Open call for artist residencies – European Media Art Platform – deadline 20 January 2018

With the support of the European Union’s Creative Europe programme, the European Media Art Network (EMARE) will expand from 4 to 11 countries, and transform into the European Media Art Platform (EMAP) by the end of this year. The platform will officially announce its launch on 1st of February 2018 at Transmediale festival in Berlin. Consequently the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE), the oldest media art residency program which will celebrate its 23rd anniversary in 2018, will continue its work and become the biggest international residency platform for emerging media artists.

EMAP/EMARE offers residencies to new media artists in the fields of digital media, computer-based art, filmmaking, media based performance, sound, and video across its 11 member countries. Alongside this, participating artists are supervised and mentored by the art market and film industry experts, and become a part of an extended touring programme through the different members’ festivals.

Artists with European residence, or a European passport, can already submit their proposals and apply for a two-months long residency at one of the media art institutions across Europe:

• Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria
• OnassisCultural Centre, Athens, Greece
• BanditsMages, Bourges, France
• Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, United Kingdom
• IMPAKT, Utrecht, Netherlands
• Kontejner, Zagreb, Croatia
• LaBoralCentro de Arte y CreaciónIndstrial, Guijón, Spain
• M-Cult, Helsinki, Finland
• RIXC, Riga, Latvia
• WRO Center for Media Art Foundation, Wroclaw, Poland
• Werkleitz Centre for Media Art, Halle (Saale), Germany (lead organisation)

Students are not eligible but young artists are encouraged to apply. There is no age limit!

EMARE includes a grant of 3.000,- Euros, a project budget of 4.000,- Euros, free accommodation, covered travel expenses up to 500,- Euros, free access to the technical facilities and media labs within the host institution, consulting help by the production and market experts and a professional presentation as well as the option to participate in exhibition tours at our members festivals in 2018-2021 (without additional fees). All selected artists will be invited for a networking kick-off conference 23rd to 25th of March in Helsinki. Please save the date!

Applications should be submitted online and must include a CV, (audio)-visual documentation and a preliminary plan or sketch of the proposed project intended for development within the EMARE programme.

Artists with residence in, or an identity card originating within, Europe can submit their proposals here: /

Applications Deadline: January 20th 2018, 12:00 CET (the call closes after 12 CET).

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