Micro Residency 2021

Complete our Micro Residency Application by September 28, 2021 which includes:

  • Name, Phone and Email
  • Dates you are available for Micro Residency
  • The municipality where you live and where you work or have a studio
  • Project Proposal (500 words)  
  • Description of a Past Project you have completed (100 words)
  • 3-7 images and/or 3 minutes of video documenting existing work or future projects  (provide URL links to video)
  • Image List
  • 2 References 

Applicants who are employed, affiliated or have been accepted into programs within the City of New Westminster in the years 2021 and 2022 or have previously participated in a micro residency will be exempt from consideration. All Micro Residencies will be actively documented and recorded by New Media Gallery Staff. Videos and photos will be created for New Media Gallery Archives and possibly shared on social media  or in reports (public sharing will be discussed before posting). 

You will be asked to choose any or all of these potential Residency dates. If you are successful, the Learning Lab and its technologies will be made available to you for 5 consecutive days from Tuesday to Saturday.  The Lab will remain open to gallery staff at this time.  Hours of access can be discussed but generally must be concurrent with opening hours & staff availability.. 

  • Week of December 7 - 11, 2021
  • Week of January 11 - 15, 2022
  • Week of March 22 - 26, 2022
  • Access to NMG Program Coordinator and input from Director-Curator. 
  • Access to the Learning Lab and a separate, personal area to set up projects.
  • Hours of access can be discussed but generally must be concurrent with opening hours.    
  • Access to Technology instruction and demonstrations on Day 1
  • Access to advice and help with trouble-shooting on Days 2 & 3
  • Artists are welcome to use the technology we have available or bring their own technology to the residency
  • 6 x Tinkerine Ditto Pro 3D printers (1.75mm filament)
  • 4 x Oculus Rift headset with 4 x PCs (Intel Quad Core processors, Radeon graphics card)
  • 6 x Occipital 3D scanners
  • 13 x iPads (5th & 6th generation)
  • 6 x iMacs (3.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5, Radeon Pro 570 4 GB, 8gb RAM)
  • 1 x 10’x12’ green screen with frame and soft lights
  • 6 x Tascam DR40 Field Recorders
  • 6 x Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interfaces
  • HD projectors
  • 4 x Genelec monitor speakers
  • 6 x LG 26” Ultra HD monitors
  • LittleBits Pro Library, Code Kit and Synth Kit
  • Microsoft Kinect
  • Unfortunately we cannot cover the costs for extensive use of consumables (eg. PLA filament for 3D printing).  Storage devices and electronic components should be discussed and there may be the possibility to purchase them at cost from New Media Gallery. 

Artists of all backgrounds and ages are invited to submit proposals. All applications will be seriously considered and will go through a vetting system. We will consider proposals from applicants without a formal CV. We will consider proposals from those without technological experience. We hope to support Those in the community that face entrenched marginalization due to attitudinal, historic, social and environmental barriers including age, ethnicity, disability, economic status, gender, nationality, race, sexual orientation or transgender status. We also hope to encourage applications from those who may not have the resources to afford expensive technology. Artists will be asked for a short interview prior to the final selection.  

We will seriously consider all proposals but we are especially interested in proposals that: 

  • Demonstrate the potential and need to experiment with technology.
  • Describe the Technology you will use in the Learning Lab 
  • Describe your past experience with Technology.
  • Demonstrate your potential for developing challenging projects 
  • Demonstrate your interest in exploring issues related to social justice or the environment.
  • Describe how your background relates to your artistic practice. 
  • Describes why you require this Residency

Thank you to everyone who applied for New Media Gallery Micro Residency. Our Application intake is now closed for the year. We will review all applications and chosen Micro Residents will be contacted by October 9th, 2021.


New Media Gallery Micro Residency returns for the 2021-2022 season. We have extended to a five-day learning residency that gives access to available equipment, knowledge and space for artists at every stage of their career to experiment with or question how to include specific new media in their practice. The residency offers access to experienced NMG staff, the Learning Lab and all its available equipment. All applications will be seriously considered. We will consider proposals from applicants without a formal CV. We will consider proposals from those without technological experience. For this Residency we hope to support those in the community that face entrenched marginalization due to attitudinal, historic, social and environmental barriers including age, ethnicity, disability, economic status, gender, nationality, race, sexual orientation or transgender status. Artists may bring their own tech to the residency. Technology mentorship and program management is supported by NMG Programming Coordinator Chris Jung. Opportunities for presentation, feedback and discussion with NMG Director-Curators will be provided.