Signal Culture is a nonprofit experimental media arts organization. We offer no fee residencies to artists, toolmakers and researchers. We also produce exhibitions, e-books, and apps.
Signal Culture was founded in 2012 by Jason Bernagozzi, Debora Bernagozzi & Hank Rudolph with the idea to create an environment where innovative artists, toolmakers, curators, critics, and art historians who are contributing to the field of media art will have time and space to make new work and to interact with one another. In addition to the residency program, we wanted to organize public exhibitions and produce resources for researchers and practitioners in the field of experimental media art as a way to expand support beyond the residency.
From the beginning, we made it our intention to be as inclusive as possible and to focus on serving our community. With that in mind, we have never charged an application fee or residency fee. We have also kept residencies short, so that residents who have other jobs or have families can participate. Residents who are parents are welcome to bring their families with them. We also ensure that Signal Culture exhibitions always include fees to be paid to the artists.
In January of 2014, launched its residency program, which ran for a little over 6 years in New York state, hosting over 400 artists, researchers, and toolmakers from all over the US and close to 30 countries! Artwork by our residents has been shown in museums, galleries, and festivals around the world. Machines have been built, books and articles written, exhibitions curated, and, most importantly, so many wonderful relationships have been built through our residency program! We are in the process of building new studios in Loveland, Colorado and anticipate the return of the residency program by 2023.
In addition to all that, we’ve curated exhibitions, produced 2 Signal Culture Cookbooks, created realtime experimental media apps, and we’re just getting started!