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European Media Art Network / European Media Artists in Residence Exchange 2017

The European Media Art Network offers residencies for Media Artists in the fields of digital media, including Internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working in media based performance, sound, or video. Artists with European residence, or a European passport, can apply for a two-months long residency at one of the following institutions:

• IMPAKT, Utrecht, Netherlands http://www.impakt.nl

For a residency at Impakt in Utrecht applicants have two options:
a) a residency project that connects to the theme of the Impakt Festival 2017: Haunted Machines and Wicked Problems. In this case the residency will be 2 months within the period August, September and October 2017.
b) a residency that fits with the general focus of Impakt: a critical view on the role of media and technology in our society. In this case the residency will be 2 months within the period November 2017- June 2018.

• Bandits Mages, Bourges, France http://www.bandits-mages.com

2 months within January and April 2018. Theme is queer, race, post-colonialism.

• FACT, Liverpool, United Kingdom http://www.fact.co.uk

2 months within autumn 2017 or spring 2018. Theme is Play.
Particularly exploring video games and artists as games-maker, or Young People and Learning projects.

• Werkleitz Centre for Media Arts, Halle, Germany http://werkleitz.de

Mid- October to Mid December, no theme

Students are not permitted, but young artists are encouraged to apply. However, there is no age limit! The EMARE placement includes a grant of 2.500 Euros, free accommodation, travel expenses up to 250,- Euros, free access to the technical facilities and media labs within / associated with the host institution, and a professional presentation. Applications should be submitted online and must include a CV, (audio)-visual documentation, and a preliminary plan or sketch of the proposed project to be developed within the EMARE programme.
Artists with residence in, or an identity card originating within, Europe can submit their proposals here:

www.emare.eu / call.emare.eu

Deadline for Applications: Thursday 20th of July 2016, 12.00 Central European Time (after which time the section of the website will be closed).

The 'European Media Art Network' (EMAN) was founded in 2007. EMAN developed from the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE), a project that was started in 1995. EMAN was founded by four key European media art institutions: Impakt (The Netherlands), InterSpace (Bulgaria), VIVID (Great Britain) and Werkleitz (Germany). Currently EMAN consists of FACT, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Great Britain), Bandits-Mages (France) and the two founding members Werkleitz and Impakt.

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

In 2007 and 2008 EMAN received support from the European Union's 'Culture 2007-2013' program to organize a series of residencies for European artists as part of the residency programs 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 organize a residency exchange for artists from Europe, Canada and Australia.