CYENS – Thinker Maker Space is pleased to announce an open call for its artist in residence programme for creative individuals.
Aiming to become a creative and innovation hub in Nicosia’s historic centre, the Thinker Maker Space plans to utilise its residency programme to expand the knowledge and services of the centre through skill sharing and collaboration. Resident artists will enjoy full access to the Makerspace facilities allowing experimentation with advanced fabrication techniques. They will also have the opportunity to present and exhibit their work at the end of the residency. Additionally, artists may co-organise and host a series of workshops and talks relating to their practice and area of expertise.
The Makerspace residencies are hosted on a short-term basis ranging from two weeks and up to six months. The open call invites individuals from the creative industry (creators, designers, visual artists, academics or others) to submit a portfolio and a project proposal.
Applications will be judged and selected by a committee based on project criteria and briefs that are aligned with the makerspace vision and capabilities. Proposals need to include details of the project’s purpose and outcomes emphasising on fabrication methods.
Fabrication technologies available at CYENS:
- Rapid prototyping.
- Traditional making processes.
- Electronics and Robotics.
- Photography and 3D Scanning.
The residency is supported with a monthly stipend allowance of €1200 and may include (where applicable): international travel expenses; expenses for mobility, accommodation, and nutrition; workshop expenses and materials; remuneration.
The programme has three fixed dates for collecting applications. Interested applicants would be informed by the end of the month for each round.
- Winter Round: 15 December 2021
- Spring Round: 15 March 2022
- Summer Round: 15 July 2022