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UB’s Coalesce Center for Biological Arts Releases a Call for Applications for Interdisciplinary Artist Residencies

June 1, 2017  by: Natalie Fleming

Application for Interdisciplinary Residency 

Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts is a hybrid studio laboratory dedicated to enabling hands-on creative engagement with the tools and technologies of the life sciences, and is a major facet of the Genome, Environment and Microbiome Community of Excellence at the University at Buffalo. Coalesce is currently accepting proposals for Biological Art residencies and accepts 4–5 residents per academic year. A residency is active for the entire year, however actual periods in residence will vary and should be mutually agreed upon by Coalesce and the artist. Coalesce suggests a minimum of one month in planned residence and encourages residents to stay for two or three months as residents will likely be learning many new techniques and biological experiments often require long incubation periods. Each resident will receive technical support, access to laboratory equipment, and up to $1500 in laboratory materials and supplies.

Colaesce Residency Application

Application Procedure

As part of your submission, please prepare a single PDF file containing the following:

1. A description of the proposed project (500 words.)
2. An artist statement including links to previous projects and their relationships to the proposed project (500 words.)
3. A description of the specific components of the project to take place at Coalesce and a rough timeline. Be sure to specify if activities are to take place primarily in the Fall or Spring academic semester.
4. A two-page curriculum vitae.

Submit this proposal via the application form at

Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2017. Applying by this date will allow the fullest consideration of your proposal. Applications received after June 30 will be reviewed monthly on a rolling basis.

202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
(716) 645-6878
(716) 645-6970 fax
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