Science Awareness is a programme of MM Gerdau – Museum of Mines and Metal that aims to propagate and popularise Science. Since 2013, the program seeks to debate and bring knowledge to current issues, through lectures and conversation circles, in addition to offering courses, shows, and fairs related to scientific topics in partnership with educational institutions.
People selected in this call for artists will take part in an artistic residency to access and learn about the collection of the MM Gerdau – Museum of Mines and Metal, in addition to creative meetings. The residency will take place in virtual and hybrid format.
For three months, expository classes, chats, orientations, dialogues, and conversations will be held for the development of the creative process, with meetings held on a virtual platform. Residency participants will work at the same time to create an artwork that can be housed in the museum’s virtual and in-person space. When applying, the participant must opt to create in the virtual space or in the physical space.
The call is open to participants worldwide. For the application, it is necessary to understand or master the Portuguese language, both spoken and written; all meetings will take place in Brazilian Portuguese. To participate in the selection process, applicants must have a minimum experience of five years in creative experiences related to arts, sciences, and technologies, basic knowledge of the internet and its uses, as well as availability for the research necessary to create their proposal. Individuals and duos can apply.
Ten applicants will be selected: 6 for the creation of digital medium works, 3 for the creation of site-specific works, and 1 for the development of writing.
- Digital medium works: residency grant of BRL 5100 (~850 EUR) and creation grant of BRL 1500 (~250 EUR).
- Site-specific works: residency grant of BRL 5100 (~850 EUR) and creation grant of BRL 9000 (~1500 EUR).
- Writing: residency grant of BRL 3300 (~550 EUR).