The IMStudio is a media installation space for multichannel video projection and audio, created as part of IMPACT21st (Innovation, Media, Process, Arts, Collaboration and Technology for the 21st Century). The IMPACT21st team accepts proposals from students, faculty and staff, and guest artists to install media-driven projects, from one-day events to projects requiring more extensive installation and exhibition time. This proposal form will guide applicants through the particulars of the space and considerations for proposed projects.
Please see here for images of the space and room schematics.
Until May 2024, proposals will be assessed on a rolling basis. After May 2024, proposals will be reviewed twice yearly (October 15 and March 15) for projects occurring in the FOLLOWING academic year. For instance, proposals submitted by the October 15 2024 deadline will be considered for installation during the fall 2025 semester (September 1-December 15), and proposals submitted by March 15 2025 will be considered for installation during spring 2026 semester (Jan 15 – May 31).
Now accepting proposals for Academic Year 24-25 (Sept 1 2024 – May 31 2025).
PRE-PLANNING – Steps to Complete Before Proposal Submission
Before completing this form, please plan a site-visit / walkthrough of the IMStudio with a member of the IMPACT21st team. You can schedule a visit by emailing IMPACT21st@bates.edu.
Bates faculty, staff, and students will eventually have access to funding for technical training, professional development, and project implementation. Details regarding project grants are forthcoming.
Note that those proposing projects will need to take on a level of technical understanding of the space and will need to perform their own media composition and editing. The IMPACT 21st team is available for consultation, initial training and initial support, but teams will need to be prepared to learn how to use the space on their own.
We recommend that proposal teams schedule a meeting with a member of the IMPACT21st team to discuss your proposal before submitting. You can do this at the same time of your site visit, or you may want to schedule separate meetings. You can schedule a meeting by emailing IMPACT21st@bates.edu.