European Media Artists in Residence Exchange programme (EMARE)

Applications are now open for this year’s European Media Artists in Residence Exchange programme (EMARE), aiming to enable European artists to collaborate on projects and create closer bonds between European media organisations. EMAN (European Media Art Network) are looking for artists in the fields of digital media including Internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working in media based performance, sound or video. Applications will be accepted until Thursday 20 July 2017, 12.00 Central European Time.

The EMARE placement includes a grant (incl. fee and production) of 2500 Euros, free accommodation, travel expenses up to 250 Euros, as well as free access to the technical facilities and media labs within or associated with the host institution, professional guidance, and project presentation.

Hosting institutions are FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool, UK; IMPAKT, Utrecht, Netherlands; Bandits Mages, Bourges, France, and Werkleitz Centre for Media Arts, Halle, Germany. Most of which are asking applicants to consider specific themes relevant to their respective artistic programmes.

In 2018, FACT will interrogate the ambiguous notion of PLAY within our increasingly ‘gamified’ world. FACT will provide a forum for ethical, philosophical and critical enquiry on a range of topics within this theme, through artist practice and research, as well as an experimental approach to programming.

The first show of 2018, opening in March, will deal with the radical and social potential of gaming, investigating how video games are fast becoming experimental environments where we are able to explore less mainstream narratives. The final work produced through the EMARE residency, should be completed to coincide with the opening of this major exhibition, which applicants are asked to take into consideration in their submissions. More detailed instructions and guidelines for the EMARE residency at FACT open call can be found on

Applicants for the two-month EMARE residencies taking place across Europe are required to have European residence, or a European passport, and artists of all ages are encouraged to apply (however students are not permitted).

Applications should be submitted online and must include a CV, (audio)-visual documentation, and a preliminary plan or sketch of the proposed project to be developed within the EMARE programme. Artists with residence in, or an identity card/passport originating within, Europe can submit their proposals here: /

For more details about the process or residency information please contact:

Please find more information and guidelines in the press release attached, or via this link, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions!