Ends on July 15, 2017

Open Signal's New Media Fellowship provides time, space, and resources for artists and media-makers to create new works of socially engaged, innovative digital media. 

During the Fellowship, artists will produce and complete work on-site with Open Signal equipment, staff support and community input. 

Values of our New Media Fellows and their projects are innately educational, rigorous in technical expertise, committed to community building, open to collaboration and strive for experimentation in their work produced with Open Signal media equipment.

Each Fellow will hold a 2.5 month residency on-site at Open Signal and receive a stipend of $750, priority access to a private workspace, a scholarship for Open Signal workshops and personalized input from field professionals. Fellowships support two artists per term. Open Signal does not provide room and board for New Media Fellows. 

We're looking for digital media-focused work by Portland and regional artists. This can extend far beyond video work, and may include VR/AR, video game design, sound recording, music, online publishing, computer programming, app development, performance, 2-D, 3-D and multi-dimensional art. 

New Media Fellows projects should be socially or civically minded in their process and/or product. The artists chosen will be expected to act as a catalyst of their own community on-site as well as actively engaging with the Open Signal community during their tenure. 

To help facilitate this, New Media Fellows will be required to participate in the following public events surrounding their fellowship: Artist Talk, Workshop, Open Studio, and Public Exhibition.

Successful New Media Fellowship candidates should be emerging or established artists in Portland, Oregon. Applications will only be accepted for individual artists, not collectives or collaborators. Candidates should be available for the entirety of the Fellowship they are applying for. A panel of New Media Art professionals will hold a jury for selection of the applications received.

New Media Fellowship Dates:

Fall Term: October 16-December 15 

Applications due July 15

Questions? Please email Open Signal Guest Artists Manager, Sarah Turner, sarah@opensignalpdx.org.


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