Since 1999, the ESS Artist Residency Program has facilitated the creation of 40 new works involving the exploration of sound. Audio art, experimental music, installation, cinema, performing arts, and radio art have all been represented in the roster of former ARP recipients.
ESS is extremely pleased to announce the next installment of the Artist Residency Program, thanks once again to a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
We will offer four 40-hour residencies through the 2013-14 Artists Residency Program (ARP). At least three of these residencies are for Chicago area artists, and one residency will be open to a non-Chicago US artist. Each residency includes access to the ESS recording facilities with engineering assistance. The ESS recording facilities include:
• one 700-sq-ft live recording studio with 16-track ProTools system, baby grand piano, isolation booth, numerous microphones, amplifiers, and assorted gear;
• one soundtrack, mixing, and mastering studio with ProTools and MAX-MSP/Jitter;
• multi-channel mixing, playback, and sync-to-image capabilities;
• various digital and analog processors and recorders.
Proposed projects must be completed between September 15, 2013 and March 31, 2014.
The purpose of the ARP is to facilitate the production of finished works that will be presented to the public, so please propose only projects that can be completed within the allotted time frame. ESS intends to facilitate public presentation of these new works through its ongoing programming between October 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014, assuming that the finished work’s quality and format are within the scope of our presentational capacity.
How to Apply
Download this pdf for complete eligibility requirements and application guidelines.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59PM, August 4, 2013.
Notification will be made by e-mail in late August 2013.