Calls for residencies
Deadline 12th August 2015
ENCAC (European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation) offers five research and/or production residencies in five venues of the network
Aimed at supporting collaborative work among creators and researchers in fields of sound, visual and performance arts, and digital culture, with a special focus on the development of new technologies and languages at the interstices between these fields, ENCAC is pleased to announce an open call for 5 residencies that will take place over the period of January/April 2016 at the following locations: Avatar (Quebec, Canada), LABoral (L.E.V Festival, Gijón), DISK Berlin (CTM Festival, Berlin), humainTROPhumain (Montpellier), and le lieu unique (Nantes). This call represents the first of several to be supported by the ENCAC network over the next 3 years.
ENCAC is looking for creative and innovative artistic projects and research working within the fields and at the cross-sections of sound, visuals, music, performing arts and digital culture.
The residencies offer a chance for artists to research, conceive, produce and present new artistic works, new tools, methods, formats and perspectives for audiovisual creation.
Presentation format depends on the nature of the residency, and may range from a final performance, an informal work-in-progress presentation, installation, a talk or workshop-style format, or other.
Resident artists will receive technical and artistic guidance during the development of their research and production. The support will be provided by the hosting venue and its network of collaborators.
This competition is open for artists/developers worldwide, which are working on all kinds of innovative concepts and ideas in the fields of intermedia research on sound, visuals, music, performing arts and digital culture. Each of the residencies also have particular focal points, as summarized here:
– Sound and electronic art
– Experimental audiovisual creation
– Audiovisual creation and performance: new tools, methods, formats and perspectives
– Scenic fact in relation to digital art and new technologies
– Experimental music instruments
Submitted project proposals must be original, unique, and as of yet unpublished.
While applicants are asked to select the residence they wish to apply, the curatorial committee may consider that the project is more suitable for a different venue than the one selected by the applicant.
An applicant may apply for more than one residency.
The deadline for submission is 12th August 2015, at 11:00 PM (Spanish time)
The curatorial committee will meet in September 2015 and select the winning projects.
More information on the curatorial committee, which is comprised by a member of each of the institutions and platforms involved in the network.
Residence 1: Quebec, February 2016
Object: research and production residency on sound art
Description: residency for the research and creation of an artwork that involves sound and electronic art
Venue: Avatar (Quebec, Canada) avatarquebec.org/en
Period: two weeks in February 2016
Fee: 2.000 €* including fee, production costs and per diem
The hosting institution will provide travel and accommodation.
Access to AVATAR facilities and technical support.
Residence 2: Gijón, April 2016
Object: research and production residency on audiovisual art
Description: Production of an audiovisual piece that works with light, video and sound.
Addressed to all creators interested in the evolution of multimedia creation related to audiovisual culture: performances, live audiovisual, audiovisual installations including digital sets, light architecture. The aim is to extend the limits within the world of experimental audiovisual creation applied to the context of the performance.
Final results will be presented at LEV festival 2016, taking place on April 28, 29 and 30th, 2016. Proposals whose visual aspect enrich the objectives of the Festival will be especially valued.
Period: two weeks in April 2016
Fee: 3.500 €, which includes material costs needed to conduct the research/ produce the work, as well as the final presentation fee. LABoral will provide a return ticket to Gijón and accommodation during the residency period. Access to LABoral Production Centre, technical, production and artistic support both by LABoral and LEV.
Residence 3: Berlin, January 2016
Object: research and production of audiovisual art
Description: DISK Berlin is offering a chance to research, conceive, and present new tools, methods, formats, and perspectives for audiovisual creation and performance. The residency will take place during the 2 weeks leading up to the CTM 2016 festival, which is produced yearly by DISK. The residency outcome will be presented at CTM 2016, 29 January – 7 February 2016. Through its wide network of local collaborators, DISK Berlin will support the residency-holder with technical and artistic guidance. Advice may be provided by local artists, industry professionals, researchers and theorists, hackers, technological companies, and more, working within fields of sound, music, art, digital media and their cross-sections. Potential candidates are asked to clearly state anticipated needs regarding technical and artistic support.
Residency: 14-29 January 2016
Presentation: 29 January-7 February 2016
Fee: 4.000 €, which includes material costs needed to conduct the research/ produce the work, as well as the final presentation fee. DISK Berlin will cover stating/presentation expenses for CTM 2016, as well as return travel to Berlin, and accommodation and per diems during the residency period.
Residence 4: Montpellier
Object: research and production residency on performative arts and digital art
Description: The purpose of this residency is to widen the limits of the scenic fact in relation to digital art and new technologies: multimedia contemporary dance, audiovisual electronic operas, performances with light, video and sound, performances directed by artificial intelligence, robotic theatre, performances based on data manipulation. We are also open to any scenic act that reflects, explicitly or poetically, about new technologies nowadays or that perverts, mocks, abuses or misuses the technological fact.
Venue: hTh humainTROPhumain CDN Montpellier (Montpellier, France)
Period: two weeks
Fee: 4.000 € including fee, material costs needed to produce the work and presentation fee. hTh humainTROPhumain will provide a return ticket to Montpellier and accommodation during the residency period, as well as per-diems.
Residence 5: Nantes, January 2016
Object: research and production residency on audiovisual art
Description: Le lieu unique would like to welcome in this residency a research project on creation and/or prototyping of experimental music instruments. Fields of study could include (but are not limited to):
– usage and re-appropriation of everyday objects, linking them to digital technologies
– construction of digital or electronic instruments
– elaboration of multimedia or « wild » design in instruments
– any production questioning the links between technology and sound (storage and reproduction of sounds, links between technologies and forms, modes of listening and audio creation, etc.). The main objectives of the residency are to organize a space of audio experimentation which will question, examine or expand the frontiers and limits of the musical field, to create connections with other forms of artistic expression and to question their links, while promoting the usage and practice of experimental practices in music and sound.
Venue: Le Lieu Unique (Nantes, France) www.lelieuunique.com
Period: 2 weeks in January (from 13th through 31st)
Fee: 4.000 € including fee, material costs needed to produce the work and presentation fee.
Le Lieu Unique will provide a return ticket to Nantes and accommodation during the residency period, as well as per-diems.
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