(call) Open Call – Residency at the ESA and at the Ars Electronica Futurelab

ars electronica news writes:

This is the fourth residency conducted under the aegis of the European
Digital Art and Science Network for which Ars Electronica cordially
invites artists to apply. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to spend a
scientifically inspired stay at one of the world’s foremost research
institutions, the European Space Agency (ESA). Artists will get an
up-close-and-personal look at Europe’s space program or experience two
historic events live on site: the landing of the Rosetta space probe
and the Exo Mars mission.

ESA and Ars Electronica Futurelab The initial phase of the residency
consists of a 2-6-week stay at the European Space Research and
Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. In the
application submitted, the artist must explain why he/she is
interested in the specific themes of the ESA’s space travel program or
in the landings of the Rosetta and/or Exo Mars 2016 spacecrafts.

Phase 2 of the residency is a one-month stay at the Ars Electronica
Futurelab, where the facility’s staff and mentors will support the
artist as he/she goes about creating and developing new works that
were inspired by the residency. The Ars Electronica Futurelab’s focus
is, as always, on the future at the nexus of art, technology and

Online Submission Beginning today, April 20, 2016, artists can submit
an application for this ESA Residency online at
http://www.aec.at/artandscience. The deadline is June 6, 2016 (23:59
CEST/GTM+2). Every submission must include a brief presentation video
in which the applicant introduces himself/herself, describes how the
residency would be inspirational for the applicant’s artistic work,
and elaborates on the proposed artistic project. Furthermore, the
application must provide a cost estimate as well as links to online
material depicting and elaborating on selected works previously done
by the artist. Presentation at the Ars Electronica Festival, at the
ESA and in modular traveling exhibitions The works created by the
artists-in-residence will be showcased at the Ars Electronica Festival
2016/2017 and in modular traveling exhibitions running at the European
Digital Art and Science Network’s seven partner institutions: (Center
for the Promotion of Science/Serbia, DIG Gallery/Slovakia, Zaragoza
City of Knowledge Foundation/Spain, Kapelica Gallery/Slovenia, GV
Art/UK, LABoral/Spain, Science Gallery/Ireland). The final results of
the residencies will also go on display at a selected ESA facility.

Direct link to the submission platform: