Pioneer Works will host its first-ever Open Call for 2020-2021 across all residency disciplines in Visual Arts, Music, Technology, and Narrative Arts in an effort to make the application process accessible, equitable, and consistent. Initiated in 2012, Pioneer Works 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, virtual 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.
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. Selected residents will be notified by November 1, 2019.
The application portal will be opened September 2 – September 30, 2019. For more, visit pioneerworks.org/residency.