MORPHOS Digital Dome Artist-in-Residence
Application Process Re-Opened
New Deadline: January 31, 2018
Date: April 9 – May 15, 2018
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Don’t miss out! We have a couple spots left. We have an amazing lineup of artists that have been accepted to this year’s program from around the world including China, Canada, and all over the United States. You could join us!
New 5-week program hosted in Fort Collins includes housing. Artists will receive:
- digital dome workshop,
- weekly dome time,
- individual consultation,
- production support,
- group outings, and
- two public dome shows
New for 2018:
- one scholarship for a Women, POC, and/or LGBTQI artist! (deadline passed)
- artist housing!
MORPHOS is a one of a kind digital dome artist-in-residence program that provides workshops and individual support for artists who want to take their work to the immersive level. Our goal is to expose and train artists in full immersion production for a growing need of digital dome (fulldome) art. 2018 welcomes our fourth year of hosting this unique experience. Come join us for MORPHOS Dome artist-in-residence for an experience of a lifetime held April 9 – May 15, 2018 in Colorado.
Deadline: December 1, 2017
Don’t have time to be an artist-in-residence, but still want the training? You can participate in the NEW MORPHOS Workshop. See here
MORPHOS digital dome artist-in-residence program is for artists interested in experimenting and exploring 360° immersive digital art through digital dome. Artists will receive hands on training in techniques for fulldome and Virtual Reality, weekly dome time, individual consultation, production support, group outings, a group closing dinner, and public presentations of their experience at the end of the residency. MORPHOS artists have gone on to present at international dome conferences, festivals, and art shows.
Recent advances in technology are rapidly changing the way in which we view digital media. The digital dome offers a unique immersive group experience with it’s half sphere screen, high-resolution digital projections systems, and surround sound. With recent innovations that allow for easy drag and drop playback, live VJing, interactivity, and gaming platforms, the virtually untapped possibilities in the digital dome are endless. Artists will also receive training in Virtual Reality, which is entering the consumer market with high refresh rates that allow for individual full spherical 360° immersive experiences and is a great way to previz dome work.
New for 2018, one sponsorship for a Women, POC, and/or GLBTQI artist. Thank you Alt Ethos! Use the regular application and check the – applying for the sponsorship. Sponsorship includes registration fee and housing (a $2000 value).
Join us on the forefront of this Immersive digital media revolution with this one of a kind fulldome experience. This residency takes place in state of the art facilities with the latest in fulldome technology. The multi projector system displaying a seamless 4k 360-degree image and surround sound. The MORPHOS support team are industry leaders who specialize in immersive art, 360° VJing, interactive installation design, 360° immersive production tools on a budget, dome installation, and show production.
Artists will receive:
- 5 days of 360 Digital Dome and VR Workshops (for full list, see here)
- 3 hours per week one-on-one consulting with individual dome time to test concepts,
- Local dome artist group meetings and support
- Group outings
- Use of rendering machine and spherical live action capture equipment
- Two public presentations – Fort Collins’ Digital Dome and Denver’s Gates Planetarium
- Online recognition and social media exposure
- End of residency dinner celebration
- Certificate of Completion
- Chance for your work to be part of the MORPHOS Best of Reel
- Alumni benefits
- Eligible to apply to the Society of Art and Technology Dome Artist in residence
- Highlighted on the DATA website
- Return following years for support trade dome hours
Fort Collins, where local artists meet bi-weekly to learn dome production techniques. Fort Collins holds a quarterly Dome Club public art event which highlights international dome work to a growing local audience. Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is just North of Denver and will serve as our major sponsors and host for the training and one public event. Fort Collins is an active college town with plenty of brew pubs, access to nature, an old town district, botanic gardens, and shopping. The Forts Collins Digital Dome is are leaders in fostering dome art production and events. Fort Collins hosts an incredible array of activities with thriving arts and music culture and outdoor activities. Artists will enjoy the Fort Collins region during the time of their residency.
Artists’ work will be created using the latest technology in immersive design. Artists will use the latest in dome server technology with an easy to use high-resolution art server which allows for interactive design (VJing, sensor input, gaming display, etc).
Each artist will bring their own workstation (laptop is fine) and have their own software and equipment for creating their work. Some live action spherical video equipment will be available. Artists will be creating 4k image files and rendering computer will be available for use for certain applications.
Each Artist will need the minimum requirements:
*for those applying to the scholarship, just let us know if you need a loaner laptop during the duration of the residence.
Ethan Bach, Producer
Bach created MORPHOS artist-in-residence program to assist artists in understanding and exploring the medium of immersive digital interactive spaces. Ethan Bach is the CEO of Alt Ethos, Ltd. and founding Executive Director of Denver Arts and Technology Advancement.
Ben Gondrez, Assistant Producer
Ben is currently the Digital Dome Manager at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. He facilitates bi-monthly DomeLab meetings where local artists can learn fulldome production and experiment in the dome as well as quarterly Dome Club meetings showcasing international and local dome art.
Artist: $2,000 (includes housing)
without housing: $1,500
HOUSING * NEW *
We now offer artist-in-residence housing. Artists will relax and create at the beautiful Solarium International Hostel
What Past Artists Had to Say
[T]he residency is certainly unique, incredibly important and super pro active – there’s no sitting around being left to flounder – definitely felt like I was living and not just existing!!!
Dan Arnold (Whales), Denver 2015
My experience as a 2014 artist-in-residence was transformational towards my practice. I was able to look at my work in a way that I have never thought possible.
Torie Zalben (Los Angeles/NYC), MORPHOS artist-in-residence Los Angeles 2014
[The FCMoD Otterbox Digital Dome is] “a beautiful and inspiring space to work in while having the ability to have a live performance.”
Sam Stevens (Colorado), Denver 2016
You guys are great I had an amazing time and will never forget all the things I have learnt, people I have met, relationships built and all the good times. Thank you so much for taking me on that journey!
Liam Somerville (Austrailia), Denver 2016
We work to continuously improve the MORPHOS experience. Each year is better than the previous. Although we still dont teach dome projection mapping (check out VJ University), we did reduce the traveling and provide housing this year.
Travel to Fort Collins is easy.
Fly into DEN international airport. Book a ride to Fort Collins with Green Ride. (under $100 roundtrip)
**Revenue from the workshops goes to help support the artist-in-residence housing and other support.Apply