Work In Real Time: May 2020

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Watch episodes:
Episode 1: May 5

Episode 2: May 9
Episode 3: May 13
Episode 4: May 16
Episode 5: May 20

Instagram: IGTV @artscollaboratory

Major support is provided by
M&T Bank.

Additional support is provided by Savarino Companies.


Submit your new arts-based project to participate in our new, digital version of Work In Real Time for a chance to win $1,500 and the expertise of our panel of experts.

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if a sculptor were on Shark Tank? Or a contemporary dancer were on America's Got Talent? Work In Real Time is an arts salon-meets-project incubator that will now take place as a digital series on web and social media channels. Work In Real Time will resume on May 5 with its first webisode on @artscollaboratory's IGTV channel on Instagram.

Work In Real Time producers are seeking submissions from artists to participate in this playful virtual competition. Artists should propose new projects they are working on, or projects that they have hoped to realize but have yet to start. The producers are excited to include artists from every discipline and experience level. Selected artists will have up to five minutes to present their ideas, via video, in an engaging and exciting way. Each presentation will be followed by discussion posed by a rotating panel of judges, including a guest visiting artist in each round. To submit a proposal for this upcoming event, artists should fill out a submission form below.

In each episode a total of $1,500 along with the invaluable expertise from the panel of artists, professionals, and funders will be awarded to worthy projects.

Work In Real Time is a digital platform to present works in progress and to empower artists from UB and the Buffalo community to implement new directions, practices, or collaborations in their artistic ideas. Work In Real Time aims to nurture the growth and development of interdisciplinary works by UB students in the arts and foster a dialogue among UB, Buffalo, and visiting artists to enable cross-pollination between disciplines, sensibilities and cities.

Work In Real Time is organized by UB Arts Collaboratory, UB Center for the Arts, the Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art, Kyla Kegler (MFA '18) and UB faculty and students. The panel of judges for May 5 include Bronwyn Keenan, Emily Reynolds, Nando Alvarez-Perez, Kyla Kegler, Sam Savarino, Bob Scalise, Millie Chen and Lex Brown.

Eligibility, guidelines, rules and submission form are at