Thank you for your interest in our Maker-in-Residence program.

 

Please fill out the following form in order to apply for the 2022 Trimester 3 program.

Applications are due by 10pm Thursday, September 22. Applicants will be contacted via email about the status of their application within 1-2 weeks.

 

About the program:

The maker-in-residence (MIR) program at Tech Valley Center of Gravity was created with the intention of empowering makers and creators in our community. The program offers local makers the chance to pursue a creative, social impact-driven project of their choice at the COG with dedicated space and resources, including a complimentary membership & equipment training, a small project supply budget and a $500 stipend. The program is broken into three core elements: the Project, Community Engagement, and Long-Term Maker support.

This application offers the chance to apply to the residency program at one of two levels: as an MIR, or as an Emerging Maker-in-Residence. The residency schedule and focus is the main difference between the EMIR and MIR residency programs. The EMIR program offers makers with limited professional experience the chance to participate in the MIR program, with the program offering a trimester of training and classes for the resident before they begin their MIR duties. If the MIR program interests you, but you feel you are not yet prepared for the duties expected of the MIR, we encourage you to apply for the EMIR position. The application process is the same for both levels.

 

 

Application Requirements and Eligibility:

This residency program is only open to Capital Region residents whose taxable income in the last year was $39,526 or less. Applicants must be individuals; teams are not accepted. All participants must be 18 or older. To be considered a resident of the Capital Region, you need to be a resident of one of the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington.

 

Application Resources:

We have provided a blank copy of the entire application here. We strongly recommend reading through the entire application prior to applying. In addition, we encourage you to read through the information provided on the program webpage, in order to better understand the program elements, requirements, benefits, timeline etc.

 

TVCOG is hosting a MIR Application Workshop from 5:30-7pm on Thursday, September 15, which will include guidance on filling out the application from TVCOG staff, with time for Q&A and open writing time. Learn more or register here.

 

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