FACT: European Media Artists in Residence Exchange

Still from Cohen Van Balen, 75 Watt, 2013. Supported by Arts Council England; Flemish Authorities; Ask4Me Group; Zhongshan City White Horse Electric Company; FACT, Liverpool; V2_Institute for the Unstable Media; and workspacebrussels. Image courtesy of the artists.

Applications are now open for next year’s European Media Art Platform (EMAP) / 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. Media Artists in the fields of digital media, including Internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working in media based performance, sound, or video are encouraged to apply.

Applicants for these two-month residencies 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 will be accepted until 20 January 2018, 12.00 Central European Time. The EMARE placement includes a grant of 3,000 Euros, project budget of 4,000 Euros, free accommodation, travel expenses up to 500 Euros, free access to the technical facilities and media labs within or associated with the host institution, consultations with production and market experts and an opportunity to deliver a public facing professional presentation as well as the option to participate in exhibition tours at our members festivals in 2018 – 2021 (but with no presentation fees).

All selected artists will be invited for a networking kick-off conference 23 – 25 March 2018 in Helsinki.

The residencies will take place at the following institutions:
● Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria www.aec.at
● Bandits-Mages, Bourges, France www.bandits-mages.com
● FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool, United Kingdom
● IMPAKT, Utrecht, Netherlands www.impakt.nl
● Kontejner, Zagreb, Croatia www.kontejner.org
● LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain www.laboralcentrodearte.org
● m-cult, Helsinki, Finland www.m-cult.org
● Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece www.sgt.gr
● RIXC, Riga, Latvia www.rixc.org
● WRO Center for Media Art Foundation, Wroclaw, Poland www.wrocenter.pl
● Werkleitz Centre for Media Art, Halle (Saale), Germany werkleitz.de (lead organisation)

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 originating within, Europe can submit their proposals here: www.emare.eu or call.emare.eu


About the residency at FACT:
FACT would particularly welcome residency applications from artists whose research and practice is concerned with issues of labour, and how technological advancements are changing our relationship to work. This will tie into The Future World of Work, a city-wide programme reimagining what employment will look like in the near future. This is Liverpool’s flagship public art and social research programme for 2018, exploring challenging near-future work scenarios and the implications of technology and innovation on working life.

From sole traders to multinational corporations, working life has been irreversibly changed by technology and globalization, be it offshore call centres, flexible labour contracts, or automated production lines. With this in mind, and based on your own practice, we invite you develop a proposal for The Future World of Work, which challenges thinking in a provocative and accessible way. Future World of Work revolves around five key themes (the gig economy, skilling up, working time, de-globalisation and automation and AI), and includes a new large scale participatory commission, residencies, research and innovation initiatives, and a whole series of public facing events.

As part of the residency at FACT, the chosen applicant will be placed within a workplace in the city region in order to develop an artwork which reacts to that setting. These workplace residencies evaluate the social and economic considerations of work in the contemporary flexible workforce, be they beauticians, factory workers, or uber drivers. Please see the full summary for The Future World of Work project for more information and the scope of these workplace residencies, available at fact.co.uk/fwow

The Future World of Work will be part of Liverpool 2018, a year-long programme of cultural projects to mark the tenth anniversary of Liverpool being European Capital of Culture.

The outcomes of the programme will be included in the exhibition taking place at FACT in 2019.

For any further questions, please contact:
Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V. / EMARE / Schleifweg 6 / D-06114 Halle (Saale)
phone: 49 68246-0 / fax: -29 / emare@werkleitz.de / www.emare.eu