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EMPAC 2012
Open Call for Artist in Residence Proposals

Since 2005, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) has established a vibrant residency program that has hosted over 150 artists and their collaborators, spanning theater, dance, music, video, and installation. We are pleased to announce the new deadlines for 2012 artist-in-residence open call program on January 17, May 14, and September 17, and new application guidelines and application form.

Laurie Anderson, Delusion Photo: Andrea Dudla

Laurie Anderson, Delusion

Early Morning Opera, ABACUS Photo: Kris Qua

Early Morning Opera, ABACUS
Photo: Kris Qua

We encourage applications for a wide range of projects from a diversity of artists, composers, directors, choreographers, and performers from international artists of different cultural and geographical backgrounds.

We are open to proposals for all phases of a project, from initial concept to full production.

In addition to our ongoing residency open call, we also have additional special initiatives:

Creative Research: Provides artists, writers, and theorists with the opportunity to conduct research over extended periods of time (minimum six weeks).

Audio Production / Post-Production: For sound recording, development of multichannel sound works, documentation, mastering, mixing, film scoring, or any other task involving microphones, speakers, consoles and computers.

Video Production / Post-Production: For multiple camera shoots, documentation of a performance, development of multichannel video projection, digital video post-production, or any project involving HD video cameras, computers, and projectors.

** Please note that residency proposals do not need to fall into one of these special initiatives.

Our unique facilities offer four major venues including a concert hall, theater, and two black box studios, in addition to artist-in-residence studios, and a state of the art infrastructure.

For more information including application guidelines, please visit

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EMPAC 2011-2012 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.