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20 Aug 2023

Beta festival and transmediale residency 2023

Beta festival (Dublin) and transmediale (Berlin) are calling for applications from artists working with digital technology based in or from either Germany or Ireland for a two-month residency programme in Berlin, Dublin, and online between September and November 2023. 

From anxieties about AI development to the rapid changes in atmospheric conditions, news and media deliver a foreboding interpretation of the world/future. Despite potential solutions for a less dystopian tomorrow, profit-seeking algorithmic systems exploit political drama instead of encouraging meaningful action, contributing to distraction rather than engagement. 

Recognising that the never-ending doom renders us passive spectators, transmediale x Beta residency welcomes new or ongoing projects that question what kind of politics and effects emerge from this dependency. 

Residency conditions

The call is open to artists working with digital technology from/based in Germany, and from/based in Ireland. The two-month hybrid residency will take place online, in Dublin and Berlin between October and November. 

  • Online: 2–15 October 
  • Dublin: 16 October – 5 November 
  • Berlin: 6–26 November

Each resident will be provided with a fee of 4,000 EUR, a production budget of 1,500 EUR, and travel and accommodation to Berlin and Dublin. 

Selected residents will present their project during Beta festival in Dublin (November) and transmediale festival in Berlin (February 2024). 

In Dublin, residents will have access to a shared working space at The Digital Hub/Beta Festival in Dublin. In Berlin, the residency takes place at transmediale studio, a shared working space with the capacity to produce small scale works, presentations, and events. Residents will have access to spaces for fabrication and production where necessary. 

Application guidelines

Deadline: 20 August 2023