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Ends in 18 hours, 52 minutes $ 25.00
$ 25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 14 - Saturday, June 3, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid informationclick here.

Residency Statement

 I invite composers, performers, and sound artists who currently incorporate electronic resources into their practice, or would like to begin doing so, to join me in exploring the whole gamut of approaches now available. This might mean working on a piece for acoustic instruments and live electronics, creating an electroacoustic soundscape composition, designing an improvisatory framework for one or more laptops, developing a sound installation, or using spectral analysis as the basis for a purely acoustic work, among many other possibilities.

In addition to addressing technical issues (e.g., programming in Max), we will investigate aesthetic concerns that arise from our work. There will be frequent group meetings during which we can exchange ideas and learn about each other’s work. I also will be available for individual meetings. I plan to hold several improvisation sessions for anyone who would like to participate, as this activity can prompt musical discoveries that we may want to pursue in our own work.

 Application Requirements

 1.  If you are primarily a composer or sound artist, submit two recent works, with appropriate documentation: audio (MP3 or AAC), video, scores, software (patches, scripts). For files larger than 15 MB, please use a file-sharing service, such as Box or DropBox, and include a link to the files in a separate document that you submit. You may also link to a media sharing site, such as YouTube or Vimeo.

If you are primarily a performer, please link to video documentation of two of your performances.

2.  A letter of intent (.doc, .docx, .pdf), saying what you would like to work on during the residency. Briefly describe your influences, experience, and aspirations. Please also indicate your level of experience with music technology (not for selection purposes).

3.  A short CV (.doc, .docx, .pdf).

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page

Ends in 18 hours, 52 minutes $ 25.00
$ 25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 14 - Saturday, June 3, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement

I’m interested in talking to associate artists about what they do and why they do it.  Sometimes when I’m making work I don’t remember what I’m doing, so I have to stop and ask myself what I am doing.  This is a good process for making something new.  

This residency is open to artists working in all media.  There will be informal critiques, one on one studio visits, and group discussions informed by independent studio time or research.  Associate artists should be able to work independently, be excited about working in a new environment, and ready to engage in active and open dialogue with other participants.  There also should be some flexibility in the structure of the program to reflect the artists chosen to participate, but please be aware of the timeframe and what one would like accomplish.  

Application Requirements

1. A statement of intent is required, but please feel free to include language or something about your work or practice one might not be able to get from the images alone.  This can be in any form.

2. CV, 1 to 2 pages preferred

3. 10 to 20 digital images of your work (no more than 10 mb each)

4. Video if applicable, or links to work or website.

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page

Ends in 18 hours, 52 minutes $ 25.00
$ 25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 14 - Saturday, June 3, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement

I am interested in prose writing by hard-working writers in any genre, including (but in no way limited to) hybrid work that blends fiction with elements of nonfiction such as autobiography, travelogue, journal, et cetera. I am eager to work with writers dedicated to producing work in which as much attention is given to language—word choice and the form and arrangement of sentences—as it is to theme and story. During group meetings, participants who wish to do so may share work in progress and everyone should expect to engage in serious and focused discussions about various aspects of the craft of writing. Each writer has the opportunity to schedule an individual conference with me at any point during the residency.

 Application Requirements

 1. A brief bio or CV (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

 2. A letter of intent describing what you’ve been writing recently and what you expect to accomplish during the residency. Your letter should include the titles of two or three works that you consider models for what you’ll be working on; or, more generally, name two or three writers whose work has significantly influenced or inspired you. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

 3. A work sample of ten double-spaced pages of prose in the genre in which you plan to work during the residency. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

 If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page

Ends on January 22, 2017$ 25.00
$ 25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, June 25 - Saturday, July 15, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Description for Jennifer Monson and Zeena Parkins

In the residency, we will explore the role of experimental scoring in relation to improvisation and composition.  Drawing on our years of experience making scores at the intersection of dance and music, we have developed a collaborative process that includes scribing for each other immediately after improvising with specific scores. In this process, we have found that we unearth the different qualities of sonic and kinetic information that is both shared and distinct to sound and movement. From these discussions we generate new ideas and scores to research together, inevitably developing material that makes its way into new work. We share a particular interest in addressing different understandings of space, both natural and constructed, and its impact on and interaction with sonic and kinetic interventions.  

The residency will focus on the idea of a score as a means to generate material, research ideas and create performances. We are interested in starting with a very small kernel of information and seeing how far we can expand it in the three weeks. We will work collectively, in small groups and individually. The process will include generating movement, sound, drawings, photographs and writing. We are interested in experimenting with different kinds of visual and text-based instructions and parameters in the scoring.  Through the daily improvising and writing practice, we will each develop a score diary that can be used as a resource for making new work. This open-ended process will be adapted to the specific interests of the associate artists.

We are interested in working with artists who use sound and movement as the basis of their practice. In the past this has not been limited to music and dance artists, but has also included photographers, urban ecologists, biologists, landscape architects, architects and other visual and new media artists.

Application Requirements

                 1.            How you define and/or use scores in your work. 1-2 pages. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

                2.            A selection of 2 to 3 audio, video, or two-dimensional work samples:

- Total audio/video work sample time 20 minutes maximum:  excerpts or completed work: via Sound Cloud/Vimeo/YouTube/link to your web site

- Image requirements – Up to 5 pdf or image files of scores, diagrams, drawings or photographs  

                3.            A two-page resume or narrative biography (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page
Ends on January 22, 2017$ 25.00
$ 25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, June 25 - Saturday, July 15, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here

Residency Description for Mitchell S. Jackson

PHILOSOPHY

 Here’s what I believe: how something is being said is almost if not equal to what is being said. To that end, I am interested in eloquent prose—both fiction and nonfiction. My sense of eloquence is almost synonymous with voice, and what I mean by both are sentences and phrases that are striking and memorable. This begs the question, how does one create eloquence? Eloquence is often born of a writer’s philosophy. Eloquent prose is an act of composition, which also means it is an act of revision. Eloquent sentences are acoustically engaging, vivid, imaginative, forceful, felicitous, and often give a sense of energy or motion. In addition to studying elements of eloquence, we will work to deepen our understanding of others components of prose, including point of view, setting, conflict, characterization, pacing, tone, plot development, dialogue, etc. We will also work to strengthen your ability to read as a writer as well as develop / improve the skills necessary to revise your work and critique the work of others. We will complete writing exercises designed to assist in exploring a range of strategies, impulses, and ideas, as well as generate new material. In our group meetings, you will have the opportunity to share in-progress work. There will also be opportunities to conference with me one on one.

Application Requirements

1. A brief bio or CV. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

2. A letter of intent describing what you’ve been writing recently and what you expect to accomplish during the residency. Please include the titles of two or three works that you consider models for what you’ll be working on and two or three writers whose work has significantly influenced or inspired you. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

3. A work sample of ten double-spaced pages of prose in the genre in which you plan to work during the residency. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page
Ends on May 14, 2017$ 25.00
$ 25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, October 15 - November 4, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement

We will put the “play” back into poetry. And politics. And passion.  All three will be dangerous – but we're after the truth in its purest form, and sometimes it's not on the surface, it has to be dredged up or teased out or toyed with. Mornings we'll make poems, weekday afternoons from 2-4 PM we'll experiment in our “lab” – except for Thursdays, when we'll have individual conferences for poets to bring in poems not generated during our afternoon sessions. In addition to rethinking or consolidating work, we will read and talk about timely essays, and review the writing of other provocative poets. “The sources of poetry are in the spirit seeking completeness” – Muriel Rukeyser.

Application Requirements

Please submit your best five poems, publication history, your instruction in poetry, and a statement describing what you hope to accomplish during this residency (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page

Ends on May 14, 2017$ 25.00
$ 25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, October 15 - November 4, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Goals:

Working together to create a vocabulary inclusive of spontaneous composition, traditional notation, symbolism and otherwise.  

Meeting as individuals and in group settings to realize a music that is relevant to our time at ACA and develops a process that carries beyond. 

Establishing a collaborative experience with the other disciplines represented. 

Application Requirements: 

1. Please write (briefly) about what is most important to you in regards to your art and or this residency.

2. Describe your expectations when working in a collaborative setting.

3. Submit two links to sound files you'd like me to hear

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page