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Alfred University Institute for Electronic Arts awarded $30,000 grant from New York State

ALFRED, NY – The New York State Council on the Arts has awarded $30,000 in grant funding to the Alfred University’s Institute for Electronic Arts.

The two-year grant will provide $15,000 per year for two years (2018 and 2019) to the Institute for Electronic Arts and will support the IEA’s Artists in Residence Program in the area of New Media.

“This grant continues to bring artists who work in the field of Digital Media at the highest level to the Institute for Electronic Arts,” said Joseph Scheer, professor of printmaking in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design and co-director of the Institute for Electronic Arts.

“The IEA is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year and this grant allows us to continue the mission of the IEA and expose our students, faculty and alumni to new and experimental work being produce by contemporary Digital Media Artists.”

Alfred University’s Institute for Electronic Arts was established in 1997 to focus on the development of electronic imaging studios, to sponsor cross-disciplinary work, and to sponsor interactive artist residencies for the promotion of professional dialogues. The Institute is part of the University’s world renowned School of Art and Design.