Call for participation: NIMk Artists in Residence 2010 – deadline 1 September 2009

The Artist in Residence (AiR) programme at the Netherlands Media Art Institute supports the exploration and development of new work in digital/interactive/network media and technology based arts practice. The residency provides time and resources to artists in a supportive environment to facilitate the creation of new work that is produced from an open source perspective. We encourage a cross disciplinary and experimental approach. This is a practice based residency designed to enable the development and completion of a new work.

The ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of contemporary art and theory, as well as media history and visual culture and should have knowledge of requested software, as well as understanding of programming.

The artist’s intention should be to make a new artwork, to be shown in exhibitions and to be distributed by the Netherlands Media Art Institute and others. (We do not demand exclusivity for presentation or distribution.)

For the AiR program 2010 we manly focus on technology and mobility that can change habits and inhabitation of public spaces. Our goal is to explore mobile and portable platforms as innovative creation and distribution systems. Proposals for users participation and interaction by modified excistend devices as phones, iPod, GPS and others are welcome.

If your ideas for a new artwork does not fit into the mentioned demands you still can apply: we are always interested in brilliant ideas.

DEADLINE: 1st September 2009
Please use the application form on our website (Research – AiR)
and mail it to heiner [at]

The Artlab is the department within the Netherlands Media Art Institute that is responsible for research. Artlab supports research by artists into the use of new media within the visual arts. Here artists can experiment, make contact with one another, cooperate and create new work.

Through the Artist in Residence program artists are invited to submit project proposals of innovative use of new technologies. Artists in Residence program is a structural part of the Institute.

In addition there is occasional research done into tools that can be of service in the process of presentation, production, post-production and distribution of streaming media. Moreover, since 1990 the possibilities for conserving video art and multimedia installations have been investigated. For the latter the Institute takes part in various Dutch and international collaborations.

As a research center, the Netherlands Media Art Institute focuses first on professional specialists, but students can also approach it with problems they may encounter. With the aid of the open source and open content principle, as much knowledge and expertise as possible is made available by the internet.
Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
The Netherlands