NIFCA NEW MEDIA AiR Residency
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.
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
IS 15 NOVEMBER 2002
RESIDENCY DATES: 1 OCT 2003 - 23 DEC 2003
Last Updated: 29/09/02
Themes for the residency programme
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
Optional teaching at University of Huddersfield and other regional
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
- 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
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
The local organisations will also participate in the
For further information or questions, please contact
[T]:: +358 9 686 43 105
[E]:: [email protected]
New Media AiR is a NIFCA program designed by Juha
The Local & Regional Cultural
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
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: http://www.ultrasound.ws
Evolution Festival, Leeds: http://www.lumen.net
Impressions Gallery, York:
Sightsonic Festival of Digital Arts, York: http://www.sightsonic.com
Lovebytes, Sheffield: http://www.lovebytes.org.uk
Hull Time Based Arts: http://www.timebase.org
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival:
Yorkshire Arts Board: http://www.arts.org.uk/directory/regions/york/
Dig Yorkshire: http://www.digyorkshire.com
Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester: http://www.cornerhouse.org
Futuresonic Festival, Manchester: http://www.futuresonic.com
FACT, Liverpool: http://www.fact.co.uk
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
- Population 115,000
- One of the largest towns in the UK without city
- 17,000 students at the University
- Strong textile, engineering, chemical and manufacturing
- Growing media and creative sector
- Third highest number of 'listed' buildings in the
UK, 200 in the town centre alone
Canada : Montreal - SAT : http://www.sat.qc.ca/english/index.html
Portugal : Lisbon - ZDB: http://www.zedosbois.org