Call out for artists – European Light Expression Network (ENLIGHT)

The first round of residencies offered from the newly formed ENLIGHT project invites four European artists to undertake collaborative residencies developing public-realm artwork with technical teams based in Manchester (UK), Stavanger (NO) and Rome (IT).

Curated Place in partnership with MIRIAD at the Manchester School of Art (UK), I/O Lab in Stavanger (Norway), and Fondazione Mondo Digitale in Rome (Italy), are offering artists the opportunity to participate in a new programme and network producing and promoting light and sound artworks – exploring the meeting point of art, technology and design. Artists will be invited to undertake several short residencies with their host organisations – supported by their teams of technologists and technicians to create a new public realm work for exhibition in our existing festivals. The residencies are squarely focused on completing production for exhibition outside of traditional art spaces and developing the skills and networks of all involved.

Residencies will take place in the following production windows with hosts:
Manchester: September – December 2016
Norway: September – December 2016
Italy (2 opportunities): Late February – Early May 2017

Artists participating in this first round in Norway and Manchester will exhibit at the 2017 SPECTRA Festival in Aberdeen (Feb 9-12 2017) while the selected Artists in Italy will exhibit at the 2017 Rome Media Festival (Early May 2017) and SPECTRA 2018 (date TBC).

Theme: A New Light

Applicants must hold a valid passport from and reside in one of the following countries (passport and residency need not be the same state):

EU Member States:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Rep, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK

EEA / EFTA countries:
Norway and Iceland (not Switzerland)

“Candidate” countries:
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Moldova, Georgia

The project covres:

• Hosts’ support and personnel to develop their ideas, and the resources of the host organisation
• All travel, accommodation and a sustenance budget
• An artist bursary of €2000 fee ring-fenced from all other costs
• Marketing for the project
• Introduction to local cultural partners and peers in the host cities
• An exhibition of the work in Aberdeen/Rome

Deadline: 22 July

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