The call for 2020 and 2021 is closed.
The next call for 2022 is expected to take place in autumn 2021.

European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) Selected Artists for 2020 and 2021
  • EMAP/EMARE Jury © Onassis Stegi

The European Media Art Platform is one of 15 European platforms funded by Creative Europe and the only one for digital media. Its aim is to support artists working in that field, especially emerging artists who work critically and in an innovative way with (digital but not only) technologies. Since the platform started in 2018 four EMARE commissions have been already internationally awarded. We are proud to announce the 22 selected artists and groups of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP) for the years 2020 and 2021. Over 700 artists from 46 countries submitted their proposal to the call. EMAP is going to host twenty-two European media artists and groups altogether in the eleven countries of the EMAP member organisations in the next two years:

Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria:
2020: Kasia Molga (UK/PL)
2021: Moritz Simon Geist (DE)

Bandits-Mages, Bourges, France:
2020: Konrad Korabiewskim (IS/PL)
2021: Sophie Hoyle (UK)

FACT, Liverpool, United Kingdom:
2020: Carolin Liebl & Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler (DE)
2021: Andrius Arutiunian (LI/NL)

IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture, Utrecht, Netherlands:
2020: Clusterduck Collective (IT/DE/FR)
2021: Liliana Piskorska (PL)

KONTEJNER, Zagreb, Croatia:
2020: uh513 (María Castellanos & Alberto Valverde) (ES)
2021: Darsha Hewitt (DE/CA)

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain:
2020: Stefan Laxness (UK)
2021: Flow Architecture (Annarita Papeschi) (UK/IT)

M-Cult, Helsinki, Finland:
2020: Forms of Ownership (Vienne Chan, Alan Cunningham, Boris Oicherman & OPA: Slobodanka Stevceska, Denis Saraginovski) (Multinational)
2021: (Kévin Bartoli, Marika Dermineur, Jean Marie Boyer) (FR)

Onassis Stegi, Athens, Greece:
2020: Martin Nadal (ES)
2021: Nico Angiuli (IT)

RIXC, Riga, Latvia:
2020: Daniel Hengst (DE)
2021: Silvia Rosani (UK/ IT)

WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland:
2020: Kat Austen (DE/UK)
2021: Gil Delindro (DE/PT)

Werkleitz Centre for Media Art, Halle (Saale), Germany:
2020: Mark Farid (UK)
2021: Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel, Michael Stumpf (AT)

EMAP / EMARE offers production residencies for the duration of two months, to European Artists working in the fields of digital media. Each residency includes a grant of 3.000,- €, project budget of 4.000 €, free accommodation, travel expenses up to 500 €, free access to the technical facilities and media labs within the host institution, consulting by experts and a professional presentation as well as the option to participate in exhibition tours at our members festivals.
In 2020 EMAP group shows will be presented at LABoral in Gijón, Spain in May-June; at Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria in September; at KONTEJNER’s Touch Me Festival in Zagreb, Croatia in September; at Onassis Stegi in Athens, Greece in November., and at Bandits-Mages Rencontres in Bourges, France in November.

The final group show of all 44 commissions of the European Media Art Platform produced in 2018 until 2021 will be presented at the Werkleitz Festival 17th June until 4th July 2021 in Halle (Saale), Germany.

Anna Ridler Solo Exhibition @ Aksioma, Ljubljana
  • © Anna Ridler

The Abstraction of Nature, a solo exhibition by EMARE alumni Anna Ridler will be shown at Aksioma in Ljubljana 19 February – 18 March, 2020.

“Tulip Mania meant that the order of the stock market was introduced into the order of nature. The tulip began to lose the properties and charms of a flower: it grew pale, lost its colours and shapes, became an abstraction, a name, a symbol interchangeable with a certain amount of money.” – Zbigniew Herbert.

The platform annually awards production grants to outstanding European media artists and supports research, production, presentation and distribution of media art in Europe and beyond.

Short history:
1995 the European Media Artists in Resicence Exchange (EMARE) was initiated by werkleitz, Hull Time Based Arts and Intermedia Department Budapest.
The ongoing residency exchange had various partners and members during the years. In 2007 the European Media Art Network (EMAN) was founded as institutional backbone for the EMARE program.
In 2007 and 2008 EMAN received support from the European Union's 'Culture 2007–2013' programme to organise a series of residencies for European artists as part of the residency programmes of the four EMAN members. In 2012 and 2013 the EU supported an exchange of European and Mexican artists for residencies at the four European EMAN members and media art labs in Mexico. For 2014 and 2015 EMAN received similar EU funding to organise a residency exchange for artists from Europe, Canada and Australia.
In 2017 newly founded EMAP (European Media Art Platform) has started to offer grants in 11 member institutions all over Europe.

The three EU fundings for these activities resulted in the move exhibitions and werkleitz festival series in Halle:
2018 EMAN expands to 11 European countries and transforms with the help of the Creative Europe funds into EMAP!