Call for applications: Digital Rules and Regs online residency – deadline 17 December 2010

Application Information
videoclub welcomes applications from artists working in digital art and wishing to explore their practice through developing new work. Digital Rules and Regs (DR&R) is an online residency for two artists, lasting for two months: 14 March – 13 May 2011.
Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 17th December 2010.

Participating artists will develop new work over a nine-week period in early 2011. After artists have agreed to participate, rules will be devised in response to their practices and announced at the beginning of the development period (Monday 14th March). Both artists will work to the same set of rules and must create new work in response to these rules. Artists should not apply with a specific or existing project in mind.

DR&R will take place online, using the web as a creative platform and tool; artists will be required to have a substantial digital-based practice to take part. The final outcome of the project will be web-based final artworks or works in progress, and will be accessible to the public to experience / see / interact with through a website / online means.

DR&R is primarily a development opportunity for making new work, rather than an exhibition or showcase; the primary goal is to explore artistic practice. During the development period artists will be supported by videoclub curator Jamie Wyld.

videoclub’s current curatorial strand is based upon notions of Surveillance. videoclub is particularly interested in receiving applications from artists with some experience of developing creative work with surveillance technology.

DR&R with videoclub is the pilot online implementation of the Rules and Regs development model. Public access to the artists’ creative processes will be highlighted, with artists asked to keep public blogs and post work-in-progress.

videoclub produces development and exhibition opportunities for artists working with film, video and digital practices; providing opportunities for the public to see, experience and engage in discourse about artists’ work. videoclub works with a range of organisations to show artists’ work, and has often worked in partnership to deliver its programmes of work, including working with White Night Brighton and Hove, Northwest Film Forum (Seattle, USA) and A Wall is a Screen (Hamburg, Germany). Artists we have shown include: Ben Rivers, Semiconductor, Laure Prouvost, Mat Collishaw, Gary Barber and Daria Martin.


Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 17th December 2010.
Shortlisted artists’ interviews: Interviews will be conducted via videoconference on 27 January, 2011.
Artists selected and participation confirmed by: Friday 11th February.
Project launch & Rules announced: Monday 14th March, 2011.
Development period: Monday 14th March – Friday 13th May, 2011
During this period, artists will be expected to:

spend a minimum total of one day per week engaged with the project
maintain an ongoing dialogue with the curator and their fellow artist
open their creative processes to the public, through participatory practice, blog and/or work-in-progress postings, etc.

This programme is open to artists able to work in the U.K.

Each artist will receive:

a fee of £900 (50% on programme launch day, 50% within 30 days of completed evaluation)
production support of up to £100 (reimbursed)
To apply, please:

Email the following to
CV, contact information and précis of artistic practice
a short (up to one side A4) statement as to why you wish to participate in the project
if desired, weblink(s) featuring documentation of artistic practice
Applications will only be accepted via email. Please include your name and “Digital Rules and Regs application” in the subject line of your email. Please ensure any email attachments total less than 5mb.

For informal questions, please contact videoclub curator Jamie Wyld at

This project is a co-production of videoclub and Rules and Regs and is managed and curated by Jamie Wyld. For more information, please visit: and