UM Visiting Artist Residency - Announcements

UM Visiting Artist Residency – Announcements

UM . Visiting Artist Integration Project

Supported by the University of Michigan Arts Initiative, the Tubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning’s (TVLab) Visualization Lab is looking for artists working with extended reality (XR) technology. This opportunity combines artistic practice with extended research methods, an openness to experience, and an exploration of possibilities in the context of R1 Research University. One of the selected artists will receive a stipend of $30,000, support for professional development, and the opportunity to work closely with faculty and students at Tubman College.

In this inaugural year, the program invites proposals to explore game development, virtual event production, mixed reality manufacturing, and augmented reality interventions, among other areas of extended reality investigation. Research agendas that capture the political and cultural complexities of these advanced visualization techniques and imbue an interest in software development are particularly welcome.

About UM Arts
Michigan University of the Arts Initiative He pilots the Visiting Artist Program to integrate the creative vision and dynamic thinking of artists across the university’s programs and operations. Through the Visiting Artist Integration Project (VAIP), the Arts Initiative will fund a stipend, travel, and supplies for an artist to visit and work with a UM school, college or unit. In the inaugural year of VAIP, the Arts Initiative identified the Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning as an evidence ground. A recognized leader in experimental methods of spatial imagination, Taubman College is an ideal laboratory for exploring the ways in which integrated creative practice can enhance students’ experience and learning, while also expanding the frontiers of digital arts. This pilot visit is led by Anya Sirota, Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives, and Associate Professor of Architecture at Tubman College, and will coincide with the launch of the Taubman Visualization Lab (TVLab).

Research Residency Objectives

Develop the artist’s interests, which may include, but are not limited to: artistic research. Skills development, interdisciplinary collaboration, capacity building, institutional critique, and activism.
Engaging the Tubman College community in matters relating to the future of visualization in the arts and public discourse.
Influencing TVLab’s approach to supporting future faculty, students, and artists.

In addition to 30 thousand US dollars, the artist will receive a salary

Research budget: $5,000 to support student assistants and petty cash.
– Access to a dedicated studio space in TVLab, which is equipped with a range of XR technologies including AR, VR (HTC Vive, Magic Leap, Hololens, etc.), 3D scanning and mapping equipment (Kinect, LiDAR, photogrammetry), and computational hardware ( Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Intel Galileo). The lab also provides resources for virtual production and capture technology including video cameras, 360 cameras, drones, and projectors. The table-mounted robotic arm combines immersive technology with analog manufacturing. A modest project budget is available for technology needs that arise during the fellowship.
Professional development of the artist.
Opportunities to share work with Tubman College and the wider University of Michigan audience.

Submission deadline: November 15, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit here.

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