Open Call 2021 Artist in Residence Program

THIS CALL IS CLOSED! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST We are pleased to offer a fully funded 2 month Artist in Residence at the netart & digital culture initiative ‘mur.at’ in Graz, Austria.

This residency program offers the opportunity to develop and adapt existing artworks, offers the artist the appropriate accommodation, infrastructure and possible assistance within the ‘mur.at’ community to research, develop ideas, collaborate with others and produce digital artworks.

The residency is one part of the 2021 annual program ‘Paradigm Shifts’ and will take place before and during a worklab session with the same name. The worklab is organised as an “unconference” will take place in Graz (Austria) in spring 2021 and consists of a five-day program of public keynote speeches, discussions and hands-on workshops. Three major topics are elaborated and worked on: paradigm shifts in relation to (digital) ecologies, diversity and machine ethics. On the one hand, content-related impulses are contributed by the Artist in Residence, in addition, two impulse presentations on theoretical topics and practical workshops covering ‘essential tools and skills’ using Free and Open Source Software are organised by community members. The participant group of the worklab consists of local actors and external guests who are selected and invited via a seperate open call. Outcomes from the ‘Paradigm Shifts’ residency and worklab will be presented in an exhibition in November 2021.

Key data

  • Residency timeframe: March 1 to April 30, 2021 (2 months).
  • A fee of €3000.- and production costs (if needed) are covered.
  • Travel, accommodation and a workspace at ‘mur.at’ are provided.

Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic an alternative timeframe for the residency is scheduled for summer 2021.

Expectations & Outcome

  • The invited artist will participate and actively shape the worklab ‘Paradigm Shifts’.
  • Process documentation & the creation of one or several artworks.
  • Outcome of the residency and the working lab will be presented in an exhibition in November 2021 in Graz (Austria).

Procedure

  • We pre-review applications on a rolling basis! Application deadline: January 10, 2021.
  • Please send a single pdf file to: THIS CALL IS CLOSED! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST , Subject: ‘AIR21: Paradigm Shifts’** including:
    • a short bio (~150 words),
    • portfolio links and
    • a compelling project proposal.
  • Selection and awarding is done by ‘mur.at’ team and community members.

About us

Since 1999 ‘mur.at’ operates a server farm in Graz (Austria) and is connected to the global network via ACOnet (Austrian Science Network).

The NETWORK ‘mur.at’ is a virtual, constantly expanding platform of artists and cultural workers from different sectors for the development and promotion of network culture, Web-Art, Sound Art, Software Art and Media Art in general.

The INITIATIVE ‘mur.at’ is committed to technology development using Free/Libre & Open Source Software. Difference-forming media diversity, unrestricted flow of information and transparent knowledge transfer form the core content parameters of the NETWORK INITATIVE.

The TEAM ‘mur.at’ is organized as a self-administered, non-commercial company and forms the infrastructural basis (backbone) for the work of the ‘mur.at’ COMMUNITY at a high technical level. ‘mur.at’ creates conditions and expands the possibilities for net art and digital culture.

About the worklab format

For years ‘mur.at’ is organising worklabs as a core format within their yearly artistic program. Worklabs are “unconferences” lasting several days, to which open calls are invited. Mur.at creates a temporary space in which local artists, technicians as well as guests and experts can discuss topics from the field of digital technology, art and their social implications. People from different fields and with different backgrounds meet and work together on ideas and drafts that become the starting point for future projects, publications and productions of the current and coming year. The worklabs are therefore both incubators for concrete work and open space for discussion, where ideas, tools, practical and creative approaches are developed and tested.

The worklab ‘Paradigm Shifts’ will take place in spring (or summer) 2021 and consists of a five-day program of public keynote speeches, discussions and workshops. Three major topics are elaborated and worked on: paradigm shifts in relation to (digital) ecologies, diversity and machine ethics. On the one hand, content-related impulses come through the Artist in Residence, in addition, two impulse presentations on theoretical topics and practical workshops cover ‘essential tools and skills’. The participant group of the worklab consists of local actors and 5 external guests who are selected and invited via an open call.

Any questions? THIS CALL IS CLOSED! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

Letzter Update am 27.11.2020 14:00 Uhr