Marieke Istha on Wed, 26 Mar 2008 21:05:08 +0100 (CET)

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ARTIST in RESIDENCE [AiR] 2008 at the Netherlands Media Art Institute


+ + DEADLINE: 15 APRIL 2008 + +

in brief:

*residency period from 2 to 5 months

*starting dates from June to November 2008

*location Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Netherlands Media Art Institute is pleased to announce an open call 
for the summer and autumn 2008 period of its Artist in Residence (AiR) 

The AiR programme at the Netherlands Media Art Institute aims to support 
the exploration and development of new work in 
digital/interactive/network media and technology based arts practice. 
The residency provides time and resources to artists in a supportive 
environment to facilitate the creation of new work. We encourage a 
cross-disciplinary, hybrid and experimental approach. This is a practice 
based residency designed to enable the development and/or completion of 
a new work. Preferably the production is based on open source software.

The overall topic for the 2008 exhibition period at the NIMk is 
'Democracy'. In the light of this we particularly encourage proposals 
tackling societal issues and supporting the idea of active 
participation, free speech and debate in democratic society.
Please note that this focus is not obligatory and that other proposals 
are welcome, too.

The Netherlands Media Art Institute offers an open environment with 
technical assistance and an active advisory board which will give 
feedback and support in technical, conceptual and presentation issues. 
There is access to studio and exhibition equipment,
technical support from the Institute's staff and production help from 
interns. The technical staff is specialized and has good contacts with 
programmers of the following software, a.o.: PD/PDP, Blender, Dynebolic, 
Linux. We expect the artist to have knowledge and insight in the 
technical realisation of the concept.

It is integral to the mission of the AiR program that artists 
participate in presenting their work in a public form appropriate to 
their project. This can include gallery installations, demonstrations of 
research in progress, panel discussions, on-line projects, or multimedia 
performances, in addition to open studio events and workshops. For this 
reason we ask that artists include in their proposal possible examples 
of how they might like to present their work publicly.

At this moment the Netherlands Media Art Institute provides in travel 
costs. It doesn’t provide accommodation for artists living outside of 
Amsterdam. However, we are willing to help the search but cannot 
guarantee a place for living.

We prefer applications via the NIMk website, using the application form. 

For further information please contact Susanne Jaschko at

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
T +31 (0)20 6237101
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