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Cybernate: Digital Arts Research Residency (Ireland, France / Online)


Cybernate is the first Digital Arts Research Residency developed between Ireland and France. It aims to provide artists working in digital arts with the time and space to interrogate access to public space through artistic/digital means. What does it mean to create Digital Artworks in the Public Space in the current climate of societal change?

Artistic-technical interventions in the public space shall invite the spectator to engage with the social aspects of the respective space. Questions addressed during the Research Residency can be but are not limited to the following:

  • What is perceived as usable? What are the environmental impacts?
  • Where do we perceive borders of public and private?
  • Who draws these borders?
  • Where do we find non-places?
  • How do we move within the space?
  • In a post-COVID-19 context, what kind of conversation can we trigger between cities, artists, and audiences?

This is an online and in-person residency programme for three Irish artists and three French artists who specialise in Digital Arts and have presented work in Public Space or wish to present work in the public space. The programme will take place from November 2022 to March 2023 including two 2-week in-person residencies in Lyon (FR) and Galway (IE) respectively. The aim of this research residency is to offer participating artists time, space, and networking opportunities. A call for submissions will select the candidates according to the proposed project idea the artists would like to develop.

The programme provides an artist stipend of 4000 euros alongside a one-time contribution to travel expenses of up to 200 euros for travelling within Europe. Accommodation will be provided in Lyon and Galway during the residency stay.


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