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

Call for applications – SPACE Art + Technology, London, UK, 2019

Open 4.2.2019–4.3.2019 at 4 pm (Finnish time).

 

The University of the Arts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts 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 Space in London, ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York, Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht and LIFT – Liason of Independent Filmmakers in Toronto. The open call for all these residencies is from the 4th of February until the 4th of March. 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). The call for the residency at the Rijksakademie ended on the 2nd of February.

This call is for one 3-month residency at SPACE Art + Technology in London, UK. The residency will start on the 12th of September 2019 and end on the 12th of December 2019.

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.

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 4th of March 2019 at 4 pm. Please see the detailed guidelines for the application below.

The members of the jury are: Curator Jonathan Powell (Somerset House Trust, London), John Sundholm, Chair of the Department of Media Studies and Professor in Cinema Studies (Stockholm University) and Ulrika Ferm, Professor in Time and Space Studies (Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki). The final decision will be made by Kristina Pulejkova, Art and Technology Programme Manager and other members of the selection committee of the SPACE. The results will be announced in April 2019.

For any further information about the residency programme, please contact
Kristina Pulejkova, Art and Technology Programme Manager, SPACE, London
kristina@spacestudios.org.uk 
www.spacestudios.org.uk

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

There will be a briefing about the residencies in mid-February at the Academy of Fine Art’s premises. The exact time and place will be announced later.

 

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Call for applications – SPACE Art + Technology, London, UK

Open: 4th February 2019 – 4th March 2019 until 4 pm

 

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: 12 September 2019 – 12 December 2019

Application Deadline: 4th March 2019 at 4 pm

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.

This year’s InProcess residency will focus on alternate futures. With the rise of fake news, data harvesting and the rising impact of climate change, the world is in political and environmental turmoil, with opinions divided more than ever. Amidst the turmoil sits technology – as both the cause and cure for world’s biggest problems. Technology is the catalyst for spreading fake news via social media platforms as well as the main factor causing climate change through our g rowing need for energy. At the same time, many people turn to technology and science to solve humanity and Earth’s biggest problems. Increasingly, technology is looked at as the universal saviour that can even help us overcome death.

We would like to hear from artists who can imagine possible futures, and speculate on how will technology continue to shape life on an increasing scale, building scenarios that operate within this polarising spectrum of techno utopia and dystopia. 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
  • Mentorship tailored to artist’s needs

 

To apply, applicants must submit the following:

  1. Full Contact Details (including telephone, email, mobile number and address) with a short presentation.
  2. 1 x Proposal for new project or production to be developed or completed during the residency period: max 750 words (In the proposal, please include a section on how this residency will fit within your practice and why this is a good time for you to be applying for it.)
  3. 1 x Proposal for an artist led workshop to investigate their subject collaboratively
  4. Examples of previous work: Max of 15 Images, 4 Video Links, sent as 1 PDF file, no larger than 5 Mb (Please note that referring to website link will not be accepted as previous work material, applicants must send a PDF portfolio). Please include the basic information about each work (year, technique, materials, measures / duration etc.)
  5. Artist CV

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 Tube/Vimeo where the file can be viewed. Please make sure all the links to external sites work at least up to two months after the deadline has past.

The jury (for shortlist) includes: Curator Jonathan Powell (Somerset House Trust, London), John Sundholm, Chair of the Department of Media Studies and Professor in Cinema Studies (Stockholm University) and Ulrika Ferm, Professor in Time and Space Studies (Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki). The final decision will be made by Kristina Pulejkova, Art and Technology Programme Manager and other members of the selection committee of the SPACE. The results will be announced in April 2019.

For any further information about the residency programme, please contact
Kristina Pulejkova, Art and Technology Programme Manager, SPACE, London
kristina@spacestudios.org.uk 
www.spacestudios.org.uk

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