Call for Media Burn artists-in-residence

Are you an artist who still has work languishing on deteriorating videotape?


Apply to take part in the new Media Burn Artist-in-Residence program! Two artists-in-residence will be selected for 2018. They will receive:

–15 of their videotapes restored and digitized by Media Burn Archive, a leader in archival preservation. (Estimated retail value: $1,125-$2,175)
–The 15 tapes will be stored in perpetuity in our vault and the digital files available for free public viewing at Our collection has been viewed by more than 17 million people online.
–Travel funding to Media Burn Archive in Chicago (if applicable)
–$1,000 stipend
–At least one public screening of their preserved work

Requirements for participation:

–Submit up to 15 videotapes that have not yet been digitized (including, but not limited to: Betacam, U-matic, mini-DV, Hi-8mm).
–Collaborate with Media Burn to catalog and describe the videotapes
–Be available for two trips to Chicago during 2018, one to be part of the archival process and one to participate in the public screening
–Collaborate with Media Burn to create a public screening/discussion
–Agree to make preserved videos available for free public viewing on


–Artistic, cultural, and historical merit of the videotapes
–Content of interest to wide audiences
–Urgency of preservation need (for example, U-matic would be prioritized over VHS, since VHS players are widely available)
–Priority will be given to artists whose work is not already in the Media Burn collection

Apply Here
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 30, 2018
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
This project is partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.




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