WRO Art Center, along with 10 partners, including the leading European media art organizations, institutions and festivals, launched in December 2017 the European Media Art Platform (EMAP), which is the largest international platform of artistic exchange and residency projects for media artists in Europe.
The EMAP/EMARE program offers two months residencies for European artists working in the fields of digital media, including Internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working with sound, video and/or media-based performance.
The EMAP program is scheduled for the years 2017-2021, and is aimed at producing new works, presentations, workshops, exhibitions and networking of organisations, festivals, galleries, curators, production companies.
The EMAP/EMARE program includes an artist’s honorarium and a budget for the project, free accommodation, return of the travel expenses, access to the facilities of the host institution, as well as the option to participate in international exhibitions and festivals.
As partner of the EMAP/EMARE program, WRO Art Center will present selected works of the residents of the program during the 18th edition of the WRO Biennale in May 2019.
The website of the EMAP/EMARE program: www.emare.eu
In the first round of the EMAP/EMARE program, launched in December 2017, there were 500 proposals from 43 countries. Eventually, there were 11 artists selected who enjoy hospitality of one of the host institutions in 2018:
– WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland: Taavi Suisalu (EE)
– 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)
In addition to the financial and institutional support, they get and the option to participate in international exhibitions and festivals in 2018, among others, in Ars Electronica in Linz (Sep), Impakt Festival in Utrecht (Nov) or Bandits-Mages Festival in Bourges (Nov).