The European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC) is a transnational cooperation project of support, fostering, dissemination and interaction between citizens, artists and researchers interested in visual arts, sound creation and digital culture.
The European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation is aimed at boosting innovation by combining the knowledge, experience and resources of its members. The different nature of the members also brings in an interdisciplinary and complementary perspective. Its contribution to the process of the creators, in the different fields covered by the project – research, production, education and dissemination of new audiovisual practices – will foster a more effective advancement in the implementation of innovative solutions that can be exported, that are sustainable and that bring the new audiovisual culture closer to the public and the industry.
PARTNERS / VENUES
Leaded by LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Spain), with the collaboration of L.E.V. Festival (Visual Electronics Laboratory) as a strategic partner, ENCAC is supported by the programme Creative Europe and it is composed of five European cultural institutions and platforms: Ars electronica (Austria), Disk (Germany), Resonate (Serbia), Le lieu unique (France) and hTh-CDN (France). This network extends to other partners outside Europe such as Avatar (Canada), ELEKTRA (Canada), Mutek. Mx (Mexico) and Mapping Festival (Switzerland).
ENCAC will be carried out between from May 2015 until September 2017. The total of activities planned conducted in the aforementioned areas of research, production, education and dissemination includes 20 residencies, 12 professional workshops, two developer meetings and 24 presentations, installations, performances, seminars and round tables.
The Curatorial Committee, made up by representatives of the members of the network, will select the artists and creators that will take part in the Artistic Residencies Programme taking place in several venues and that can be shared-residencies.
All ENCAC partners will promote an expert training programme, including workshops, talks, conferences, round table, in which will participate developers and artists in several venues integrated in the network.
Training at different levels is considered a strategic pillar. On the one hand, with the purpose of boosting the capacities of creators, reinforcing their knowledge and skills so that they can contribute more to the various creative and cultural industries; and, on the other hand, with the clear purpose of expanding the critical mass and bringing these practices with a wider audience, based on collective participation and critical thinking through actions that make us re-think the environment that we inhabit.
Presentations and travelling exhibits of the results following the creation of a specific section of the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation in the various member festivals.