Welcome to my Homepage Digital Artist Residency Program!
New to the area and need a temporary home while adjusting to cyberspace? Tired of your online persona and looking for a place to try something different? Messy project that your landlord doesn't approve of? Or maybe you're just looking for a vacation...
About The program
Welcome to my Homepage is an international online residency program hosted by IRL @ The Museum of Human Achievement in Austin, TX that offers artists a low-stakes opportunity to experiment and expand their practice, explore the web as a site for creative production, and reach new audiences. For visitors, the Homepage is a non-traditional art venue that encourages net.art appreciation and conversation both online and IRL. Welcome to my Homepage was founded in 2014 and has since hosted over 90 artists from across the world wide web.
No coding necessary! Welcome to my Homepage provides a user-friendly web builder in which to explore digital-studio practice, build a new body of work, host a durational performance, or whatever suits your hopes and dreams. We also provide a $250 honorarium, user guides, 1:1 virtual studio visits, and promotion for your project.
Application currently closed
Stay tuned for our next open call in Fall 2023!
In 2022, we introduced themed open calls. Past themes have included "Systems at Risk", "Friendship Bracelets and other Shareware", and "Techno-optimism".
About the application
Our application asks for a Statement of Interest or Residency Proposal (300 words or less), brief Artist Statement (200 words or less), brief Bio (200 words or less), your CV or resume, and work samples (up to 5 links and/or a PDF of up to 10 images). Don't sweat it! We prefer brief, honest, and you over something fancy, academic, and perfect.
Who is this for?
We host residents of all sorts, but we especially like folks who haven't had an opportunity like this before, are on the verge of something new and want time to experiment, or are stuck in a rut and need an excuse to get going again.
You don't need to be a net artist or digital artist (we've also hosted performers, poets, puppeteers, filmmakers, healthcare workers, musicians, you name it).
We're looking for proposals that sound fun, thoughtful, interesting, exciting, or challenging and also reasonable to achieve in the relatively short 3-week time period.
Who isn't this for?
We do not host undergrad or grad students, past Welcome to my Homepage residents, or those who have been a CATS+ resident in the past year. This allows us host more folks who may not already be connected with resources and opportunities. We still love you though! Drop us a line if you'd like to tell us about something you're working on.
Don't hesitate to reach out! We love answering questions.
General questions - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Stuckey, Director - email@example.com
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.