Media Art Residency SUMU (Turku, Finland) – deadline 15 September 2008

Call for Applications

The residency periods in Sumu (Turku, Finland) are from one to three months. We offer to the artist a studio and accommodation, the artist has to pay his living and transport expences. The studio, meant for new media artists, is adjoined to our gallery Titanik.


General information

Programme started in 2006 and it is the first residency programme specializing in new media art in all of Finland.

The residence is for new media artists, working in the intersection of new technologies and contemporary art. This includes performance art and all types of new media: sound art, video art, installations, etc. Artists can apply to our residence once a year with an individual submission, which should include CV, samples of recent work and a project plan. The proposal can include an exhibition, which takes place in the end of the residency, either in the studio space or on our website.

Discipline(s) and media

Visual arts
New Media

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Please prepare an individual submission, including:
– DVD / CD including a maximum of 10 mins worth of samples in PC format
– CV (max one page)
– samples of recent work as print-outs
– project plan (max one page)
– artists’ statement (max one page)

The proposal can also include an exhibition either in the studio space or on our website at the end of the residency.

Grants, Allowances, Production Grants, etc.

The artist gets up to 200 euros per month for work expenses in Turku. Studio, accommodation and exhibition space are free of charge. We also collaborate with other spaces. The artists have a possibility to give lectures in Arts Academy of Turku and give paid workshops in their chosen field.

APPLICATION Deadline September 15th, 2008.
Session dates: One to three months, from January 1st,
2009 until December 31st, 2009

More information:

http://arte.fi/sumu/sumu_main.html
http://arte.fi/sumu/Call%20for%20Applications2009.pdf

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