Residency Program

Since 1972 the Residency Program served over 1,600 artists.

[This program is presently on pause while we relocate to Atlanta, Georgia.]

The Residency Program supports projects which approach media as a contemporary electronic and cinematic art form. The self-directed work environment offers personalized instruction, use of a unique imaging system, and access to an extensive media library. Artists use the system themselves, and have unlimited access to the studio during their stay, with time and space for aesthetic exploration in the creation of new works.

The image processing system is a hybrid tool set, permitting the artist to create interactive relationships between older historically important analog instruments and old and new digital technologies. Devices include custom equipment built by Dave Jones, Dan Sandin, Nam June Paik, and others; new and vintage analog audio and video processors and synthesizers; Max/MSP and Jitter; sonic and control modules by Doepfer and other eurorack vendors; Amiga computers; keyers, switchers, colorizers, and cameras; Scanimate and Pixar Animation Computers; and dozens of other tools. This rich immersive electronic environment encourages artists to explore boundaries and intersections in works ranging from narrative and documentary to more experimental forms, including performative media and work for the web.

Past participants received major awards from the NEA, Rockefeller Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation as well as many state, national and international funders.

For more information about the history of the Residency Program please visit ETC History.