CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Residency, University of Maine Intermedia MFA Program

University Of Maine Imrc Researcher In Residence Open Call

The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program, New Media Department and the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center (IMRC) are pleased to announce an open call for its Researcher in Residence program for the Spring of 2015. The newly opened IMRC will offer two residencies every academic year, inviting creative researchers to work in the center, to foster and support innovative research in Intermedia and New Media at the University of Maine; to build on the University of Maine’s reputation as a center of excellence; and to bring together students and faculty working at the IMRC Center with expert external participants to promote a collaborative and innovative creative research environment.

IMRC residencies support the creative research, production and presentation of initiatives in New Media, Intermedia, and other technology areas, and their social and cultural application. The residency supports a period of concentration and immersion in creative inve stigation, cutting-edge research or production of visionary, experimental applications and projects. Potential initiatives might range from live Intermedia productions, sound and physical computing works to technical prototypes, installations and tactical media events. The resident is committed to supporting a diverse and broad ranging creative environment. We consequently encourage applications from the broadest possible range of individuals and creative technologists to this program.

There are two yearly awardees, one in the spring and one in the fall for eight to twelve weeks. Residents will be selected from an open call based on the quality of the work or research being proposed, the availability of the necessary tools and skills to support the work, and the relation of the proposed statement of interest to the mission and activities of the IMRC, the Foster Student Innovation Center and/or the University of Maine. The deadline for the spring 2015 term is June 25. Appl icants will be notified a month after the submission deadline and will begin in February or March of 2015. Residents are granted a stipend of $5,000, studio space, 24/7 access to the IMRC Center’s state of the art facilities, a materials budget of $3,000, and support for travel costs to and from Orono, Maine. Housing during the residency is not provided, however the program can provide assistance to find accommodations.

Located on the University of Maine Campus, our brand new IMRC Center is a 15,000+ square foot facility that provides comfortable, state of the art prototyping facilities, audio and video production spaces, a resource library, performance and installation spaces, classrooms, and offices. Outfitted with a variety of tools and equipment, including a full shop, 3D printers and 3D scanner, computer controlled machine tools, a cutting and engraving laser, plastic vacuum former, large format printers, a range of design and production software, electronics workb enches, video and still cameras, audio recording and mixing equipment, and a variety of tools for supporting interactive environments and installations, IMRC Center is a hub for learning, creating and producing.
To apply please follow the link below to complete your application to the Residency program. You will be asked to:

• Complete the application. The application will ask for the contact information of three references. Letters of reference are not required.
• Submit a Statement of Interest. Please provide a short statement, not to exceed 500 words, on the nature of your interests in the residency and plan and approaches for research conducted during stay.
• Submit a current resume or CV PDF. Collaborative teams must submit individual resumes/CV.
• Upload up to 10 images, video and/or audio clips of your work created in the last two years. (Files should be pdf, doc, docx, jpg, tiff, mp3, wav, mp4, mov, mpg and should not exceed 2M for im ages or 7M for audio or video files.)
• Provide a file description list to include title of work (corresponding to file name), date executed, media and dimensions. Add any brief narrative necessary to inform the jury about each individual work.

For more information and to apply to the residency program:

For more information about IMRC:
For more information about the Intermedia MFA:
For more information about the New Media Program:

The IMRC Researcher in Residence Program is made possible by support from the Intermedia MFA Program, the New Media Department, a nd the Alston D. and Ada Lee Correll New Media Fund.
For further information contact the IMRC at


Deadline: Wed Jun 25th, 2014


Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center, University of Maine
5785 Stewart Commons
Orono, Maine 04469
United States of America