2013 iLAB RFP

Download 2013 iLAB Request for Proposals (RFP)

To apply: please submit a brief, two-page Letter of Inquiry by November 20, 2012.

November 20, 2012 – Letter of Inquiry Deadline
December 20, 2012 – First Round Notification
February 15, 2013 – Full Proposal Deadline
March 1, 2013 – Final Round Notification

*Note: Confirmed collaborators are not necessary for submitting a LOI for review.


Get acquainted with the history and mission of iLAND, and past iLAB residency projects. Collaboration is a cornerstone of the iLAB Residency Program. Meet potential collaborators and share ideas for projects in 2013 at the open Application Seminars. Ask questions and learn more about the application process and residency outcomes. Anyone interested in applying for the residency is strongly encouraged, but not required, to attend. For reservations and more information please contact info@ilandart.org.

iLAND will be holding two application seminars in New York City:

Date:   October 25, 2012
Time:   6:30-8:30pm
Place:  Thread Collective | 225 Troutman Street | Brooklyn, NY 11237

Date:    November 11, 2012
Time:   1:00-3:00pm
Place:   Abrons Arts Center | 466 Grand Street | New York, NY 10002


The 2013 iLAB Residency Program will run from May to October 2013. Every iLAB residency is expected to integrate the following themes, methods, and concerns:

• Focus – using a well-defined research topic to facilitate and inspire collaborative processes

• Research methods – exploring, using, and re-crafting research methods from different disciplines

• Shared language – facilitating communication within the group when words have different meanings to people of different backgrounds

• Documentation – capturing the moments of coming together in process, rather than simply capturing an end product or event

• Component of site – working on (and with) a particular site and treating the site itself as a collaborator in the process; negotiating distance and proximity to site throughout the process

• Solo/collaboration – finding balance between individual space and working collectively


• Commitment to two one-week rural residencies.

• Collaborative process workshop scheduled at the beginning of the residency period.

• Meetings with iLAND staff to plan documentation, press materials, scheduling, and other aspects of the residency.

• Commitment to engage for a two-week minimum on site and in person with all of the collaborators (this can be dispersed through out the residency period).

(Note: iLAB rural residencies include food and board, but not travel).

iLAND provides up to $7,000 toward artists’ fees, supplies, and materials for each residency. iLAND does not provide funding for travel or lodging related to the residencies.

To see a list of past iLAB residency projects visit the archive on our old website.