WRO Art Center, along with 10 partners, including the leading European media art organizations, institutions and festivals, launches the European Media Art Platform (EMAP), which is the largest international platform of artistic exchange and residency projects for media artists in Europe.
We are proud to announce the selection of the first round of EMARE artists of this new, multiannual residency program. 500 artists from 43 countries submitted their proposal to the open call. With the generous support of EU’s “Creative Europe” program EMAP is going to host 11 European media artists and groups altogether in the 11 countries of the EMAP members this year:
– Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria: Robertina Šebjanič & Gjino Šutič (SI/HR)
– Bandits-Mages, Bourges, France: Aleksandra Niemczyk (PL/UK)
– Foundation for Art & Creative Technology, Liverpool, United Kingdom: Robertas Narkus (LT)
– IMPAKT, Utrecht, The Netherlands: Anna Ridler (UK)
– Kontejner, Zagreb, Croatia: Adam Donovan & Katrin Hochschuh (AT/CH)
– LaBoral Centro de Arte y Creación Indstrial, Gijón, Spain: Anna Dimitriu & Alex May (UK)
– M-Cult, Helsinki, Finland: Chloé Galibert-Laîné (FR) & Kevin B. Lee (US/DE)
– Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece: Kentaro Kumanomido & Thomas Anthony Owen (US/DE)
– RIXC, Riga, Latvia: Karen Lancel & Hermen Maat (NL)
– Werkleitz Center for Media Art, Halle (Saale), Germany: Douglas Fishbone (UK)
EMAP / EMARE will offer two months production residencies for European Artists working in the fields of digital media, including Internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working in media based performance, sound or video.
EMARE includes a grant of 3.000 EUR, project budget of 4.000 EUR, free accommodation, travel expenses up to 500 EUR, free access to the technical facilities and media labs within the host institution, consulting by production and market experts and a professional presentation as well as the option to participate in exhibition tours at our members festivals. In 2018 EMARE group shows will be presented at Ars Electronica in September in Linz, Austria, Impakt Festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands in November and Bandits-Mages Festival in Bourges, France in November.
In May 2019, during the 18th edition of the Media Art Biennale WRO, there will be a group exhibition of the selected realisations.
The EMAP program is scheduled for the years 2017-2021, and is aimed at networking and producing new works, presentations, workshops and exhibitions.
The next call for applications will be launched at Ars Electronica Festival in September 2018.
The EMAP/EMARE program is co-financed by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.
In 2018 Artist in Residence Programme AIR Wro is a partner supporting the EMAP/EMARE project.
More information: www.emare.eu