellence in work outside existing models and “norms” of their field, whose practice can make use of our unique facilities and collaborative environment, and those with an interdisciplinary practice. Candidates with an interest in educating the public on the progression of their creative practice through classes, public programs, and performances will be strongly considered.

Upon selection, Pioneer Works will offer a small unrestricted monthly stipend to its residents for the first time ever because as an institution, we realize that living in New York City is expensive and can often limit or confine creative practice. While the projects and the residents vary greatly, the Pioneer Works Residency builds community through the arts and sciences to create an open and inspired world.

About Our Residency Program:

Initiated in 2012, our Visual Arts, Technology, Music, and Narrative Arts Residency programs provide free space and access to a variety of resources—3D printers, laser cutters, a sound booth, a kiln, a Risograph, large format printers and scanners, virtuality reality headsets, and more—with the belief that by working together under one roof in close proximity, each program’s energies and ideas can be shared.

We encourage all of our residents to work beyond the studio and integrate their practice within various Pioneer Works programs and platforms like our monthly Second Sundays events, when we open our doors to the general public for activations, open studios, and performances.

Pioneer Works Residency Alumni enjoy benefits like networking and social events, the opportunity to propose classes at Pioneer Works, and potential consideration for Pioneer Works or partner organizations’ exhibitions, art fairs, residencies, and projects.

See more and apply here.