The Curtis R. Priemn Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) is dedicated to advancing research and artistic production at the intersection of technology, media and the time-based arts (media arts, video, music, dance, theater, etc.). The combination of artist-driven content with contemporary media and performing arts technology in the field of time- based arts stands in the center of the artistic research and production activities of EMPAC. EMPAC’s goal is to provide an environment to support the realization of works at any stage from inception to completion. This means that an EMPAC residency can support works which take a long period of time to develop and which may need different resources at different phases of the production. The Artists in Residence program is available to individuals, groups, ensembles or collectives to develop new approaches and new works in the time-based arts. EMPAC is also offering a Scholar and Researcher in Residence Program. Visiting scholars and researchers will participate in the formation of an intellectual community in scientific and engineering disciplines that may also engage perceptual and artistic knowledge and practice.
EMPAC has three acoustically isolated spaces that become dedicated to a particular artist or researcher while in residence at EMPAC. They are ideal as a study, office, work, or rehearsal space, or for contained work using computers for audio or video. Each studio has an equipment closet to house noisy electronics. There are shared kitchen facilities for the Residency Studios.
EMPAC may support residencies with accommodation in the EMPAC artist residency housing, a building with four apartments.