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My Goal: Attend This Biology and Audio Residency
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I am raising funds for my participation in Biophony, Bioacoustics for Artists, a residency in the Gatineau first week of May 2017. This residency offers me opportunities to develop new audio skills and work with biologists, expanding my work with place. More

I am raising funds for my participation in Biophony, Bioacoustics for Artists, a residency in the Gatineau first week of May 2017. The week-long residency is organized by an artist-run organization, Ayatana. The program includes an audio processing workshop, learning to call owls with an ornithologist, building a bat detector to amplify their tweets and chirps, visiting the lab of a researcher working with audible caterpillar communication, visiting an apiary to record the sounds of bees and field recording during guided dawn and evening hikes.

I began an invigorating new phase in my work last year with an audio editing residency at Warbler's Roost, where I was introduced to REAPER DAW. (Although I have worked with audio throughout my career, I have previously contracted out audio editing.) This residency offers me great opportunities to further develop my skills and work with biologists, which will expand on my work with ideas of place.

The goal of $2,000 covers cost of the residency including accommodation and food living on site in Gatineau Park as well as travel to Ottawa by bus and VIA Rail. The turn-around on the application and residency date is too short to apply for a grant; I have exhausted the opportunity of funding my work through personal debt and have no savings - otherwise, I would not ask others to consider supporting my professional development. I hope that some of you who value my work, understand the importance of professional development at any career stage, and have a few extra dollars may consider helping out. Thank-you!

You can see information on the residency here:

http://www.artayatana.com/biophony2017.html

and on the artists participating in Biophony here:

http://www.artayatana.com/artists.html

Please visit the Current Work page of my website. (You will see the recently  increased importance of audio and perhaps get an idea of how the learning from this residency might manifest.)

www.elizabethchitty.ca

Thanks to anyone who has read this far!

 

 

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