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
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
New Media Fellowship Dates:
due July 15
Please email Open Signal Guest Artists Manager, Sarah Turner, email@example.com.