Does an AI dream of tulips? Can an intimate kiss be translated into neuro-feedback data? What would the ultimate species for the end of the world look like? These are some of the questions which artists are playfully exploring through new technologies – from digital media to bio art and robotics – within the framework of the European Media Artists Residency Exchange program.
Eleven renowned media arts institutions from all over Europe – from FACT in Liverpool and LABoral in Gijón to Onassis Stegi in Athens and RIXC in Riga – have joined forces and with the generous support of the EU’s Creative Europe Programme created the European Media Art Platform (EMAP). The program supports emerging European media artists with a grant to produce new work and a two-month residency at a host institution with access to their facilities and in-house expertise.
The European Media Art Platform will offer fully funded European Media Artist in Residence Exchange (EMARE) residencies for artists working in the fields of digital media; in the internet and computer-based arts, in sound or video art, in media-based performance, as well as in robotics or bio-art. The upcoming call covers residency stays in 2020 and in 2021 at eleven renowned European media art organizations.
The Fully Funded European Media Artists in Residency Program is for two months in one of the two-time frames. Residents can either choose from March to August 2020 or from January to May 2021. Further, residents can choose one of the two options or indicate that they are available for both. EMARE includes a grant of 3.000 € as well as a project budget of 4.000 €. Furthermore, the residency program covers accommodation, travel expenses up to 500 €, as well as provides access to technical facilities and media labs of the host institution. Additionally, the residents can consult to production and market experts. Moreover, European Media Art Platform expects participants to give a professional presentation as well as the residents will have the option to participate in exhibition tours at members festivals in 2020-2021.
The Fully Funded European Media Artists in Residency Program is only for EU residents and taxpayers within EU member country. Furthermore, the candidates participating in the residency program must be at least 18 years.
Candidates in Undergraduate and Master’s students are not eligible to participate. However, PhD candidates may apply. Further, European Media Art Platform encourages emerging artists, regardless of age to apply
In order to apply for the 2020 European Media Artists in Residency Program, candidates must submit the online application. In addition to the online application, the applicants must also submit a CV; (audio)-visual documentation of previous work; also a preliminary plan or sketch of the proposed project to be developed within the EMARE program.
Application for the 2020/2021 Fully Funded European Media Artists Residency Program is open until December 2nd, 2019, 12:00 CET. European Media Art Platform doesn’t entertain applications arriving after the deadline.