Netherlands Media Art Institute Artist in Residence 2008 – deadline 15 April 2008

The Netherlands Media Art Institute is pleased to announce an open call for the summer and autumn 2008 period of its Artist in Residence (AiR) programme.

The AiR programme at the Netherlands Media Art Institute aims to support 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. We encourage a cross-disciplinary, hybrid and experimental approach. This is a practice-based residency designed to enable the development and/or completion of a new work. Preferably the production is based on open source software.

The residency period is from 2 to 5 months and located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The starting dates are from June to November 2008.

The overall topic for the 2008 exhibition period at the NIMk is ‘Democracy’. Please note that this focus is not obligatory and that other proposals are welcome.

The Netherlands Media Art Institute offers an open environment with technical assistance and an active advisory board which will give feedback and support in technical, conceptual and presentation issues. There is access to studio and exhibition equipment, technical support from the Institute’s staff and production help from interns. The technical staff is specialized and has good contacts with programmers of the following software, a.o.: PD/PDP, Blender, Dynebolic, Linux. We expect the artist to have knowledge and insight in the technical realisation of the concept.

It is integral to the mission of the AiR program that artists participate in presenting their work in a public form appropriate to their project. This can include gallery installations, demonstrations of research in progress, panel discussions, on-line projects, or multimedia performances, in addition to open studio events and workshops. For this reason we ask that artists include in their proposal possible examples of how they might like to present their work publicly.

At this moment the Netherlands Media Art Institute provides in travel costs. It doesn’t provide accommodation for artists living outside of Amsterdam.

We prefer applications via the NIMk website, using the application form. See www.montevideo.nl/nl/onderzoek/aanvraagform.html

For further information please contact Susanne Jaschko at susanne [at] nimk.nl.

DEADLINE: 15 April

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264,1016 EV Amsterdam
www.nimk.nl
info [at] nimk.nl
T +31 (0)20 6237101