Artist in Residence, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ, USA – deadline 30 September 2009

City Without Walls
Artist in Residence opportunity
Newark New Media
Due 5PM, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009

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City Without Walls (cWOW), in collaboration with Saint Barnabas Health Care System, NewarkWORKS, and Newark Public Schools, seeks an artist-in-residence for its Newark New Media residency, education, and exhibition program at the intersection of new technology and contemporary art.

The new media artist in residence, working with a team of high-school apprentices, will create a major new work of new media art that will be exhibited at a prominent Newark venue. The artist will receive a stipend of $1,700 and an equipment/materials budget. Ten high-school students will apprentice under the artist’s supervision in ten weekly three-hour afterschool training sessions at Barringer High School’s newly equipped technology lab from mid October through December, 2009. The final artwork will be presented in June 2010 at a high-profile cWOW exhibition, possibly, at the Prudential Center’s state-of-the-art 4,800 square-foot outdoor urban screen seen by thousands of daily commuters.

Open to all cWOW members, including new members who join cWOW by the submission deadline with a minimum annual donation of $35 for individual members or $25 for students and seniors. Applicants solicited directly by jurors or curators (if there are any for this opportunity) will receive a complimentary membership. Artist member work will become part of cWOW’s registry, and will be reviewed by every curator for every show that you select within a year of joining.

All innovative interpretations of new media art will be considered, requiring some critical use of digital technology in the art-making process and product. Interactive gaming and/or short-form video for largescale urban screens, and an integral incorporation of youth perspectives are especially encouraged.

After joining online, please email your proposal to info [at] with “NNM” in the subject line and upload your entry materials at Entry materials must include: (A) short proposal/statement regarding the artwork to be created, (B) any required materials/equipment budget, (C) ten-week curriculum, (D) resume, and (E) up to twenty images, five videos, and/or URLs.
Due 5PM, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
Must include complete online application and receipt of membership donation (online or by mail).

Exhibition and reception dates to be determined. cWOW is a non-profit urban gallery for emerging art that advances the careers of artists while building the audience for contemporary art. cWOW’s gallery in downtown Newark is a state-of-the-art facility with over 1,600 square feet of exhibition space, including a
main gallery, a new-media project room, 9-foot screen, several flat-screen TVs, and other video projection equipment. cWOW is New Jersey’s oldest not-for-profit alternative art space, founded in 1975, and a three-time recipient of the prestigious NJ State Council on the Arts “Citation of Excellence.”

Emma Wilcox

Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street
Newark, NJ 07102