Call for applications: SPACE Art + Technology for Academy of Fine Arts alumni

Call for applications – SPACE Art + Technology, London, UK, 2018
Open 8 March 2018 – 16 April 2018

The Academy of Fine Arts of The University of the Arts Helsinki started in 2015 a residency programme for its alumi funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation. The programme is supporting post-graduate studies of visual artists by awarding grants for several high-quality residency centres which have a partnership with the Academy. These are Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (open call 1.3.–29.3. 2018), ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York (open call 1.3.–29.3. 2018) and Space in London (open call 8.3.–16.4. 2018). In addition, if an alumni from the Academy of Fine Arts will be accepted to the residency programme of the Rijksakademie van Beldeende Kunsten in Amsterdam the Academy will award her/him a grant as well (one / year).

This call is for one 3-month residency at SPACE Art + Technology in London, UK. The residency will start on the 17th of September 2018 and end on the 11th of December 2018.

Emerging artists of any age who are MFA-alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki are invited to apply for the residency. The full grant funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation is c. €12 000 and it covers the accommodation, 24-hour studio and equipment access (shared with other 3 artists in residence), curatorial support and programming opportunities, General support, advice and networking opportunities A stipend of £2400, A production allowance of £1000 and the travel fees back and forth to London.

SPACE is a leading visual arts organisation providing creative workspace, advocacy, support and promoting innovation. Established by artists in 1968, SPACE runs 19 artist studio buildings across 7 London boroughs and Colchester, providing affordable creative workspace plus support programmes, such as exhibitions, artists residencies, bursaries and training opportunities, to enable artists to be sustainable. SPACE supports 700 artists with studios and a further 700 a year with professional development.

Manick Govinda, Programme Director, SPACE will give a public talk about SPACE and the London art scenery at the Academy of Fine Arts in the middle of April before the dead line of the applications. The exact time will be informed later.

The InProcess Residency is conceived as a period of development, immersion and critical investigation. Practitioners will be selected in recognition of their proposal’s compatibility with the critical and experimental nature of the three-month residency structure, where the focus is on process over product. The applicants don’t necessarily need to have any earlier experience of combining art and technology but they are expected to describe in the application what kind of technology they are planning to exploit.

Residents participate in activities across SPACE programmes – leading talks, workshops, being a part of educational programming, directing research initiatives and presenting their work. All the Art and Technology residency participants take part in an annual outcome exhibition.

The artist who will be awarded is asked to write a report of the residency period and send it to the Academy of Fine Arts and to the Saastamoinen Foundation in two-month time after finishing the residency. She /He is also asked to tell about the residency to the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in an event that will be agreed later.

Applying is done digitally and it has to be sent to kuva.kirjaamo@uniarts.fi latest on Monday 16th of April 2018 at 4 pm. Please see the detailed guidelines for the application below.

The selection will be done in May 2018 by the jury nominated together by the Academy of Fine Arts and the SPACE and confirmed by the Saastamoinen Foundation. The members of the jury are: Programme Director Manick Govinda, (SPACE, London), curator, researcher and producer Stella Sideli (London / Palermo) and Lecturer Tuomo Rainio (Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki).

For any further information about the residency programme, please contact
Kristina Pulejkova, Art and Technology Programme Manager, SPACE, London

www.spacestudios.org.uk

For further information about the open call and the grant please contact:
Johanna Vakkari, senior coordinator, Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki
johanna.vakkari at uniarts.fi

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Call for applications – SPACE Art + Technology, London, UK
Open 8 March 2018 – 16 April 2018

INPROCESS RESIDENCY AT SPACE ART+TECHNOLOGY

The Academy of Fine Arts of The University of the Arts Helsinki and SPACE Art + Technology are seeking applications from MFA-alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts to participate in the InProcess residency programme in London. The three-month residency is hosted by SPACE. Emerging artists of any age who are MFA-alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki are invited to apply for the residency. 

SPACE Art+Technology residencies are a community of experimental thought and practice. The programme is a period of development, immersion and investigation for artists developing research and questions at the nexus of art and technology.

Residents participate in activities across SPACE programmes – leading talks, workshops, being a part of educational programming, directing research initiatives and presenting their work.

InProcess

Residency: 17 September 2018 – 11 December 2018
Application Deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018

The InProcess Residency is conceived as a period of development, immersion and critical investigation. Practitioners will be selected in recognition of their proposal’s compatibility with the critical and experimental nature of the three-month residency structure, where the focus is on process over product.

InProcess will focus on liminal states existing between online and offline experiences, between artificial and natural spaces. Deriving from the Latin limen, the term liminal can be defined as Intermediate between two states, conditions, or regions; transitional or indeterminate.

The programme will focus on exploring the potentials of these spaces to disrupt preconceived perceptions of categorization, further allowing for the emergence of new ideas and realities that exist between the physical and the digital domain.

Submissions are welcomed from practitioners whose work engages with these ideas.

The selected artist will receive:

A travel allowance from Finland to the UK
Three month accommodation
24-hour studio and equipment access
A stipend of £2400
A production allowance of £1000
Curatorial support and programming opportunities
General support, advice and networking opportunities

To apply, applicants must submit the following:

1 x Proposal for new project or production to be developed or completed during the residency period (max 750 words)
1 x Artist CV
1 x Proposal for an artist led workshop to investigate their subject collaboratively
Examples of previous work (Max 15 Images; Max 4 Video Links; Max 1 PDF)
Full Contact Details (including telephone, email, mobile number and address)

Please note that all applications are to be submitted as one PDF file via email: For the title, please use your name and ”SPACE_alumniresidency”. For voluminous files (like videos), please insert a link to the server/website/You

The selection will be done in May 2018 by the jury nominated together by the Academy of Fine Arts and the SPACE and confirmed by the Saastamoinen Foundation. The members of the jury are: Programme Director Manick Govinda, (SPACE, London), curator, researcher and producer Stella Sideli (London / Palermo) and Lecturer Tuomo Rainio (Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki).

For any further information about the residency programme, please contact:
Kristina Pulejkova, Art and Technology Programme Manager, SPACE, London

www.spacestudios.org.uk

For further information about the open call and the grant please contact
Johanna Vakkari, senior coordinator, Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki
johanna.vakkari at uniarts.fi