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Art Explora x Cité internationale des arts residency programme

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The Art Explora x Cité internationale des arts residency programme gives artists and researchers from around the world the opportunity to develop research and creative work in the heart of Paris, in connection with the French artistic and professional scene. It encourages creation in all its forms while facilitating its dissemination to the greatest number of people. The work of the residents focuses on the themes of scientific and technological exploration and addresses the major social and environmental issues of our time.

Art Explora has 8 residential studios in the Cité internationale des arts of Montmartre and welcomes about twenty artists in residency each year.

 

Two programs are proposed:

SOLO Programme 

For artists only. 

Each resident will benefit from:  

  • A 6-month residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Montmartre  

  • A studio apartment of about 50m2 (only one double bed), fully equipped and furnished  

  • A grant of 1,000 euros per month  

  • A production grant of up to 3,000 euros, delivered upon justification and according to the specificity of the project

  • A round trip to the residence 

 

DUO Programme 

For a collaboration between an artist and a researcher or scientist, or an artist collective. 

Each resident will benefit from:  

  • A 3-month residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Montmartre  

  • A studio apartment of about 50m2 (only one double bed), fully equipped and furnished  

  • A grant of 1,000 euros per month  

  • A production grant of up to 3,000 euros, delivered upon justification and according to the specificity of the project

  • A round trip to the residence  

NB: Each studio is composed of one bedroom with a double bed, a workspace, a kitchen and a bathroom and can host one resident.

 

Both programmes are open to artists and researchers of all nationalities, with no age limit and who can justify a minimum of five years of professional activity.  

Candidates are invited to propose a residency project that questions major contemporary issues, the links between art and science, new technologies and social and environmental issues.

 

Eligible artistic disciplines: visual arts, performing arts, digital art.  

Eligible areas of research: humanities, social sciences, sciences, technological innovation & sustainable development, art criticism & exhibition curating.  

 

Around 20 residents are selected each year. In addition to evaluating the candidate’s professional background, the members of the jury pay particular attention to the quality of the project, its link with the theme of the residency (the links between art, science, new technologies and social and environmental issues) and the importance of its location in France for the advancement of the research.  

 

The selection committee is made up of leading figures from the world of art and research :

- Magalí Arriola (Mexico): Art critic and Director of the Museo Tamayo of Contemporary Art 

- Diana Campbell Betancourt (USA & Bangladesh): Artistic Director of the Samdani Art Foundation and Chief Curator of the Dhaka Art Summit 

- Emanuele Coccia (Italy): Philosopher and Associate Professor at EHESS  

- Isabelle Gaudefroy (France): Deputy Artistic Director of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain 

- Simon Njami (Cameroon & Switzerland): Writer, curator, essayist and art critic.

- Hans Ulrich Obrist (UK & Switzerland): Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries 

 

Registration is free. Interested artists or researchers must submit an online project in English or French (no other language accepted) that includes: 

  • A description of the artistic project or research that will be developed during the residency (general description, steps of the project…): 3500 characters max. (not including spaces) that can be accompanied by visuals 

  • A cover letter that especially details the importance of being in France for your project (conceptual, geographical, practical, social... link): 2 pages max. 

  • A portfolio of past projects relevant to the project that is proposed: 20 pages max. (30 pages for DUO applicants)

  • A detailed resume or biography: 5 pages max. 

 

The call for applications opens on September 27th, 2022 until November 4th, 2022 at 23:59 (Paris time). 

Results will be announced in January 2023 for residencies from March to August 2023 (Session 1) and in May 2023 for residencies from September 2023 to February 2024 (Session 2). 

 

APPLY HERE: https://art-explora.wiin.io/en/applications/residences-art-explora-2023 

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Paris
Deadline: 
04/November/2022
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DARK MATTERS

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Science Gallery Melbourne is inviting proposals for projects to be included in our 2023 exhibition ‘Dark Matters’, which will be developed in collaboration with Arts at CERN and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics. This open call is extended to everyone, from every level of experience and from every discipline and from every culture. First Peoples, Queer, CALD, BIPOC, Neuro-diverse, Disabled People and people from the Deaf community are encouraged to apply.

Dark Matters explores the fundamental essence of life and the universe and how so much of it remains a mystery to us. We don’t know what makes up about 95% of our universe – which we believe is dark energy (70%) and dark matter (25%). Dark matter consists of a mysterious substance that does not present an interaction with electromagnetic forces, which means it does not absorb, reflect it, or emit light.

In an era defined by the power of modelling data, technology and simulations, the search for dark matter can be seen as a symbol of the limits of our cognitive experience - will we ever fully understand it? What other unseen or unspoken materiality’s and forces are at play in our lives? How can the search for dark matter help us imagine new possibilities for life, our relationship with non-human entities and systems? How can we build creative technologies and tools that help us access new environments and understandings that are undefinable, unmeasurable, and unsettling? We want to consider how the hypothesis of dark matter changes how we think about ourselves, both on an individual level and on a planetary and universal scale.

This open call invites you to propose projects, tools, scenarios, and relational experiences that enable a deeper exploration of this extraordinary experience we call life and nature and all the dark matter than flows under it, runs through it and collides with it.

Potential subthemes:

Speculations about dark matter and the unknowns and mysteries of our universe

The future of science, technology, and life on Earth

How we envisage the future and whether we imagine a better world or not

The elementary nature of things and our understanding of them

The disappearance of time and our subjective experiences of this

How we view things in our own image and the limits of this

Unseen, unspoken or taboo ideas or forces

The continuously expanding universe, a curved spacetime born 14 billion years ago

Dart matter as a social metaphor for urgent conversations around critical race theory, social justice, and the climate emergency and the underlying forces that make these things an issue

Family, ancestry, community, and the invisible bonds that tie us together through space and time

First Peoples knowledges and cultural practices and their contributions to our understanding of universe, Indigenous and Afro Futurism.

DARK MATTERS will be curated in collaboration with Mónica Bello, Head of Arts at CERN and a curatorial panel of young people.

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You can respond directly to these ideas, or you can think laterally; we love an idea that is head scratching, then eyebrow raising and then pupil dilating, as we become awed by the brilliance of your mind. And of course, you can raise a related question or subtheme we have not even considered yet!

We look for creative proposals that really consider the audiences experiences and disrupt the idea that galleries are places where you only view things. We also love projects that are experimental, take risk, produce new knowledge, raise new questions, or provide new experiences that have the potential to change the way someone thinks. And most of all, we love projects that are interesting to the young people (15–25-year old's) who are at the heart of everything we do.

Projects can be new, in-development or existing works that have already been presented. They can take any form and involve any equipment or materials. The exhibition will be on for approximately 4 months, so this should be taken into consideration. However, projects can be evolving and dynamic and continue to experiment with time and space and take risk over this time.

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Up to $8,000 AUD (Australian Dollar)
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Typically, projects selected via our open calls are funded for up to $8,000 AUD (Australian Dollar), which would include all fees, materials, and travel costs. In this application we are just looking for a general sense of your projects viability within this scope and budgets will be discussed if your project makes it to the second stage of interviews. Projects with co-funding will be considered (please include confirmation letters with your support material or demonstrate your plan to secure it and contingencies for downscaling the work if the extra funding is not secured).

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Science Gallery Melbourne
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05/August/2022

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EXPERIMENT A - Open call for scientists & choreographers

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EXPERIMENT A – Artistic Residency

Open call for scientists & choreographers

September - November 2022

Flux Laboratory Athens launches a new residency program aimed at choreographers and scientists-researchers with an interest in exploring the creative collaboration between artistic practice & scientific research. The theme is open and the primary aim is to synthesize a distinctive blend of research interests and people that leaves room for exchange, dialogue, inspiration and co-creation developing on the fringes of the respective disciplines.

One choreographer and one scientist will be selected for the Fall 22’ session September 15th - November 15th in order to collaborate intensely over a condensed time frame. Through their personal methodologies and interests they will seek a common ground,  so as to transform their joint research into a choreographic outcome. The mission of Flux Laboratory Athens is to function as a unique incubator of synergies that will gradually evolve outside its walls, providing experimentation time and resources.

The residency process will be followed and recorded by transdisciplinary researcher, curator and program engagement specialist for the international organization Leonardo/ISAST, Christiana Kazakou, who will act as a mentor, external observer and connetcting link between disciplines.

 

The Residency

Duration: 2 months (15 September - 15 November) 

Fee: 1200€ per participant 

Additional fee for production costs: 2000€ 

Final outcomes: 2 presentations of the research in progress & 1 workshop open to the public

*Please note: Flux Laboratory Athens doesn’t cover travel & accommodation costs.

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Fee: 1200€ per participant
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Fee: 1200€ per participant 

Additional fee for production costs: 2000€ 

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Flux Laboratory Athens (Geronta 12, Plaka) & in various spaces after consultation with the selected scientist.
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01/July/2022

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Artists in Residence October 2022- April 2023

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Calling all painters, novelists, climate activists, photographers, biologists, composers, poets, journalists, architects, film makers, performers, inventors, botanists, curators, foresters, ceramicists, playwrights, illustrators, oceanographers, print makers and change makers: 

Each year, the Sitka Center awards residencies to individuals and collaborators exploring art, ecology and the fertile space in-between. Residency durations range from two weeks to three months.

Sitka residency experiences include:

Private living and studio space on the Sitka campus

Time and space for self-driven work surrounded by the inspiring Cascade Head coastal landscape and ecosystem

A supportive community of fellow residents from diverse backgrounds and practices

Kayak and canoe access

Opportunities to share your work with the community

Some residencies come with a $500 per week stipend

Sitka Center is located on the Oregon coast and adjacent to the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area, Cascade Head Experimental Forest, the Cascade Head UNESCO Biosphere and Marine Reserves and the Salmon River Estuary. Sitka acknowledges and thanks the First Peoples of this land who today are represented by the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. 

Sitka is committed to equity and welcomes people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences. Bringing together people from different backgrounds and fields of expertise is core to Sitka's art and ecology mission. From climate change and environmental justice to systemic racism and cultural appropriation, diverse perspectives help spark new ideas and collaborative approaches to address today's challenges in creative ways.

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Some residencies come with a $500 per week stipend
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15/April/2022
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The Uncook Book

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“THE UNCOOK BOOK” – CAN YOU HELP UNCOOK THE PLANET?

OPEN CALL WITH A CLIMATE MISSION FOR ARTISTS AROUND THE WORLD

-        COMBAT CLIMATE NEGATIVITY BY INSPIRING & SPREADING HOPE ABOUT THE EXISTING SOLUTIONS TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS USING YOUR ART

-        A CHANCE TO BE PUBLISHED IN A UNIQUE BOOK WHICH FUSES SCIENCE & ART – MAKING CLIMATE SOLUTIONS INSPIRING FOR EVERYDAY PEOPLE

-        BE PART OF A CHANGE-MAKING CREATIVE COMMUNITY

-  SUBMIT YOUR ART AT UNCOOK-BOOK.COM

“Science has a communication problem that art can solve.”

Thale Fastvold, Norwegian artist

To mark the exceptionally important COP26, Given, the agency for purpose-driven brands, is inviting artists working in all disciplines and from around the world, to be part of a unique project designed to combat the rhetoric of doom and gloom surrounding climate change. “The Uncook Book: How to Unbake the Planet” will use the artwork of selected artists to decode and communicate science’s most powerful solutions to the climate emergency. – making these scientific concepts accessible, mainstream and inspiring. Artists whose work is selected will not only have the chance to see their work published and be part of a unique change-making community, they will also be using their creativity to bring uplifting and hopeful climate solutions to the wider world in an impactful way. Profits from the sale of “The Uncook Book” will go to a climate positive charity.

“The Uncook Book” is not the answer to the climate crisis, but it is a call to hope for both head and heart. It is a stretched out hand to anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by the scale of the issue, those who want to make a change but don’t know where to start, or for people who simply want to believe that change is possible. That isn’t just optimism, it’s science. Genuine, science-based solutions to fixing the climate crisis do exist but don’t usually make the headlines. Given’s “The Uncook Book” will tap-into those within the scientific community who are championing climate solutions - solutions that are not about tinkering around the edges, but are reimagining our future. A future that means we can all thrive - us, our neighbours and our natural world.

But where science and theory haven’t been able to reach, creativity can. Using artists, “The Uncook Book” will fuse science and storytelling, logic and creative expression to spread real hope and inspiration that change is possible. Artists can use any creative medium they choose and will be tasked to capture 3 key concepts in a simple and inspirational way: unbake how we consume, unbake how we live and unbake what we value. Each concept will describe the problem, the scientific solution and artists will be invited to submit their take on real life examples which put the solution into practice.

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Get published in a unique book which fuses science and art, be part of a change-making creative community and help combat climate negativity with your art.
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Artists whose work is selected will not only have the chance to see their work published and be part of a unique change-making community, they will also be using their creativity to bring uplifting and hopeful climate solutions to the wider world in an impactful way. Profits from the sale of “The Uncook Book” will go to a climate positive charity.

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31/December/2021

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Seeking proposals for art-climate-science collaborations

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Broto: Art-Climate-Science is an emerging art-sci collaboration conference and community pointed at successful climate endgames. The transdisciplinary organization is asking for proposals for a single paid collaboration team. Each team must include at least one of each of the following — artist, scientist and observer — who will work together on a new project to test our Collaboration Blueprint. 

Broto has evolved as a unique opportunity for artists and scientists to collaborate in substantive, real-time, mutual and credible processes without the burden of outcome. The Broto inspiration is to add into the collaboration an “observer” role — the collaborator tasked with communicating, synthesising and mainstreaming the findings of the collaboration. In this model, artists and observers are equal to scientists in their contributions, sharing knowledge, co-creating innovations and experimenting freely.

Applications will be vetted by art-sci peers and the selected team will:

  • Test the model for strengths, weaknesses and improvements,
  • Be documented as they move through their process and
  • Communicate their experiences in a forthcoming Broto conference panel.

The collaboration period is up to one year and budgets and stipends, inclusive, will be capped at $5,000.

Have questions? Tune in for our informational webinar on March 8th!

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01/April/2021

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