Every artist who comes through here is paving the way for the next guy; making it more affordable and more accessible.
That's real rad.
We offer competitive rates that are both realistic for larger organizations and sustainable for individual artists. We are always interested
in collaborating, partnering
or sponsoring developing
organizations that fit within
productions and co-productions
3-legged Dog stands out in the world of experimental art by virtue of its technical and artistic rigor, as well as the superb craftsmanship of the work. 3-legged Dog's art grows out of everyday experience through a comprehensive, aesthetic process toward final creation that explores complex structures of thought, emotion and action.
These multimedia works are built in such a way that no element or discipline dominates. While each element integrates into the whole, each is a complete work of art in itself. Our projects express ideas that are beyond spoken or written language, often examining the contradictory multivalent experiences of our image-stuffed world.
Recent work is deeply immersive, and characterized by groundbreaking technological innovation. The quotidian source experiences that underlie the work have caused critics to comment on its humor, its lack of pretension and its "allencompassing, thrilling” beauty. 3-Legged Dog’s media works are things unto themselves - objects expressing the shape of time - meant to encompass the viewer in an intimate union.
What is the 3LD Residency Program?
3LD is not a venue. It is a place for the creation and development of new work. 3LD has two main studios of which 3-Legged Dog Media + Theater Group makes full use for 2-6 months out of the year. The remainder of the year is divided into artistic development residencies. The majority of time is set aside for 6 week to 3 month residencies for artists working on large-scale ambitious experimental art of all kinds. Many of the artists create new technologies or artistic methods. Our commitment to providing resources and development time to our artists invariably leads to higher quality work, and higher international and national demand for the final product.
What do I get when I’m a resident?
3LD Art & Technology Center is a state-of-the-art mid-sized home for the experimental and multi-media arts. Residents gain 24/7 access (we give you the keys) to one of our fully equipped flexible production studios (Studio A: 4500sq ft/200 seat, or Studio B: 1350sq ft/90 seat] and our 600 sq ft pre-production media lab. Artists enter into our studios for anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months to experiment in true laboratory form with their designers, performers, scenery, media, music, and lights. Both production studios are grey boxes that artists can configure in any way they wish to suit their particular artistic vision.
Equipment available for use during residencies includes:
Last year, Studio C was adapted into a new media lab. In this space, resident artists can come in for 1-4 weeks of preproduction time, months in advance of their full length residency. Artists use this time to prerecord video or audio content for their shows, set up complicated show control systems, or even conduct early rehearsals for specific tricky media elements.
In addition to an astounding equipment compliment, 3LD Residency Program artists receive valuable fundraising and development consultations with our Executive Artistic Director, Kevin Cunningham, as well as marketing, technical, and media related guidance with 3LD’s expert staff as early as a year prior to opening through the full production.
Resident artist also receive the services of 3LD’s press agent for show promotion, and the use of 3LD’s online ticketing system, Ovationtix, to easily track patron information, sales, and fundraising efforts. Residents also are promoted through 3LD’s weekly eblasts and seasonal brochure.
How are Artists selected?
Artists are selected by 3-Legged Dog and an informal network of advisors from the international arts community. An effort is made to identify artists and groups on the cusp of artistic and organizational growth who can make the most use of the opportunity and the resources we provide. We do not curate works that have been premiered elsewhere.
If you are interested in apply for a 3LD Residency Program please click on the “How to Apply Button” and email the required materials. 3-Legged Dog curatorial team reviews applications on a biweekly basis.
Why is a residency at 3LD not free?
3LD is a cooperative studio/venue, not a rental roadhouse nor a presenting organization. We believe that artists must free themselves from the infantilizing and parasitic models too often embodied in so-called service organizations, producer/presenters and the philanthropic network as it currently exists. Artist must cooperate and develop their business skills in order to attain self-sufficiency.
Each resident project pays a weekly license fee on a sliding scale. Artists are given 24/7 access to space and equipment and assistance in making optimum use of resources. Artists keep 100% of the proceeds from their work. We are interested in artists and groups on the cusp of artistic growth. Residents to date have significantly increased scale and quality of production while significantly decreasing production costs. Audience response has been robust. We cannot do much to improve the appalling state of arts funding but we can do something about the cost structure of production.
Subsidies operate on a scaled basis dependent upon the resident’s financial resources, but average approximately $50,000 per resident project in space, equipment, utilities, and expert consultations. This means that established, well funded artists help support the work of emerging and early career artists by paying a higher licensing fee.
The rates and licenses have been carefully created to balance benefits to residents and self-sufficiency for the space, and are not negotiable. Please keep in mind as you review the licensing and rate structure that 3-Legged Dog is intimately familiar with the difficulties of fundraising and production in experimental arts and will work with residents to optimize use of and acquisition of resources.
We offer competitive rates that are both realistic for larger organizations and sustainable for individual artists. We are always interested in collaborating, partnering or sponsoring developing organizations that fit within our Mission.
HOW TO APPLY
Please do not send paper applications.
Please submit a digital copy via email of the following application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
The most important aspect of your application is your work sample.
Use the address below to submit a CD or DVD of your work sample through snail-mail.
3LD Art & Technology Center
80 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10006
Required Application Materials
• Brief Bio of company and primary artists, including technical artists
• Brief Project Description
• Contact information including, name, phone, e-mail and URL
• Work sample DVD, CD or URL sample of most recent work
• Financials for the past 2 previous years (990, Audited Financial Statement, or Profit and Loss with a letter confirming Fiscal Sponsorship.) These financials are kept confidential, and are used to distinguish organization health and growth and to determine the level of subsidy 3LD can offer.
• Project Budget including income and expense.
3-Legged Dog introduces a new community oriented arts program that will increase daytime and evening cultural activities in a neighborhood that includes the World Trade Center site, the New York Stock Exchange, Zuccotti Park, Trinity Church, the Battery Tunnel and Battery Park.
The 3LD Liminal Stage Program will exhibit multimedia artworks at the 3LD Art & Technology Center, in the Tube (3LD's iconic lobby), in the street level windows and projected on the large wall across the street from 3LD. Exhibitions will be open to the public and free of charge. Curated by 3-Legged Dog staff, our Liminal Stage Program will be focused on artists who carry on the traditions of risk taking and boundary pushing aesthetics while experimenting with and creating innovative technology that engages a street level audience.
This program is for digital and media artists who have work ready to be shown to the public that is generally self-contained. Your exhibition can be shown from the street through our windows, projected on the facing wall and/or it can be installed in the Tube (our lobby) to be open to the public during the day, as well as during the performances of our other resident artists. Exhibitions lengths range from 2 - 4 weeks. We work within a cooperative exhibition model.
- Projects must be self-producing.
- 3LD offers technical and development consultations, but cannot offer any commissions or human resources.
- Artists will retain 90% of the proceeds from any sales of their work.
- 3LD will assist with press and promote your work on our website, e-blasts and brochures.
- Artist must provide their own gallery docent and gallery hours will be determined by the needs of the exhibition.
- 3LD will provide equipment based on availability.
- The Tube (lobby of 3LD) can be equipped for video projection or freestanding artworks.
- The 20'x11' windows of 3LD also have a long 3'x18' frosted panel to show video projections that can be seen from the street.
- 3LD owns a 12,000 lumen projector capable of projecting an approximately 20' x 12' image on the blank white wall facing the center (the back of a former Syms store).
To apply for an exhibition slot you are required to submit the following via email attachment to email@example.com
CD/DVD will also be accepted.
Please do not submit paper.
+ Brief Bio of company or primary artist.
+ Contact information including, name, phone, email and URL.
+ Brief Project Description of your work or exhibition.
+ Work sample DVD, CD or URL of the work or exhibition. If your work is still being developed please provide conceptual sketches or any visuals from previous related work.
+ Budget for the Project
If you are interested in using our studios to develop new work at 3LD, please apply to our artist residency program found on the website.
There are no workshops scheduled at this time, but new workshops for Fall/Winter 2016 are being developed. Let us know what you're interested in!
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“This is the first work we did involving multimedia and we would´ve never been able to develop this project as successfully without the subsidized rental at 3LD Art & Technology Center. Thus, this residency provided us with strong visual advancement as a company and we were able to develop our storytelling onto a new level.”
- Anna Gutto, Unbound Collective
“24/7 access to the space and equipment allowed us to execute a complex production in a relatively short period of time. It also allowed for invaluable flexibility in scheduling rehearsals and collaboration between 3LD staff and The Only Tribe was an invaluable component of the production. “
-Roland Gebhardt, The Only Tribe
“I don’t know of any other support systems or programs that are similar to what you offer to resident artists at 3LD. The equipment component we had to work with would be un-imaginable in the world of resources that we come from. Being at 3LD brought us into a new realm of possibility . . . It allowed us to do things that were completely new for us, perhaps completely new for a producing organization of our size. . . . in terms of freedom of imagination . . . the 3LD residency gave DEAD CITY’s director and designers the ability to work at full power, to go well beyond what they thought they could do or they’d ever done before. Your vision for helping companies like ours to venture into producing large-scale experimental work is not only inspiring, it works! “
- Susan Bernfield, Executive Director, New Georges