With the support of the European Union’s Creative Europe programme, the AUGE NEXT cooperation project launches four Fellowship Programmes for Digital Artists-in-Residency organised by the project partners in four European countries: Italy, Latvia, Germany, and Greece.
Each of the four AUGE NEXT Fellowship Programmes consists of a 6-month Prototyping & Production period (1 September 2023 – 28 February 2024) including an Onsite Residency (up to 2 weeks long) taking place in one of the hosting countries.
AUGE NEXT Fellowship Programmes are designed to support young European artists working in various fields of digital media art: immersive art (XR/AR/VR), data visualisation and sonification, AI/ML, and others.
Each of the four granted fellowships will result in new digital artworks that will be exhibited locally at the respective host institutions, as well as in an international group exhibition at the MEET Digital Culture Center in Milan as part of the closing event of AUGE NEXT.
When applying, the artist must choose a challenge they want to address and the appropriate host institution:
- Challenge 1: Digital Utopia between human intelligence, AI and Nature: is a symbiosis possible? Hosted by MEET (Milan, Italy).
- Challenge 2: Climate, Immersive Art and Energy. Hosted by RIXC (Riga, Latvia).
- Challenge 3: Nature | Data | Narratives for climate engagement. Hosted by Public Art Lab (Berlin, Germany).
- Challenge 4: Expanded Metaverse: Meta-realities and future scenarios. Hosted by ADAF (Athens, Greece).
Each of the four Fellowship Programmes will provide the selected artists with a fee of €4000 (gross amount, i.e. including taxes if applicable, for creating new digital artwork over the 6-month period). In addition to the fee, the artist will be provided with a production budget (up to a max of €4000, covering the production costs of the digital artwork and showcasing of the artwork in the venue of the hosting institution) and travel and accommodation budget of up to a max of €2000 for up to 2-week onsite residency in hosting country and up to 3 days stay in Milan during the final event.
Only young artists from European Union countries are eligible to apply, i.e. applicants must be EU residents or taxpayers in an EU member country.