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Residency Kourmania Open Call. Deadline: July 01, 2016

Since 2009 the artist collective Medea Electronique has organized an annual 10-day experimental artist residency, Koumaria, near Sparta in Greece (the village of Sellasia), focusing on improvisation and new media practices. New-media artists from all over the world, inspired by the Greek natural landscape, come together to create a multicultural and cross-media ‘dialogue’ culminating in a collective presentation both locally and in Athens at the end of the residency.

For our 2016 residency the theme concerns cross-cultural collaborations, migration and borders, culminating in a performance/presentation of the residency artistic outputs as part of a conference/performance series at a major venue in Athens on this theme.

It is worth emphasizing that Koumaria’s focus is collective art creation. While individual residents may well have projects in mind that they hope to realize at Koumaria, they should expect, and desire, substantive input from other residents, and be open to having their projects morph considerably during the course of the residency. While the final output we present need not be one long collective piece, and while the projects forming our outputs need not all involve all residents, Koumaria is not the place for the development and presentation of solo works.

-Deadline: July 01, 2016
-Residency Theme: Diasporas in Dialogue: Multiculturalism, Migration and the Improvisatory Imagination
-Looking for: dancers, performers, video artists, installation artists, sound artists and composers of electronic music.

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This is a project of the artistic collective Medea Electronique: http://www.medeaelectronique.com/koumaria

Digital Art Residency, organised by AEC and LABoral. Deadline: Feb 9, 2015

The European Digital Art and Science Network launches its first call for an artistic residency
The results works will premiere at the Ars Electronica Festival September 2015 in Linz and then at LABoral

The European Digital Art and Science Network, joined by LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and seven European artistic and cultural institutions, with Ars Electronica as leader, has launched it first international call for an artistic residency.

This Europe-wide initiative offers artists the chance to spend several weeks at the ESO–European Southern Observatory followed by a stay at the Ars Electronica Futurelab. The recipient of this unique opportunity will be decided by a competition being staged right now throughout the world.

The European Digital Art and Science Network aimed at fostering the collaboration between artists and scientists under the principles of interdisciplinarity, European intercultural exchange and the development of new audiences. This project is joined by one scientific institution, ESO (European Southern Observatory) from Chile, and eight European cultural institutions, which are, in addition to LABoral and Ars Electronica Linz, the Center for the Promotion of Science (Serbia), the DIG Gallery (Slovakia), the Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation (Spain), Zavod K6/4 (Slovenia), GV Art (England) and the Science Gallery (Ireland). Half the financing of the European Digital Art and Science Network is being provided by the European Union; the other 50% is contributed on an equal basis by the participating institutions.

This new network is debuting with a competition aimed at artists all over the world. Beginning immediately, aspirants can submit a short video elaborating on a project idea they would like to develop and implement in the context of stays at the ESO and the Ars Electronica Futurelab. A jury made up of representatives of all network members will convene February 23-25 to select two artists to participate in the Residency program. Mentors will accompany and support the two winners at both the ESO and the Ars Electronica Futurelab. Part 1 of the Residency will serve as a source of inspiration; the second part is designed for implementation of the artistic project.

Projects to the competition can be entered at: http://artandscience.aec.at/

The European Digital Art and Science Network aims to link up scientific aspects and ideas with approaches used in digital art. Fostering interdisciplinary work and intercultural exchange as well as gaining access to new target audiences are among its declared goals. There is also strong emphasis on art’s role as a catalyst in processes of social renewal. By creating images and narratives dealing with the potential risks and rewards inherent in technological and scientific development, artists exert an important influence on how our society comes to terms with these innovations.

The results of the residencies will premiere at the Ars Electronica Festival September 3-7, 2015 in Linz. Then, a modularly constructed travelling exhibition will make the rounds of all seven cultural partner institutions. This exhibition will be accompanied by workshops and discursive formats such as conferences and symposia.

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