RIXC's "Risk Change" Residency programme welcomes applications by artists who are critically exploring the topics of migration and ecology, approaching them from the very diverse perspectives – experimenting with new immersive technologies, participatory media and critical art practices, exploring the potential of interdisciplionary practices on the edge of art and science, and contributing towards building a new discourse of "techno-ecological" art.
The deadline for the application EXTENDED – November 1, 2019
The main base of the residency is RIXC Laboratory in Riga where's free access to WiFi, shared work space equipped with facilities for AR/VR/360-video production, sound and video editing, and digital fabrication (3D printer, CNC, laser cutter).
However, for the artists to have more suitable conditions to work with environment, ecology and field studies, we offer a unique possibility to spend part of the residency time in new RIXC Rural Lab (in the countryside of Latvia, 100 km from Riga).
Expected results of the residency include VR, acoustic immersive environments, 360 degree video, interactive work which can be shown in the RIXC gallery at the close of the residency.
We welcome professional artists to apply for 1 month residency, that should take place between November, 2019 and March 31, 2020. Eligible countries of residence for the artists are countries of Europe – particularly we are expecting applications from South, Central and East parts of Europe and from the Baltic states (Estonia, Lithuania).
We welcome applications from both – established and emerging artists, and we primarily will accept those applications, in which artists will express their interest in exhibiting their work, getting engaged with local communities, conducting workshops, getting involved in RIXC activities, and with a local scene, and/or to visit our partner space in other Baltic residencies. Artists groups are welcome if they are willing to share the conditions including the accommodation.
Digital artists from Europe will be granted with the scholarship of 500 EUR for 1 month residency, project production / material budget of 500 EUR, free accommodation, travel expenses up to 350 EUR and up to 30 EUR for the artists from Estonia and Lithuania.
Applications should be submitted via email to email@example.com and must include a CV, (audio)-visual documentation and a preliminary plan or sketch of the proposed project to be developed within the RIXC Residency programme. Please use the following subject line when sending in your application “Application for the RIXC Risk Change Residency”.
The Risk Change project aims to create, connect, compare, disseminate and promote contemporary interdisciplinary art that addresses migration issues in Europe.
While Europe’s structural challenges - globalisation, migration, poverty and population ageing - are intensified by the economic crisis, the gap between institutions (cultural, scientific, economic and political) and civil society remains wide. The project aims to propose alternatives for dialogue, co-constructed with migrants, where artistic creation, science and culture can go beyond simplistic approaches and highlight a complex relationship between local territories and global movements.
Risk Change is supported by the European Union Creative Europe programme and State Culture Capital Fund of the Republic of Latvia.
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