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NIFCA NEW MEDIA AiR Residency Programme
NIFCA - Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art introduces NEW MEDIA AiR, a Residency Programme dedicated to new media artists.

Artists from the UK are invited to apply for NEW MEDIA AiR residencies in the Nordic + Baltic regions. For more information go here.

RESIDENCY DATES: 1 OCT 2003 - 23 DEC 2003
Last Updated: 29/09/02

Themes for the residency programme are:
1. Software art and software tools for artists Art projects implemented as software, or art projects that have an essential software component. Projects dealing with the concept of software. Software tools enabling new forms of artistic expression.
2. Sound/audiovisual performances and installations New media art that manifests itself as a performance / event / installation and extends beyond the screen.

The residency includes:
Free accommodation, Free internet access, 24 hr access to DRU facilities, 24 hr access to University of Huddersfield facilities, A monthly grant of 840 EURO.

Visiting Research Fellows of the University of Huddersfield
Contribute to Medialounge Programme including installations and live events
Optional teaching at University of Huddersfield and other regional institutions
Free tickets to various regional arts festivals
Contribute to programming and performances during ULTRASOUND Festival 2003 [organised by DRU].

The deadline for applications is 15 November 2002. To apply, artists should submit the following material:

  • A completed and signed application form
  • A CV with sufficient information about education and artistic activity
  • Project plans/short descriptions of current/future projects
  • A motivation statement for the residency
  • Documentation of work in digital format (url/CD/DVD)

The project plans are necessary in order to articulate an idea the artist's current work, but it is not necessary to make a commitment to complete a particular piece of work during the residency. The programme is mainly targeted at artists working on projects within
the two themes for the year 2003, but other forms of new media art work may be submitted to the selection committee.

The selections will be made before the end of November 2002 by an international panel:
Atle Barcley (Atelier Nord, Norway), Alain Mongeau (MUTEK, Canada), Casey Reas (Interaction Design Institute IVREA, Italy), Olle Huge (Beeoff, Sweden).

The local organisations will also participate in the selection process.

application pdf The application form can be downloaded here in .pdf format or from:

For further information or questions, please contact Susanna Sepponen:
[T]:: +358 9 686 43 105
[E]:: [email protected]

New Media AiR is a NIFCA program designed by Juha Huuskonen.

The Local & Regional Cultural Scene
In recent years Yorkshire has emerged as an outstanding region for the production and presentation of digital media arts practice. There are a growing number of galleries, exhibition spaces and digital arts festivals in the region, collectively creating what can legitimately be described as an exciting dynamic unequalled anywhere else in England.

Huddersfield's location is perfect for those wanting to engage with the regional digital arts culture. Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield are within easy reach, while Liverpool, York and Hull are only about an hour away.

Yorkshire Arts Links:
Ultrasound Festival:
Evolution Festival, Leeds:
Impressions Gallery, York:
Sightsonic Festival of Digital Arts, York:
Lovebytes, Sheffield:
Hull Time Based Arts:
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival:
Yorkshire Arts Board:
Dig Yorkshire:
Regional Links:
Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester:
Futuresonic Festival, Manchester:
FACT, Liverpool:

Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield is situated just east of The Penines, between Manchester and Leeds, in Yorkshire, England. Yorkshire is famous for its spectacular landscapes; The Yorkshire Dales, The Pennines and the North Yorkshire Moors offer great variety for anyone interested in walking, cycling etc.

  • Population 115,000
  • One of the largest towns in the UK without city status
  • 17,000 students at the University
  • Strong textile, engineering, chemical and manufacturing industries
  • Growing media and creative sector
  • Third highest number of 'listed' buildings in the UK, 200 in the town centre alone

Participating Organisations
Canada : Montreal - SAT :
Portugal : Lisbon - ZDB:

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