Open Call

Workspace Residency, Spring 2020

Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Buffalo, United States


Applicants must have a social security number in order to receive payment by filling out a W9; all payments are made via check. Full-time students are not eligible to apply. Applicants from Buffalo who have received a residency or solo exhibition at Squeaky Wheel must wait a period of two years before applying again to the residency. Non-local applicants (from outside of Buffalo) must wait a period of five years.

Number of Participants

Two applications will be awarded residencies. Collectives or collaboratives can apply, however, please note that if accepted, the group would share the resources offered by Squeaky Wheel (stipend, artist fees, transportation refund, accommodations.) Residents may bring children, however, please note that if accepted, you and your dependent(s) would have to similarly share resources awarded by Squeaky Wheel. Squeaky Wheel does not offer paid childcare; however we would be happy to discuss ways we may be able to provide reasonable assistance.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


March 07, 2020 - March 21, 2020


  • $300.00 travel budget
  • $950.00 stipend (one-time)


Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Darkroom, Fabrication Lab, VR Studio


Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Panel, Self-Directed, Seminars, Workshops


Activists, Administrators, Animation, Artificial Intelligence, Arts Administrator, Augmented Reality, Biotech, Blockchain, Cinematography, Collective, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Media, Documentary, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Film, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Research, Scholar, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Wearable Technology, Web Design, Web Development



Program Description

Workspace Residency, Spring 2020 Session Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency is a project-based residency for artists and researchers working in media arts in Buffalo, NY. Offered twice per year, the residency is open to applicants from Buffalo and across the United States who are seeking resources, time, and space to support ongoing projects or the creation of new work. Selected applicants will have tailored access to facilities, equipment, technical consultation, from Squeaky Wheel, as well as our Workspace Residency partners Buffalo Game Space, The Foundry, and Silo City. Residents will also have the opportunity to attend guest lectures, are provided with public opportunities to share and receive feedback for their work, and will be invited to a variety of site visits and activities exploring Buffalo’s unique communities and histories. See more information, including further information regarding accessibility, on our website.

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