CAI's 2017-18 Artists-in-Residence. Photos courtest of the artists.

Announcing 2017-18 Residencies & 2018-19 RFP

Bringing Amazing Art to Buffalo

The University at Buffalo’s Creative Arts Initiative (CAI) is excited to announce the outstanding slate of artists who will be undertaking residencies at UB in 2017-18. Proposals for 2018-19 are due 11/15/17. Please see the Request for Proposals for details.

Artist residencies, done in cooperation with UB departments and the Buffalo arts community, are part of CAI’s effort to enhance the standing of UB and Buffalo in the world of creative arts and to increase opportunities for UB students and Buffalo residents to interact great artists from around the country and the world who are creating new work that enriches our community.

CAI received many excellent proposals for artist residencies for 2017-18 from artists practicing a wide variety of disciplines located across the country and around the world. We are very pleased to announce the following artists will be in residence during the upcoming academic year:

  • Cyro Baptista (Summer 2017): Brazilian percussionist will create a new musical installation in partnership with Buffalo sculptor Shasti O’Leary Soudant. The piece will be permanently installed at Artpark. Baptista will also work with UB Music, Center for Independent Living, Neto Buffalo, and Slyboots School of Music to create and perform original works on the new “instrument.”
  • Rima Yamazaki (Fall 2017): Independent documentary filmmaker who specializes in contemporary art and architecture. Yamazaki will be making a film about Buffalo architecture and working with UB Architecture & Planning, and Preservation Buffalo Niagara.
  • Joshua G. Stein (Fall 2017 & Spring 2018): founder of Radical Craft and the co-director of the Data Clay Network, a forum for the exploration of digital techniques applied to ceramic materials. Stein will work with UB Architecture & Planning, DRONES Lab, Socially Engaged Design Lab, UB Regional Institute, UB Visual Arts, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on the creation of “Delta Mountains.”
  • Olivier Pasquet (Fall 2017 & Spring 2018): sound, visual artist and music producer, Pasquet will create a sound and light installation at the Greatbatch Pavillion of the Martin House. Pasquet will work with UB Arts Management, UB Architecture & Planning, UB Media Studies, UB Music, The Martin House, and Squeaky Wheel.
  • The Creative Team of “At Buffalo” (Fall 2017): Deadria Harrington, theater artist, Joshua Williams, writer/director, and Khalil Sullivan, singer-songwriter/playwright, will work with the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, UB History, UB Humanities Institute, UB Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender, Techne Institute for Arts & Emerging Technologies, UB Theatre & Dance, UB Transnational Studies, Buffalo Museum of Science, and Torn Space Theatre to refine their new musical about race at the 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo.
  • The Wooster Group (Spring 2018): NYC based theater group who productions tour nationally and internationally. The Wooster Group has received numerous BESSIE and OBIE Awards for individual productions and for sustained achievement. They will be working with UB Anthropology, UB English, UB Theatre & Dance, the African American Cultural Center, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and Just Buffalo Literary Center.
  • Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger (Spring 2018): Israeli-born painter, philosopher, psychoanalyst and writer will hold a showing of her work at the UB Anderson Gallery. Ettinger will also engage with UB’s Center for Jewish Thought, UB English, UB Visual Arts, Analytical Psychology Society of WNY, Buffalo State College departments of Art and Psychology, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Canisius College departments of Art and Psychology, Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture, C. G. Jung Center, Jewish Federation of Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Toronto, and The Public
  • Jaakko Kuusisto (Spring 2018): internationally renowned violinist-composer Jaakko Kuusisto will offer open rehearsals, public lectures and appearances at Buffalo Public Libraries and Burchfield Penney Art Center, and work with UB Music students while preparing for the New York premier of new trumpet concerto by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

CAI is currently searching for artists for 2018-19. Please see our Request for Proposals and send us your great idea.