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Open Call For Artists: EMARE at FACT 2019

Applications are now open for this year’s European Media Artists in Residence Exchange programme (EMARE), enabling European artists to collaborate on projects and create closer bonds between European media art organisations.

Womxn is Work, Liv Wynter and Grrrl Power Liverpool. Image by Jazamin Sinclair

In partnership with the European Media Art Platform, FACT invites residency applications from artists dealing working in digital media, including Internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working in media based performance, sound, video, robotics and bio-art. The residency includes a 3,000 Euro grant, 4,000 Euro project budget, funded accommodation and travel expenses up to 500 Euros. In addition to funding, the artist will be granted access to FACT Lab facilities, professional guidance, and presentation opportunities.


FACT welcomes all proposals, but would particularly invite applications from artists whose research and practice concerns Gender Representation and Labour, or Intersectional Feminism.

Residency Period

The residency will take place over 2 months within Spring or Summer 2019, depending on the theme of your project.


Through the residency period the artist will be granted access to FACT Lab equipment and workshop space. See below for further details.


3rd of December 2018, 11:00 GMT (12:00 Central European Time),

Application Criteria

  • Artists with EU passport can apply for a two-months residency within April and August 2019 (exact timing has to be negotiated with the host) at one of the host institutions.
  • 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.
  • Undergraduate and Master’s students are not eligible, but emerging artists, regardless of age, are encouraged to apply.
  • Artists groups are welcome to apply, if they are willing to share project resources including the accommodation, grant and project budget. Based on limited resources, only one artist per group may be invited to the networking conference and group shows.

Application Process:

  • – In order to apply for an EMARE residency online, you need to register with the EMARE website.
  • – If you have not yet registered, you can do so by following the link above.
  • – Once you have completed registration, you will be assigned a personal log-in account, through which you can access the online application form.
  • – Your application is stored online in the ‘My submissions’ section of your account, where it is available for you to edit any time up until the deadline (after that the section of the website will be closed).
  • – Please note that it is permissible to submit more than one application via your personal log-in.
  • – Proposals must be submitted by 11:00 GMT (12:00 Central European Time), 3rd of December 2018 at:www.emare.eu /call.emare.eu


Residencies will take place at the institutions below, of which some have suggested a theme which applications should relate to. Applicants should indicate their preferred institution (if any) within your application:

For more details about the process or residency information please contact:emare@werkleitz.de

Further Information – About FACTLab

FACTLab is located on the third floor of the FACT building, next to FACT HQ – the main office. It is an adapted office space ideal for workshops, coworking, presenting, desktop-making, planning, and teaching. It includes work surfaces, a central bank of desks and chairs (seating approx 18), presentation screens and basic kit and computers.

Residents will also have access to a gallery prep space in which they can cut, paint and undertake and other dust-making work with access to a full range of basic tools (including power tools). FACT also have a Technical Manager, Learning Technologist, IT Manager and Video Production Manager on site who are able to troubleshoot and assist during your residency.

Below is an indicative list of the general kit we have available to artists within the residency space:


  • – 1x 65” display 4K monitor
  • Kits and Maker tools:
  • – 6 x Raspberry Pi model B+ & peripherals
  • – 4 x Raspberry Pi model 2 & peripherals
  • – 10 x Arduino & programming cables
  • – 14 x Breadboards
  • – Misc jumper leads & LEDs
  • – 7 x servo motors
  • – 7 x moisture sensors
  • – 7 x Infra Red distance sensors
  • – 7 x volume sensors
  • – 2 x heart rate sensors
  • – 8 x Ultrasonic sensors
  • – 5 x Soldering irons & gripper devices
  • – 1 x Oscilloscope
  • – 4 x MBot educational robots
  • – 1 x Bench Power supply.
  • – 1 x Makey Makey
  • – 6 x 5v A/C portable power packs


  • – 1x Ultimaker 2+
  • – 1x Formlabs 2
  • – 1x UP! Plus 2
  • – 4 spools of Edge filament
  • – 3 spools of Verbatim filament
  • – Various resins

Virtual Reality

  • – 1 x HTC Vive
  • – 1 x Oculus Rift CV1


  • – High-speed PC (i.e. ideal for rendering software etc)
  • – Specs: AMD Ryzen 1700 8 Core, 16 Thread, 3.7GHz
  • – 16GB of Memory
  • – Very Fast Storage drive 256GB of storage
  • – 4gb R460 GPU
  • – 10x fully networked Intel Mac Mini 2014 computers equipped with both Windows and Apple Mac OSX (inc. Microsoft Office package). Ideal for teaching scenarios.
  • – 1 Intel NUC i5 Computer for presenting on large screen + wireless KB and mouse.
  • – HTC Vive
  • – Range of iPads (4th generation)

Please note in addition to this, we also have a range of exhibitions-standard kit which can be used for testing and/or presentation if available, including:

  • – Various Panasonic and Christie projectors
  • – Varying size projection surfaces
  • – 20x 40” NEC (and some larger Samsung) flatscreens
  • – CRT monitors
  • – Martin Audio and Genelec speaker systems
  • – Sennheiser headphones

FACT also has a close partnership with theLiverpool School of Art and Designat nearby university, Liverpool John Moores. The school boasts a FabLab featuring laser cutters, powder printers, and large format 3D scanners. We are also very close toDoES Liverpool, a nearby makerspace, who host maker nights and have a wide range of kit which can be used by anyone after an induction, at a small cost.