Every year Light Work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. Work by each artist-in-residence is published in a special edition of contact sheet: The Light Work annual along with an essay commissioned by Light Work. Work by former residents is also part of the Light Work collection.
Artists have access to the facilities 24 hours a day.
The fully furnished artist apartment is located within walking distance to Light Work. There are two bedrooms in the apartment. In most cases there will be another artist living in the apartment for at least part of the time.
The color-managed digital imaging lab features Macintosh workstations equipped with flatbed and film scanners, including a Topaz scanner and multiple Imacon units. Output options include Epson 9900, 9800, and 4880 printers that can render continuous gray-scale and color prints onto a broad variety of materials. Artists use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Macromedia Director Studio, Flash, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro software packages, iLife, and more programs. In addition, the traditional lab facility can accommodate just about any black-and-white process from alternative processes to mural printing.
Light Work is located in Syracuse in Central New York. New York City is about 250 miles away.