Art + Tech + Design





Emerging and mid-career artists are encouraged to submit their projects for consideration to be part of our one-month artist residency program: Intensive Animation & 3D Painting in Virtual and Mixed Reality. We are seeking artists who see the potential of VR as a vehicle to rewire our current understandings of the connections between art, technology and design. The focus of this residency is to pair artists and creative thinkers with technological tools that will allow them to incorporate 3D content from VR into their existing body of work and/or to develop new work.

Selected artists will have free access to JITL’s downtown location Monday through Friday between 11AM-3PM and will receive technical support from JITL team members. The main objective of this residency is for selected artists to develop new work in VR that will expand our understanding of the intersection between art, design and technology. Our facilities offer access to various virtual reality headsets and platforms. The three month residency culminates in a one-night special showcase of the artist’s final work and creative process during their time at JITL. All submissions will be reviewed and considered for future exhibitions and special events. Please note that we will not be able to offer feedback for unsuccessful applications.


About JITL

Jump Into the Light is America’s first Virtual Reality Cinema & Playlab. We are a dedicated team bringing creative individuals and immersive technologies together.

Eligibility & Terms

-Artists already working with new and immersive media are preferred, however, artists working in all media and varying levels of skillset are welcome to apply.

-If applying as a collaborative team, we suggest showing samples of past collaborations in the work samples.

-Artists living outside of NYC are welcome to apply, however they will be solely responsible for transportation/relocation costs. This residency does not offer living space.

-Selected artists will be expected to be highly motivated and active during the residency period and be available to meet with JITL curators to review projects and develop a public event together.

-Participate in a special event showcasing their creative process to the general public.

-Pay the $20.00 submission fee through Paypal at Please note that this fee supports a jury to review all submissions with adequate attention and to publicize your work through our press contacts and social network. If you are not chosen for the residency, your work will still be considered for future projects. Most importantly, you will be participating in the growing NYC VR community.

How to apply

Submit in ONE email the following information We do not accept any download links.

1. Contact info: Name, Email, Phone, website, current address, affiliation (if applicable)

2. A description of what you would like to create during this residency

3. CV (2 pages maximum)

4. Artist bio (250 words max)

5. Proof of payment for submission fee

6. Work Samples (See instructions below)

-Please submit a pdf featuring 5-8 work samples. Composite images are not allowed. Image details are counted within the 8 works.
-All works must be made within the last 5 years.
-If you are submitting video, web or sound work, please list the link in the pdf.
-Optional: You may provide a project description (75 words maximum). Please include title, date, medium, dimensions, and context.

Submission Fee : $20

We look forward to receiving your application!