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UmArts: Artist Researchers in Residence Programme (Sweden)

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The UmArts Artist Researchers in Residence Programme (ARIR) in Umeå provides the opportunity for artists and makers to contribute to the UmArts research environment for one month during 2024 or 2025. The programme will focus on interdisciplinary practice-based researchers from the visual arts, sound arts, media arts, performing arts, architectural, design, maker and hacker communities to develop short term projects in the UmArts research studio and contribute to the UmArts research environment including the Art & AI Working Group.

To be eligible for ARIR the artist must be resident and eligible to work in the European Union.

This residency will create opportunities to develop your research whatever stage you are at. This is a chance to share knowledge within UmArt’s research groups, make connections and develop collaborations for future research. The selected artists will be contracted through UmArts to develop and or produce a new artistic project at the UmArts Research Studio.

In 2024/2025 UmArts are looking for two artists and makers, one for the UmArts ARIR programme and one for the TAIGA ARIR programme:

  • TAIGA ARIR: UmArts will support one artist researcher in residence through the TAIGA focus area in Art and AI micro-project. The artists will be invited to develop new projects investigating Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as part of the Art and AI Working Group.
  • ARIR: UmArts will support a research based artist in a more generalised field of arts practice who will contribute to the UmArts interdisciplinary research environment.

The total time for the residency is 4 weeks. There are two residency periods, one in autumn, and one in the winter: 15 August- 31 September 2024, and 15 January- 28 February 2025.

UmArts offer a studio space at UmArts Research studio at Arts Campus, Umeå Universitet as well as a fee of 42,000 SEK (~3650 EUR), to include all personal expenses. In addition UmArts will book travel and accommodation for a maximum of two visits to Umeå. Material and production expenses will need to be negotiated with UmArts.


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