Institute for Electronic Arts

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Founded 1997
Alfred, United States


The Institute for Electronic Arts is a high technology research studio facility within the School of Art and Design, NYSCC, Alfred University, NY. The Institute for Electronic Arts is dedicated to the integration of electronic media within the fine arts disciplines through a focus on art-making, research, and education. In recognition of this integration, the Institute for Electronic Arts develops working partnerships with industry and other organizations. To identify the needs of contemporary artists, the Institute supports evolving electronic studio research labs, hosts national and international conferences, and run artists’ residencies and workshops. The Institute for Electronic Arts encourages and supports projects that involve interactive multi-media, distance communication systems, experimental music/video environments, and publications. The Institute for Electronic Arts is dedicated to the global interactions of technological experimentation and artistic investigations.

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One or two-week residency, with artist stipend, travel-support, lodging, technology access, materials, and technical assistance. Two-week residencies are not available via request: residencies are given out based on the scope of the proposed project and the submitted work samples. Artists have access to a combination of emerging, contemporary, and historical media arts tools and materials, many are unique and not ordinarily available in a studio setting. The resident artists have 24-hour dedicated access to the IEA studio and equipment. The IEA research specialist will work with the resident artist. Additional technical staff and faculty are also available for consultation. The Experimental Projects Residency Programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the Schein-Joseph Endowment.

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