08.02.2021

Light Moves Festival of Screendance > ‘Open Futures’ Residency for Dance and the Digital Arts (Ireland)

Organised by Ireland’s Light Moves Festival, Open Futures 2021 will enable 8 artists, consisting of 4 collaborating pairs, from the fields of dance and the digital arts, to investigate and explore the potential for interdisciplinary exchange that encompasses practices for the stage, gallery, installation, and outdoor settings. With an emphasis on creative process, the project will facilitate experimentation and exploration of methods and approaches. This process will occur within a mentored and technically supported environment.

Applications are welcomed from individuals or proposed duo partnerships between a dance artist and a media artist at any career stage. Successful individual applications will be matched with corresponding partners. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world.

Open Futures 2021 is designed around a two-week creative process residency for 4 dance and media artist pairs, peer exchange and facilitated discussions with practitioners working in dance and technology. A grant of €750 per week per person is paid to participants, who will also be provided with accommodation in Limerick and studio space. An additional €5000 continuity bursary will be awarded to one selected artist pair to continue beyond the residency period.

Open Futures 2021 supports dance artists and media artist’s time, space, and equipment to work in collaboration over 2 weeks (28 June – 3 July 2021 and 27 September – 2 October 2021). Applicants may either propose their own collaborator or request to be partnered with one working in their area(s) of interest.

Open Futures 2021 aims to focus on collaborations in between dance and digital media practices including: video mapping, real-time image capture and/or generation, motion sensors, cinematography, coding, immersive video, game engines, real-time/interactive sound, generative audio and moving image installation methods. Applicants will be asked to describe the area(s) they wish to explore, what access to the related technologies and software they already have to hand and to specify what may be additionally required for this research process. It is anticipated media artists will have access to their own laptop and related software. All dance genres are welcomed.

Open Futures 2021 residency artists are encouraged to build a relationship with Light Moves Festival and residency artists will participate in sharing their experiences arising from their exploration at the Festival event hosted in September 2021.

Deadline: 5 March 2021

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