We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Unknown Territory Residency and Fellowship! We won a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of it’s Knight Arts Challenge to make this project happen, and with the help of 262 kickstarter backers, we were able to get it moving. The project consists of two parts, a residency and fellowship. The residency is an extended 6-month opportunity for Philadelphia-based emerging and established artists with a visual art, music or performance practice but little or no new media, programming or technology experience. It is aimed at artists who want to transform their current practice by exploring what is possible with new technologies. This residency consists of training on software, hardware and other materials, mentorship from fellows and others in The Hacktory’s community, and culminates in a group exhibition of all residents’ work. The fellowship is for established artists working with software and electronics worldwide. Selected fellows focus on a specific project or avenue to explore in their work during a period of 2-4 weeks of continuous onsite activity in Philadelphia, and make use of the resources and knowledge base at The Hacktory. In addition to working on a specific project, fellows teach workshops and lead programs about their work. Read more and see FAQs on our residency page. Applications for both programs are due at midnight May 1, EST. We’re so excited to finally be able to provide this opportunity to Philadelphia, so please help us spread the word!
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What Is The Hacktory?
Hack (def): to find a new (sometimes inelegant) solution to a problem
Factory (def): a place where products are made, or art like Andy Warhol's Factory