[rohrpost] Coalesce residency call for applications - Center for Biological Arts at the University at Buffalo, USA - Deadline: June 10, 2022
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Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts at the University at Buffalo, USA -
Application open for an Interdisciplinary Residency
Deadline: June 10, 2022
Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts (www.buffalo.edu/gem/coalesce) 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 (GEM) at the University at Buffalo. Coalesce is currently
accepting proposals for Biological Art residencies, accepting 2–3
residents (or collaborative teams) 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.
Residencies span a minimum of one month and we encourage residents to
stay for two or three months as they will likely be learning many new
techniques and biological experiments often require long incubation
periods. UB is committed to diversity and inclusivity and encourages
applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. Each
resident (or collaborative team) will receive technical support, access
to laboratory equipment, an artist fee of $1000, up to $1500 in
laboratory materials and supplies, and up to $1000/month toward travel
and accommodation costs.
Access to Laboratory Equipment
In the Coalesce lab you will have access to a sterile hood, fume hoods,
an anaerobic glove-box, a gassing station, a thermocycler, an autoclave,
incubators, water baths, electrophoresis equipment, DNA
transilluminators, a digital imaging station, a bioinformatics station,
centrifuges, dissecting and compound microscopes, and other equipment.
UB is a premiere research institution that contains many facilities
across the arts and sciences for imaging, analysis, processing,
visualization, machining and fabrication of all kinds with which
researchers are encouraged to engage. Coalesce residents will have
access to many of these services, including Sanger and next-generation
sequencing, spectroscopy, electron, confocal and fluorescence
microscopy, and many others.
Structure of Residency
• Each resident artist will pair with a scientist at UB who will advise
broadly on a strategy to complete the work and assist with the process
of ensuring environmental health and safety compliance.
• Residents will have access to the research laboratory.
• Coalesce staff will provide training, assistance and consultation.
• Residents will have access to a range of university services for the
duration of their residency.
• Residents will present their work at least once during Coalesce
monthly discussion forums or lectures, and conduct a one-day workshop.
Quality and originality of proposal. Feasibility of project.
Applicability to our community strengths: genomics, environment and
As part of your submission, please prepare a single PDF file containing
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. This statement may
also include information relevant to UB’s commitment to diversity and
inclusivity (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
4. A two-page curriculum vitae.
5. The names and addresses of two references.
Submit this proposal via the application form at
Review of applications will begin on June 10, 2022. Applying by this
date will allow the fullest consideration of your proposal. Applications
received after June 10 will be reviewed monthly on a rolling basis.
Questions may be directed to Paul Vanouse, Director of Coalesce.
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