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Open Call for Artist in Residence« in the context of 11. Darmstadt Photography Days

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»Artist in Residence«

in the context of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days«

on Rosenhöhe, Atelierhaus Ludwig-Engel-Weg 1, Darmstadt (DE)

On the occasion of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days« (24 April to 03 May, 2020), the festival’s organizers and the society of »Kultur einer Digitalstadt« (»Culture of a Digitalized City») provide an opportunity to international artists to apply for a three-month artist’s residence at Atelierhaus Ludwig-Engel-Weg 1 on Rosenhöhe in Darmstadt, Germany. Emanating from this year’s topic of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days«, the residence is supposed to enable the artist(s) to escape from everyday life, with the aim of finishing or devoloping an art project.

The results of the residence will be exhibited in the Atelierhaus during the festival.As a precondition, artists have to give up a short personal statement (preferably via their social media profiles) explaining why exactly they deserve to receive the possibility of escaping their everyday life with the residence.

The programme — This is what you can expect:

Time Period: 03 February to 03 May, 2020

The Possibility to live and work at an inspiring space (resort + artists’ colony), expenses of the residence to be beared by the programme (no participation fee for the artist(s))

Preparation and realization of a solo-exhibition, vernissage in line with the opening of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days« on 24 April, 2020

Artist talk/ public presentation to an audience in April 2020

The programme’s benefits:

Living in a fully furnished three-room apartment house on Rosenhöhe (built in the 1960s, recently renovated in 2018)

Artist’s fee of 1,500 EUR per month (three months in total)

Your own working space, in close proximity to the adjacent Atelierhaus, equipped with a kitchenette and desk

The Atelierhaus at your disposal for the exhibition

Travel allowance for your travel to/ from Rosenhöhe from/to your current place of residence; necessary research travels during the residence within the Rhine-Main-area supported by the programme

Joint conception, assumption of production costs (up to 2,000 EUR) as well as support during the installation of the solo-exhibition in the context of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days«

Promotion of the production process of your project via the means of communication of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days« and the society of »Kultur einer Digitalstadt«, ideally throughout the production process; documentation of the whole project

Curatorial and professional supervision by the project management provided to the artist(s) in residence, as well as interesting meetings, exhibitions and events within the art scene of Darmstadt

Research support 

Bike, Wifi, a DIN A4 b/w printer as well as information material about Darmstadt will be provided

 

Personal contribution and responsibilities of the artist(s):

Towels and bed linen have to be brought along

Subsistence costs

Insurances and, if necessary, costs for a visum have to be organized and paid for in full by the artist(s)

A deterrent fee of 500 EUR as part of the total costs of production for material/ production of the work and solo-exhibition is expected to be paid by the artist(s). The work realized within the period of the residence will become the artist’s property 

Organization of the artist(s)’ travel to/ from the residence and necessary transports have to be organized by the artist(s); refund of costs through the programme only possible after previous consultation with the organizers

Equipment, technology, media (computer, phone, camera etc.) to be brought along, and if necessary insured by the artist(s) for the period of the residence

The artist(s)in residence agree to the gratuitous and temporally unlimited supply and use of photo- and information material of their works within the context of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days« as well as publications by the society of »Kultur einer Digitalstadt«

A high willingness to cooperate towards the festivals’ and society’s team in preparations of the solo-exhibition is expected from the artist(s)

 

Background information about the residence’s location

At the end of the 19th century, an artists’ colony was founded in Darmstadt, as it was common in other places in Germany at the same time as well. Between 1899 and 1914, several renowned artists of the art nouveau lived and worked on Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt. In the 1960s, the city of Darmstadt established a new colony for artists. For this, seven studio- and residential houses, planned by Rolf Prange, Rudolf Kramer, Bert Seidel, Heribert Hausmann and Reinhold Kargel, were errected at the Park Rosenhöhe (adjacent to Mathildenhöhe) from 1965 to 1967. Among others, writer Heinrich Schirmbeck, poet Karl Krolow, art historian Hans Maria Wingler and sculptor Wilhelm Loth lived and worked here.

In 2018, the house previously owned by Family Hensel was completely furnished with financial means of the city and has since been in use of the society of »Kultur einer Digitalstadt«. The society’s aim is to try out different ways of events and support for both artists, researchers and experts within various and interdisciplinary fields of practice, in the Atelierhaus Ludwig-Engel-Weg 1. The studio- and residential houses combined constitute an architectural ensemble. The other six identical building complexes on Rosenhöhe are partially occupied by artists. An open garden connects the settlement’s houses with each other. Through the adjacent Mathildenhöhe, the historical artists’ colony and the neighbouring Hochschule Darmstadt/ Faculty of Design, Atelierhaus Ludwig-Engel-Weg 1 additionally becomes a place with special importance for the contemporary artists living there for a limited period of time.

»Bizarre Escapes — Humour in Photography«

About this year’s topic of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days«

Humour and photography share more common aspects than is superficially apparent. Both of them probe the status quo, exaggerate events and process experiences from a specifically selected viewpoint. With pointed precision, photography employs odd perspectives in order to visualize, in concentrated moments or by means of unconventional staging, the world in which we live. Only through captivated contemplation can we gain new insights. Humour charmingly takes a look at the everyday, sketching its opposite with a slightly displaced gaze, playing with superficial associations – and causing things below the surface to flare up. Humour or satire in the image are able to visualize comical situations, surprising turns and unexpected contradictions. 

The distanced or displaced mode of contemplation conveys new perspectives to us – and ideally, societal action can be derived from the unexpected findings. At all events, these findings make the gravity of life more bearable and query our attitudes, values and prejudices.

 

A jury, consisting of the following members, will chose one or more suitable candidates for the residence:

Lukas Einsele (CEO of the society of »Kultur einer Digitalstadt«)

Julia Reichelt (Director of Kunstforum of TU Darmstadt)

Alexandra Lechner (photographer/ founding member of »Darmstadt Photography Days«/ RAY-Curator)

Gregor Schuster (photographer/ founding member of »Darmstadt Photography Days«)

Deadline: 
12/15/2019
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Computational Arts Studio Practicum | Visual Arts

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Overview

Studio Practicum programs provide an opportunity for participants to expand and enhance their technical skills in mediums supported by Banff Centre’s Visual Arts production facilities. 

This program offers practical experience supporting Visual Arts residency programs and artists in residence as they engage with interdisciplinary approaches toward art-making in the Digital Media facilities. Computational Arts Studio Practicum participants will also engage with experienced artists from a range of disciplines (including printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and photography) who seek to integrate new methods into their practice.

Participants will receive mentorship and feedback from the Digital Media Facilitator as they learn skills for supporting artists’ projects, maintenance, and safe operation of equipment. Primary areas of focus include 3D printing, laser engraving, 3D scanning, and video art. Additional opportunities may arise in CNC fabrication, interactive media, and electronics. 

What does the program offer?

Learning opportunities will arise through the direct engagement with artists-in-residence, demonstrations, and regular mentorship from the Digital Media Facilitator. Individual learning objectives and goals are determined in consultation with the mentor at the beginning of the program. Digital arts are the principal focus of this program, however supplementary learning opportunities may be offered in other Visual Arts disciplines as well. Participants will receive mentorship to strengthen their technical and artistic knowledge, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving skills. In addition to supporting artists in their specific production facilities, all Studio Practicum Participants will collectively prepare and maintain studio spaces for Visual Arts residencies. 
 
The regular course of study for the Computational Arts Studio Practicum is 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Participants have the opportunity to spend one weekday focused on independent study, while the other four weekdays are dedicated to supporting the Computational Arts Studio Practicum, artists in residence, and regular departmental projects.

Who should apply?

This program is suited for recent graduates of studio-based programs with an emphasis on digital fabrication, interactive media, and inter-disciplinary practices. Animation, video, and audio experience is also an asset. The program offers experience within a professional organization for those seeking careers as studio technicians or production assistants, or those in pursuit of graduate studies. Applicants must exhibit foundational skills in various digital technologies through their portfolio submissions. 

Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
Dates: April 13, 2020 - April 09, 2021

Eligibility

As this program exceeds six months in length, enrollment is limited to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. This is due to changes made by the Government of Canada to international student visa regulations, effective June 1, 2014. 

Prizes: 

Application fee: $65

Indigenous applicants: $35

The tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.

Successful applicants will receive a daily living allowance while part of the program. Practicums are responsible for their own room and board costs but are eligible for subsidized Banff Centre housing based on availability

Deadline: 
01/15/2020
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Call for Artists: CURRENTS New Media 2020

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Be a part of our 2020 Artist Lineup!

Artist submissions are now open for CURRENTS 2020 New Media Festival.

With 10 years of new media production, display, and support in its wheelhouse, CURRENTS New Media has become known as one of the leading emerging media arts festival in the States. 

Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, CURRENTS brings together the work of established and emerging new media artists from the USA and around the world.  The CURRENTS team is excited to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our next festival: #CURRENTS2020. 

We invite artists across all mediums of electronic art and new media to apply.

Submission Deadline: November 5, 2019

2020 Festival Dates: June 12 – 21

This year’s categories include:


•   Installations (Interactive and Non-Interactive)


•   Outdoor Installations and Projections


•   Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments


•   Robotics


•   Multimedia Performance


•   Digitally Generated Objects (i.e. 3D Printing)


•   Interactive Installations for Children


•   Single Channel Video and Animation


•   Experimental Documentary

Fee: $25 for single submission, $20 per submission for multiple submissions

CURRENTS New Media provides the community with opportunities to experience new media arts in traditional venues, public and outdoor spaces.


Parallel Studios creates a platform for new media artists to develop and share innovative work. Our yearly festival and ongoing educational programs provide environments that give the public access to immersive and expansive art experiences.


The festival is the result of a collaboration between Parallel Studios, its partners throughout the city, and the many volunteers who invest their time to support this project. 

Deadline: 
11/05/2019

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$25 for single submission, $20 per multiple submission
Contact & Links: 

Call for Artists: CURRENTS New Media 2020

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Be a part of our 2020 Artist Lineup!
Artist submissions are now open for CURRENTS 2020 New Media Festival.

With 10 years of new media production, display, and support in its wheelhouse, CURRENTS New Media has become known as one of the leading emerging media arts festival in the States. 

Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, CURRENTS brings together the work of established and emerging new media artists from the USA and around the world.  The CURRENTS team is excited to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our next festival: #CURRENTS2020

We invite artists across all mediums of electronic art and new media to apply.

Submission Deadline: November 5, 2019

2020 Festival Dates: June 12 – 21

This year’s categories include:


•   Installations (Interactive and Non-Interactive)


•   Outdoor Installations and Projections


•   Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments


•   Robotics


•   Multimedia Performance


•   Digitally Generated Objects (i.e. 3D Printing)


•   Interactive Installations for Children


•   Single Channel Video and Animation


•   Experimental Documentary

Fee: $25 for single submission, $20 per submission for multiple submissions

CURRENTS New Media provides the community with opportunities to experience new media arts in traditional venues, public and outdoor spaces.


Parallel Studios creates a platform for new media artists to develop and share innovative work. Our yearly festival and ongoing educational programs provide environments that give the public access to immersive and expansive art experiences.


The festival is the result of a collaboration between Parallel Studios, its partners throughout the city, and the many volunteers who invest their time to support this project. 

Deadline: 
11/05/2019

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$25 for single submission, $20 per multiple submission
Contact & Links: 

Video Practicum

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Dates: October 14, 2019 - October 02, 2020

Overview

Working closely with Media + Production staff and artists, the Video Practicum will assist with a variety of projects from inception and development through to completion and delivery.

Over the course of the program, practicum participants will collaborate with producers, directors, camera operators, sound recordists, and video editors on a range of project genres including (but not limited to): marketing/promotional, documentary, and live capture.

What does the program offer?

Practical skills are matured through hands-on video production, including studio and location set-up, lighting, assisting the camera crew, and operating camera. These skills will be applied to a range of production and program styles. 

Organizational, logistical, and diplomacy skills are exercised through assistance to the camera crew. Duties include loading/unloading grip and camera equipment, marking and operating clapperboards, keeping meticulous and accurate camera notes and production reports, transcribing, charging batteries for camera and accessories, offloading camera media, and ensuring ongoing communication between production and post-production crews. 

Practicum participants will also have the opportunity to attend formal Banff Centre lectures, workshops, and events, and expand their personal artistic network.

Who should apply?

Do you have a keen interest in the craft of video/filmmaking, a willingness to learn, and a desire to broaden your experience? If yes, we'd love to hear from you! 

As well as being passionate about filmmaking, you'll have a production background, a good understanding of the production process, and experience working with a camera team and videographers. You'll have an understanding of film and television lighting for studio and location scenarios and will be familiar with a variety of HD video cameras including professional broadcast and DSLR, with a keen interest to excel in an EFP (Electronic Field Production) workflow.

Previous experience working with sound recordists and video editors is an asset. The successful applicant will have strong organizational abilities, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and will be highly computer literate with experience in Microsoft Suite.

Application fee: $65

*The tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.

Successful applicants will receive a daily living allowance while part of the program. Practicums are responsible for their own room and board costs but are eligible for subsidized Banff Centre housing based on availability.

 

Deadline: 
08/28/2019
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Digital Media Studio Practicum | Visual Arts

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Studio Practicum programs provide an opportunity for participants to expand and enhance their technical skills in mediums supported by Banff Centre’s Visual Arts production facilities. 

This program offers practical experience in the areas of audio, animation, interactive media, computational media, digital fabrication, video production, and post-production for use in artistic practice.

Digital Media Studio Practicum participants will receive mentorship and feedback from the Digital Media Facilitator, and assist in the delivery of Visual Arts residency programs and events. Participants learn maintenance and safe operation of equipment, and provide assistance to the Digital Media Facilitator, in support of artists in residence utilizing the digital media production facilities.

What does the program offer?

Learning opportunities will arise through workshops, demonstrations, and instruction in studio training. Individual learning objectives and goals are determined in consultation with a mentor at the beginning of the program. Digital media is the principal focus of this program, however supplementary learning opportunities may be offered in other Visual Arts disciplines throughout the program.

Practicum participants will experience hands-on learning in support of artist projects in Visual Arts residency programs. Participants will receive mentorship to strengthen their technical and artistic knowledge, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving skills.

The regular course of study for the Digital Media Studio Practicum is 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Participants have the opportunity to spend one weekday focused on independent study, while the other four weekdays are dedicated to supporting the Digital Media Facilitator, artists in residence, and regular departmental projects.

Who should apply?

This program is suited for recent graduates of studio-based programs with an emphasis on Digital Media. The program offers experience within a professional organization for those seeking careers as studio technicians or production assistants, or those in pursuit of graduate studies. Applicants must exhibit foundational skills in various digital media through their portfolio submissions. 

Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.

Application fee: $65

Indigenous applicants: $35

*The Tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.

Successful applicants will receive a daily living allowance while part of the program. 

Dates: January 06 - December 11, 2020

Deadline: 
08/14/2019
Contact & Links: 
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