The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry primarily supports the work of the faculty, researchers and students of Carnegie Mellon University. Interested persons already affiliated with CMU should consult the guidelines for the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier.
When funding is available, the STUDIO also extends invitations for residencies to artists not affiliated with CMU. In such cases, our focus is on emerging artists whose work exemplifies new modes of artistic production. We support the work of artists who create and adapt new technologies in their work, through research investigations in new forms such as interactive installation, robotics, computational cinema, biological art, network culture, tactical media, critical software, game arts, and information visualization.
With a $30,000 NEA Art Works grant, the STUDIO will offer four to six, 10 to 100 day residencies to artists in 2013 and 2014. These residencies will emphasize the creation of atypical, hybrid and transdisciplinary work in new-media arts and emerging art forms at our arts-research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, an environment enriched by world-class science and engineering departments. For more information and to apply, see the NEA Art Works Residencies Overview.
Questions about the STUDIO’s residency and support programs can be directed to:
Associate Director Marge Myers, mmbm [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu