Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency

Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency is a project-based residency for artists and researchers working in media arts. Offered twice per year, the residency is open to applicants from Buffalo and across the United States who are seeking resources, time, and support for ongoing projects or the creation of new work.

Application period: Applications open Friday, February 2. Deadline Friday, March 8, 2024.
Residency dates: August 16–September 7, 2024
Support provided: $1300 stipend, up to $800 in artist fees, accommodations and up to $400 in travel support for non-local residents, up to $1300 optional financial assistance for childcare and/or disability support.
Notification date: May 15, 2024
Virtual info-sessions:
• *Correct date* Thursday, February 15, 12pm ET. Register here.
• Friday, March 1, 12pm ET. Register here.

Selected applicants will have tailored access to facilities, equipment, technical consultation, from Squeaky Wheel, as well as our Workspace Residency partners Buffalo Game Space, The Foundry, and Silo City. Residents will also have the opportunity to attend guest lectures, are provided with public opportunities to share and receive feedback for their work, and will be invited to a variety of site visits and activities exploring Buffalo’s unique communities and histories. Squeaky Wheel continue to offer a virtual residency option. Beginning in Summer 2024, we also welcome habitat supportive arts projects through our partners at Silo City.

Squeaky Wheel offers the residency twice a year:

  • Spring session, two-weeks. Applications open in early Fall for residency in April. Selected applicants receive $1200 in artist fees and stipends. The Spring session offers up to $900 in financial assistance for child care and/or disability support, and up to $400 in travel support.
  • Summer session, three-weeks. Applications open for a month-long period in early January, and the residency takes place in August. Selected applicants receive $1600 in artist fees and stipends. Non-local residents also receive funds toward their round trip travel to Buffalo and accommodations support. The Silo City resident will receive an additional $500 for a public performance at the end of their residency. If requested, the residency offers up to $1300 in financial assistance for child care and/or disability support.

The Workspace Residency launched in 2016. You can see biographies of previous residents here.

You can apply under three distinct categories:

  • Artist: The residency program lends itself to the creation of a wide variety of work including film, video, virtual reality, game development, textile, metal, woodwork, 3D printing, sonic arts, installation, performance, and more, with access to a wide range of equipment, tools, and technologies. Participants can mix and match these benefits according to their needs. Beginning in Summer 2024, we also welcome habitat supportive arts projects through our partners at Silo City.
  • Researchers: Artists, scholars, curators, archivists, writers, and theorists are invited to propose new or in-progress research in the area of emergent media arts practices towards the publication of critical texts, scholarly research, or production of curatorial projects. 
  • Silo City (Summer sessions only): artists are invited to submit proposals to create and present a public performance at Silo City’s Marina A, which utilizes its unique sonic, visual qualities, and/or industrial history and legacy. The Silo City Resident will have access to the properties on Silo City for a performance that utilizes media, sound, and/or emergent technologies. Equipment from Squeaky Wheel will be available to the resident pending availability. Please note: The Silo City Resident is responsible for their own transportation to and from Silo City for site visits; Squeaky Wheel highly recommends the resident have access to a car.

Eligibility
Applicants must have a U.S. Social Security Number in order to receive payment; all payments are made via check. Applicants who are full-time students at the time of the residency are not eligible to apply. Exceptions are made to students in graduate programs who are near the end of their thesis.
Only one application per applicant.
Local residents who have received a residency or solo exhibition at Squeaky Wheel must wait a period of two years before applying again to the residency. Non-local applicants must wait a period of five years.
Squeaky Wheel staff and board members may not apply. Squeaky Wheel contract employees (teaching artists, etc) may apply.

Residency Details and Expectations

How are residents selected?

Application Questions

Equipment and facilities list

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

What’s new or has changed in the residency?

Application period: Applications open February 2. Deadline Friday, March 8, 2024.
Residency dates: August 16 – September 7, 2024
Support provided: $1300 stipend, up to $800 in artist fees, accommodations and up to $400 in travel support for non-local residents, up to $1300 optional financial assistance for childcare and/or disability support.
Notification date: May 15, 2024

Click here to apply

Questions can be directed to Squeaky Wheel’s curator Ekrem Serdar at ekrem@squeaky.org

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