2012-13 RAARtists Lauren Gay + Isaac Johnson teach a Video Poem workshop in Squeaky's computer lab.
Download the 2013-14 RAAR application here! Applications must be submitted electronically as a pdf and sent to email@example.com by 11:59 PM on June 25, 2013 (deadline recently extended).
REGIONAL ARTIST ACCESS RESIDENCY (RAAR!)
Squeaky Wheel’s Regional Artist Access Residency program annually provides equipment and facility access to emerging media artists in the Western New York region. Artists-in-Residence receive 100 hours of free access to film, digital, or video labs, five days rental of film/video production equipment, one free workshop of choice (during the term of residency), a chance to publicly premiere new work and $100 honorarium.
During the course of residency, RAAR residents are required to volunteer approximately 30 hours of their time to assist with Squeaky Wheel's programming. They can spend this time helping out with events, sharing their skills by teaching free community workshops, curating screenings, and being otherwise involved in Squeaky goings-on. Residents must also participate in group meetings and show the new work created during the residency at the premiere screening & reception in March 2014.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must reside within one of the following counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Orleans, Niagara, Wyoming, Monroe, Wayne, Livingston and Ontario. Applicants may not be enrolled in an educational facility during the terms of residency.
TO APPLY: Download the 2013-14 RAAR application here! Applications must be submitted electronically as a pdf and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 PM on June 25, 2013 (deadline recently extended). A panel comprised of regional media artists, past resident artists and curators will review applications using the following criteria: quality/feasibility of the proposal, use of our facilities/exhibition space, quality of current work sample, current level of technical ability and aptitude, and clear articulation of how this opportunity will be valuable to their artistic career.
If you have any questions regarding application or residency requirements, please email email@example.com or call 716-884-7172.
2012-13 RAARTISTS + THEIR PROJECTS:
Kyle Butler is a visual artist from Michigan who currently lives in Buffalo, New York. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus in painting from Central Michigan University in 2008 and received his Master's degree in Visual Studies from the University at Buffalo in the spring of 2010.
Shasti O'Leary Soudant has been a professional graphic designer and photographer for the last twenty-one years. She has one child, one spouse, one business and no pets. In her art practice, she employs a wide range of media, including photography, performance, sculpture, video, film, music, graphic design and mechanical engineering to explore and interrogate vanity, aging, sexuality and the ways in which we edit the self in reaction to culture, politics and emotion.
Through collaborative dual-channel video and performative sculpture, Kyle and Shasti will stage a large scale, involuntary snail migration to illustrate the slow tensions between historical and existential dichotomies that often result in frustrating truncations of trajectory.
Lauren Rebecca Gay was born in beloved Buffalo. She went to the city’s public Montessori and City Honors School. Since graduating from Buffalo State college and receiving her certification to teach Secondary English she has been practicing the written word and art in the world at large. She frequents open mics in Buffalo and New Orleans. As a substitute teacher she has turned science classrooms into open mics. She inventedPOPPress in early 2012 as a self-publishing and creative endeavor specializing in hand-drawn, hand-bound goods; she strung eighty one books together.
Isaac Johnson went to UB for too long and learned too little. Residing in lovely Buffalo, he reads and writes and films and watches. He has performed and screened work all over Buffalo and gets lost very easily. Very interested in everything, fearing nothing really ever gets done, Isaac will continue trying.
Lauren and Isaac are working on an installation/video document that details the private lives of Lucy Tulip and Renaldo. They have been exploring what impact magic, love, and family play on the individual in the context of Buffalo, America, and the ethereal.
Emerging from the small but eclectic film scenes of Austin and Houston, Matthew Hardesty is a sometimes-resident of Buffalo, NY. A recent graduate of the Austin School of Film, he has been involved in dozens of short films and infamous features. Through working with budding artists like himself, he continues to shell out phenomenal expression in leagues of his own creativity while modestly waiting for the next big shot.
Using the "Vow of Chastity" rules outlined by filmmaking group Dogme 95, Matthew is creating a short narrative video about two friends who convince a third friend to commit suicide.