Open Calls

HereNow Residency at SPACE Art + Technology

SPACE Art +Technology residencies are a community of experimental thought and practice. The programme is a period of development, immersion and investigation for artists developing research and questions at the nexus of art and technology.

Residents participate in activities across SPACE programmes – leading talks, workshops, being a part of educational programming, directing research initiatives and presenting their work.

Residency: 19 September 2017 – 13 December 17
Application Deadline: Sunday, June 18, 2017 (11:59pm, GMT +2)

The HereNow Residency is conceived as a period of development, immersion and critical investigation. Practitioners will be selected in recognition of their proposal’s compatibility with the critical and experimental nature of the three-month residency structure, where the focus is on process over product.

1. a situation, way, or place where two things come together and affect each other

HereNow explores the methods by which virtual interfaces are carving out new spaces of engagement, considering interfaces as sensory layers between worlds and subjects.

Questioning the functional, aesthetic and socio-political experiences of new forms of virtual interfaces, the programme will consider their potential to reconfigure the way we interact with reality as we know it.

Submissions are welcomed from practitioners whose work engages with and responds to this provocation.

The selected artist will receive:

A travel allowance from Finland to the UK
Accommodation in Martello Cottage
24-hour studio and equipment access
A stipend of £1800
A production allowance of £1000
Curatorial support and programming opportunities

To apply, applicants must submit the following by using an online application form:

Proposal for new project or production to be developed or completed during the residency period
Proposal for an artist led workshop to investigate their subject collaboratively
Artist bio and CV
Examples of previous work (all image / video / sound samples should be stored and shared online by using platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc)
Please note that applications sent by e-mail without using the online application form will not be taken into consideration.

The selections will be made by a jury consisting of representatives of HIAP, The Finnish Institute in London and SPACE. The selected artists will be notified by the end of June 2017.