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De:Formal Online Residency





De:Formal is pleased to announce our new online residency program, a response to creating art and building community during the time of social distancing. The residency program is a virtual space for artists to explore and create, to build international communities, and to have dedicated time and space for experimenting on something new.

Our goal is to create a no-cost and easily accessible environment that allows artists to experiment with novel ideas, host virtual happenings, or anything else that inspires the artist. We are creating a platform dedicated to promoting art that is made and exhibited through the browser. It is a love letter to and an experiment in, digital art, and the internet.

We provide each artist with a temporary Wix account to explore digital studio practice. Wix is an easy-to-use and flexible website builder that will function as your studio / blank canvas / performance stage / streaming channel / community space for the duration of the program. We will promote work in progress, artist events, and other related material through our social media throughout the program.

The residency program lasts for one month, the first three weeks are dedicated to studio time, research, and creating online work through the provided web portal. The last week is for presentation and celebration. Residents have the option of having live streams of your work, hosting virtual artist talks, online Q&A, themed webinar, live performance through Twitch/Zoom/Instagram Live, and any other online activities. 

Each participating artist will be given an interview feature on De:Formal alongside the residency.


De:Formal Online Residency hosts one artist in resident at a time on a monthly rotation

Each resident receives a $60 artist fee on the last day of residency

Each resident is expected to treat the program like any other on-site residencies, please be prepared to spend dedicated time each day on researching, creating, or thinking about your digital studio practice

Each resident has the option to host online events during the last week of the program

Each resident is expected to deliver work in progress material for social media promotion at least twice a week

Each resident is expected to participate in an artist interview feature

Residents may create whatever they like through the web portal provided, but any kind of hate speech and discriminatory contents will not be allowed

Residents who wish to include adult contents should have a warning of some kind before users enter the site


We welcome artists working in all medium, from anywhere in the world, with access to a computer and internet to apply! To apply, please prepare the listed required material and fill out the application form.

A brief proposal that includes why would you like to participate residency program, what do you plan to make, and themes of research for the duration of the program

A short biographical statement that includes information about your background and your practice, please do not send us the kind that lists exhibition history, etc..

Selected artists will be announced and contacted via email within two weeks after the application deadline

Prize summary: 
All residents receive a $60 artist fee on the last day of the residency
Prizes Details: 

All residents receive a $60 artist fee on the last day of the residency.

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