Application guidelines:

The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry primarily supports the work of the faculty, researchers and students of Carnegie Mellon University. Interested persons already actively affiliated with CMU should consult the guidelines for the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier.

When funding is available, the STUDIO may extend invitations for residencies to artists not actively affiliated with CMU. In such cases, our focus is on emerging artists whose work exemplifies new modes of artistic production. We support the work of artists who create and adapt new technologies in their work, through research investigations in new forms such as interactive installation, robotics, computational cinema, biological art, network culture, tactical media, critical software, game arts, and information visualization.

In some circumstances, the STUDIO may host visiting sabbaticals and post-doctoral visits for persons with external funding.

Questions about the STUDIO’s residency and support programs can be directed to:
Associate Director Marge Myers, mmbm [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu
Tel: +1-412-268-3454

No current calls for external applicants
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The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

Carnegie Mellon University

The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry is a flexible laboratory for new modes of arts research, production and presentation. Founded in 1989 within the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the STUDIO serves as a locus for hybrid enterprises on the CMU campus, the Pittsburgh region, and internationally. Our current emphasis on new-media arts builds on more than two decades of experience hosting interdisciplinary artists in an environment enriched by world-class science and engineering departments. Through our residencies and outreach programs, the STUDIO provides opportunities for learning, dialogue and research that lead to innovative breakthroughs, new policies, and the redefinition of the role of artists in a quickly changing world.



Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA

Contact information

Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue,
College of Fine Arts, Room 111
Pittsburgh, 15213
United States

studio-info [at]