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.
The website of the EMAP/EMARE program: www.emare.eu
EDITION 2020 AND 2021
Call for this edition has ended.
The European Media Art Platform will offer EMARE (European Media Artist in Residence Exchange) residencies for artists working in the fields of digital media – in internet and computer-based arts, in sound or video art, in media-based performance, as well as in robotics or bio-art.
The call covers residency stays for two months, either from March to August 2020 or from January to May 2021 in one of the eleven renowned European media art institutions:
– WRO Art Center, Wrocław, Poland
– Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
– Bandits-Mages, Bourges, France
– FACT, Liverpool, United Kingdom
– IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture, Utrecht, Netherlands
– Kontejner, Zagreb, Croatia
– LaBoral Centro de Arte y Creación Indstrial, Gijón, Spain
– M-Cult, Helsinki, Finland: Disnovation
– Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
– RIXC, Riga, Latvia
– Werkleitz Centre for Media Art, Halle (Saale), Germany
EMARE includes a grant of 3.000 €, a project budget of 4.000 €, free accommodation, travel expenses up to 500 €, free access to technical facilities and media labs of the host institution, consultation by production and market experts and a professional presentation as well as the option to participate in exhibition tours at members’ festivals in 2020-2021.
In the second round of the EMAP/EMARE program, launched in December 2018, there were 507 proposals from 40 countries. Eventually, there were 11 artists selected who enjoy the hospitality of one of the host institutions in 2019:
– WRO Art Center, Wrocław, Poland: Marco Barotti (DE/IT)
– Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria: Quimera Rosa (FR/AR)
– Bandits-Mages, Bourges, France: Tizian Derme & Daniela Mitterberger (AU)
– FACT, Liverpool, United Kingdom: Aay Liparoto (BE)
– IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture, Utrecht, Netherlands: Joana Moll (ES)
– Kontejner, Zagreb, Croatia: Margherita Pevere (DE/IT)
– LaBoral Centro de Arte y Creación Indstrial, Gijón, Spain: Birk Schmithüsen (DE)
– M-Cult, Helsinki, Finland: Disnovation: Maria Roszkowska (FR/PL) & Nicolas Maigret (FR)
– Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece: Andrej Boleslavský (SK/CZ)
– RIXC, Riga, Latvia: Florent Di Bartolo (FR)
– Werkleitz Centre for Media Art, Halle (Saale), Germany: Wouter Moraal (NL)
In addition to the financial and institutional support, they get an option to participate in international exhibitions and presentations at EMAP institutions. In 2019 EMARE group shows will be presented at: WRO Biennale in Wroclaw, Poland (May-July), RIXC exhibition in Riga, Latvia (July-September), Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria (September), FACT Exhibition in Liverpool, United Kingdom (September/October), and M-Cult exhibition in Helsinki, Finland (November).
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, Wrocław, 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).
Jan 13-16, 2020 – jury deliberations and selection of projects for the EMAP 2020 and EMAP 2021 residencies (Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece)
Sep 5 – Dec 9, 2019 – call for the third edition of 2020, 2021 EMAP program
Sep 5-9, 2019 – presentation of Marco Barotti’s installation CLAMS at Ars Electronica (POSTCITY Linz, Austria)
Jul 17, 2019 – the first presentation of CLAMS (Wyspa Daliowa, Wrocław, Poland)
May 31, 2019 – Friday at Five – guided tour by Marco Barotti through the exhibition WRO 2019 (Four Domes Pavilion, Wrocław, Poland)
May 18, 2019 – artist in residence – open studio with Marco Barotti / WRO 2019 (Atelier WRO, Wrocław, Poland)
May 17, 2019 – panel discussion Neural Ecology with EMAP artists: Marco Barotti + Olga Kisseleva + Robertina Šebjanič / WRO 2019 (Barbara, Wrocław, Poland)
May 15 – July 28, 2019 – EMAP group show during 18th Media Art Biennale WRO CZYNNIK LUDZKI | HUMAN ASPECT / Biennale WRO (Four Domes Pavilion, Wrocław, Poland)
May 15-19, 2019 – Empathy Swarm (Katrin Hochschuh and Adam Donovan) during Biennale WRO 2019 (Grotowski Institute, Wrocław, Poland)
May – July 2019 – Marco Barotti – artist in residence @WRO
May 1-3, 2019 – networking conference / Impakt (Utrecht, Holland)
Jan 31, 2019 – the announcement of the result of the open call for 2019 EMAP residency
Jan 14-17, 2019 – jury deliberations and project selection for EMAP 2019 residency / LABoral (Gijón, Spain)
Sep 9, 2018 – POSTCITY (Workshop Space) – EMAP Jam-Session within the 2018 Ars Electronica “ERROR: The Art of Imperfection” festival
Aug 6 – Dec 10, 2018 – NEXT CALL for the second edition of 2019 EMAP program
Jul 12, 2018 / 7 PM – Taavi Suisalu’s residency summary
Apr-May 2018 – Taavi Suisalu at WRO (first resident of the EMAP program)
Mar 23-25, 2018 / M-Cult, Helsinki – networking conference
Feb 15, 2018 – announcement of the result of the open call for the 2018 EMAP residency
Feb 1, 2018 / 4.30 PM – 6 PM: / Café Stage, HKW, Berlin – presentation of the project during transmediale 2018 face value program (2018.transmediale.de/content/launch-of-emap-the-european-media-art-platform)
Jan 20, 2018 – 2018 EMAP residency open-call deadline
Dec 10, 2017 – start of the project