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17 Feb 2012

UK | Culture Lab - Isis Arts Residency call


Culture Lab & ISIS Arts Residency Programme - proposals invited from artists and researchers in creative art, design and technology for 2012 residency in Newcastle, NE England, based at Culture Lab, Newcastle University.


Culture Lab and ISIS Arts are excited to be launching their second joint, open call for a Resident in 2012. Proposals are invited from practitioners and researchers from across the spectrum of creative art, design and technology to undertake research in Culture Lab for a minimum of 3 weeks between 1 April – 14 December 2012.

An interest in one of the following topics is desirable but applications are also invited from candidates with other interests:

- Data Visualisation / Interactive Visualisation

- New Ways of Interaction and Communication

- Audiovisual and Sound Interfaces/ Biofeedback Applications

- Digital Fabrication

- Social, Cultural and Ethical Practice of Emerging Technologies

You would have use of Culture Lab’s research facilities and equipment, a fee of £2500 (to include travel, accommodation and materials). Based at Newcastle University, Culture Lab, is:

- A centre for creative inquiry in the broadest sense of the term

- A world class research facility for experimentation in interactive media

- A university resource to incubate and facilitate interdisciplinary activity

- A leader in the region’s cultural ecology, providing knowledge for a digital society.

What we require from you:

- To engage with research staff and students from a variety of disciplines.

- To deliver an introductory lecture on working practice and work to be undertaken at Culture Lab.

- To maintain a project blog on Culture Lab’s web presence.

- To contribute to the Experimental Media Research Group activities.

- To deliver one Lunch Bites session to the Culture Lab community on a specific topic related to the research/practice.

- To deliver one lecture on a specific topic related to the research/practice to a broader arts-community audience, at ISIS Arts.

- Deliver a public exhibition/performance at Culture Lab, at the end of your residency.

- The emphasis for this residency is on research not on finished art work.

What we will provide:

- Access to Culture Lab’s highly sought after research facilities which range from an 8-camera motion capture system to a professional standard recording studio and Digital Fabrication Lab.

- Access to ISIS Arts studio spaces for visiting artists.

- Integration into Culture Lab’s community of research staff and students, and ISIS Art’s regional community of artists and practitioners.

- A budget of up to £2500 to offset costs of production, living expenses, travel and accommodation.

Selection criteria:

- The ability to research, interpret and present ideas.

- Experience of using digital media in the creation of art works.

- Experience of working on fixed term residencies with deadlines.

- A professional practice, students not eligible

How To Apply

Please submit, via email, to Sarah Greenhalgh (Sarah.Greenhalgh@newcastle.ac.uk) the following:

- A project proposal (up to 2-sides of A4), detailing residency activities and proposed work plan for minimum 3-week period (which can be consecutive or non-consecutive weeks). Include in this document how the residency will further the artistic/research direction you have proposed, as well as a description of a proposed format for public presentation at the end of the residency.

- A budget detailing your proposed use of up to £2500 residency grant.

- Work sample, submitted via a link to a website (Please do not submit

attachments via email).

- The dates you would prefer to undertake the residency.

- A curriculum vitae, outlining recent work, exhibition, performance and research activities.

If you have any questions about this opportunity or the application process please contact either: Charlie Gregory, ISIS Arts Project Coordinator via charlotte@isisarts.org.uk or +44 (0)191 261 4407 or Sarah Greenhalgh, Culture Lab Administrator via sarah.greenhalgh@newcastle.ac.uk

Selection will take place by the End of February 2012, all applicants will be notified of the decision in March 2012.