The ENCAC network calls six new artistic residencies, two of them at LABoral

This year LABoral leads the European Network of Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC), all whose members are meeting in Belgrade this days. Lucía García, Managing Director of LABoral, has presented the following activities of the Art Centre and has finalised, together with the rest of representatives, the call of six new international residencies

Published: Apr 15, 2016
The ENCAC network calls six new artistic residencies, two of them at LABoral

From left to right, Lucía García, of LABoral Centro de Arte, Veronika Liebl of Ars Electrónica, Daniel Romero de hTh, Taïca Replansky and Lilli Ebert of CTM Festival, Julie Pusztai of Resonate, Anaïs Rolez and Patrick Gyger of Le Lieu Unique

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial has organised in Belgrade a meeting of the European Network of Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC) –lead by LABoral- to call six international artistic research and production residencies that will take place between November 2016 and May 2017, at member institutions of the network, two of them at LABoral.

This meeting, attended by Lucía García, executive director of the Art Centre as representative of the L.E.V. Festival that is a strategic partner, has also been joined by other members of this network; Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria; hTh – CDN, Montpellier, France; Le Lieue Unique, France; Resonate, Serbia; and DISK, Germany.

In this meeting Lucía garcía has presented the activities planned at the Art Centre, such as the 10th LEV Festival, and the meeting on community and critical use of technology Winterlab.

Six new international calls

The ENCAC call is aimed at supporting creative and innovative art and research projects working with sound, visuals, music, stage arts and digital culture.

Residencies are an opportunity for artists to research, design, produce and present new art works, new tools, methods, formats and perspectives for audiovisual creation. Resident artists will be provided with technical and artistic guidance during the research and production phases. A candidate may apply to several residencies.

Two of the six residencies called by ENCAC will take place at LABoral.

The first one is aimed at research and production in contemporary art. It is about producing an installation that includes the building of interfaces or interactive instruments. Sound processing and sound creation as well as the handling and interaction with audiovisual media and 3D environments are key aspects for the development of this residency.

This two-week residency is funded with 3.520 Euros to cover artist fees, production expenses, as well as travel and accommodation.

The second call is aimed at producing an audiovisual piece that combines light, video and sound. This one-month residency that will take place in April 2017 is funded with 4.520 Euros, to cover artist fees, production expenses, as well as travel and accommodation.

The final results will be presented at LEV festival 2017 that will take place between April and May 2017. Therefore, those proposals with a visual aspect that enriches the Festival will be highly appreciated.

In addition, there are four more grants: A residency for research and creating an art work that combines sound and electronic art, during two weeks in February 2017 at Avatar (Quebec, Canada); Residency for the research on the creation and/or prototyping of experimental music instruments in May 2017 at Le Lieu Unique (Nantes, France); Research residency to create and present new tools, methods, formats and perspectives for audiovisual creation and performance, during two weeks in November 2016 at DISK Berlin (CTM Festival, Berlin);  And last a research and production residency on performance arts and digital arts – contemporary multimedia dance, audiovisual electronic operas, light, video and sound performances, artificial intelligence-run performances, etc.-, during two weeks in December 2016 at hTh-CDN (Montpellier, France).

Application requirements

The application must include a video presenting the artist and explaining the decision to choose the venue of the residency, a sketch of the concept of project proposed. Moreover, it must include a project of the production plan with budget and timetable, a portfolio with chosen works by the artist, biography and contact information.

Applications can be submitted to the following link of LABoral: http://encac2.laboralcentrodearte.org

The application deadline is June 15, 2016, at 11 a.m. (Spanish time).

The jury will meet on September 20 and 21, 2016. Each project will be assessed according with the following criteria: The lines defined and the topic of interest for ENCAC, the technology used and the quality of the proposal, its originality, the optimal and smart use of the resources available, the suitability of the project for the selected venue, its sustainability and adaptability to other venues of the ENCAC network and its artistic and conceptual quality.

Funding will fully cover the expenses derived from the residency and presentation. The selected works will be presented in the venue they were produced and they may also be showcased in any other venue of the network.

More information on each of the residencies by clicking on the following link:

http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org/es/r/convocatorias/ii-convo-encac

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