call: residency @ mur.at – Graz/Austria
Deadline: 10 January 2021
Call for entries
Open Call 2021 Artist in Residence Program
We are pleased to offer a fully funded 2 month Artist in Residence at
the netart & digital culture initiative ‘mur.at’ in Graz, Austria.
This residency program offers the opportunity to develop and adapt
existing artworks, offers the artist the appropriate accommodation,
infrastructure and possible assistance within the ‘mur.at’ community to
research, develop ideas, collaborate with others and produce digital
The residency is one part of the 2021 annual program ‘Paradigm Shifts’
and will take place before and during a worklab session with the same
name. The worklab is organised as an “unconference” will take place in
Graz (Austria) in spring 2021 and consists of a five-day program of
public keynote speeches, discussions and hands-on workshops. Three major
topics are elaborated and worked on: paradigm shifts in relation to
(digital) ecologies, diversity and machine ethics. On the one hand,
content-related impulses are contributed by the Artist in Residence, in
addition, two impulse presentations on theoretical topics and practical
workshops covering ‘essential tools and skills’ using Free and Open
Source Software are organised by community members. The participant
group of the worklab consists of local actors and external guests who
are selected and invited via a seperate open call. Outcomes from the
‘Paradigm Shifts’ residency and worklab will be presented in an
exhibition in November 2021.
* Residency timeframe: March 1 to April 30, 2021 (2 months).
* A fee of €3000.- and production costs (if needed) are covered.
* Travel, accommodation and a workspace at ‘mur.at’ are provided.
Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic an alternative timeframe for
the residency is scheduled for summer 2021.
Expectations & Outcome
* The invited artist will participate and actively shape the worklab
* Process documentation & the creation of one or several artworks.
* Outcome of the residency and the working lab will be presented in an
exhibition in November 2021 in Graz (Austria).
* We pre-review applications on a rolling basis! Application deadline:
January 10, 2020.
* Please send a single pdf file to: email@example.com , Subject: ‘AIR21:
Paradigm Shifts’ including:
* a short bio (~150 words),
* portfolio links and
* a compelling project proposal.
Selection and awarding is done by ‘mur.at’ team and community members.
Since 1999 ‘mur.at’ operates a server farm in Graz (Austria) and is
connected to the global network via ACOnet (Austrian Science Network).
The NETWORK ‘mur.at’ is a virtual, constantly expanding platform of
artists and cultural workers from different sectors for the development
and promotion of network culture, Web-Art, Sound Art, Software Art and
Media Art in general.
The INITIATIVE ‘mur.at’ is committed to technology development using
Free/Libre & Open Source Software. Difference-forming media diversity,
unrestricted flow of information and transparent knowledge transfer form
the core content parameters of the NETWORK INITATIVE.
The TEAM ‘mur.at’ is organized as a self-administered, non-commercial
company and forms the infrastructural basis (backbone) for the work of
the ‘mur.at’ COMMUNITY at a high technical level. ‘mur.at’ creates
conditions and expands the possibilities for net art and digital culture.
About the worklab format
For years ‘mur.at’ is organising worklabs as a core format within their
yearly artistic program. Worklabs are “unconferences” lasting several
days, to which open calls are invited. Mur.at creates a temporary space
in which local artists, technicians as well as guests and experts can
discuss topics from the field of digital technology, art and their
social implications. People from different fields and with different
backgrounds meet and work together on ideas and drafts that become the
starting point for future projects, publications and productions of the
current and coming year. The worklabs are therefore both incubators for
concrete work and open space for discussion, where ideas, tools,
practical and creative approaches are developed and tested.
The worklab ‘Paradigm Shifts’ will take place in spring (or summer) 2021
and consists of a five-day program of public keynote speeches,
discussions and workshops. Three major topics are elaborated and worked
on: paradigm shifts in relation to (digital) ecologies, diversity and
machine ethics. On the one hand, content-related impulses come through
the Artist in Residence, in addition, two impulse presentations on
theoretical topics and practical workshops cover ‘essential tools and
skills’. The participant group of the worklab consists of local actors
and 5 external guests who are selected and invited via an open call.
Read the full open call here: https://mur.at/post/opencall-air21/
Any questions? Please get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org