How to Build a Voice Box I: Dunce Caps into Megaphones

Join Futurefarmers on Saturday, August 7, for part of their residency “A People without a Voice Cannot Be Hear.”

Futurefarmers, A People without a Voice Cannot Be Heard

Small paper megaphones will be made by the general public. Posters will be printed with a template for the megaphone form and a space for people to write a statement they wish to shout or whisper.

Alongside the public making workshop, Futurefarmers + core group will be building a large, mobile multiple person megaphone.

And come to the 01SJ Biennial in September for more Futurefarmers’ Sunshine Still / Speak Hard.

Media arts residency Edith Russ Site

2009 stipend recipient The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA, picture here at the 2006 01SJ Biennial

2009 stipend recipient The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA, picture here at the 2006 01SJ Biennial

Deadline for applications 28 February

Stipends for Media Art of the Stiftung Niedersachsen (Foundation of Lower Saxony) at the Edith Russ Site for Media Art

Until the 28th of February it is possible to apply for three stipends for the execution of a new project in the field of Media Art and a residency at the Edith Russ Site for Media Art. The stipend and the residency take place between July and Decembre 2010, at least one month of the residency has to be spent at one of the guest appartments at the Edith Russ Site. The stipends consists of 10.000 Euro for the production of a new work which is proposed in the application. The application is only online at You can also navigate to this site via our website where you also find further information. The final online application form has to be printed and signed and then mailed to the Edith Russ Site. The deadline is the 28th of February (date of postmark).

Edith Russ Site for Media Art
Application form

Past recipients have included The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA, Kristin Lucas, Cornelia Sollfrank, Eddo Stern,, Minerva Cuevas, and Johan Grimonprez, among others.

The Jury

Andy Cameron, Executive Director fabrica – The Benetton Group Communications Research Center (Treviso)
Susan Collins, Artist (London)
Steve Dietz, Artistic Director 01SJ Biennial (San Jose)
Sabine Himmelsbach, Artistic Director Edith Russ Site for Media Art (Oldenburg)
KH Jeron, Artist (Berlin)

Ghost Siege

Andréa Stanislav, Ghost Siege, 2009, Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC, NY. Photo courtesy the artist.

Andréa Stanislav, Ghost Siege, 2009, 70 ft L x 70 ft W x 22 ft H, steel, nylon, sound. Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC, NY. Photo courtesy the artist.

Andréa Stanislav’s Ghost Siege opened Sunday, September, 13th at Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC, NY as part of the Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition.

A site specific installation/formation of ghost flags comprised of 50 strategically located flag sculptures, made from reflective silver fabric, and steel flag poles. The flags have no markings or signifiers of conquest or elements of communication.  Instead, the flags serve notice that the location has been conquered by time.

Opening Day Performance

Set within Ghost Siege, dancer/choreographer Leah Schrager will dance to music composed by Kenny Aronoff, preeminent drummer and percussionist.

Ghost Siege from Leah S on Vimeo.

Each year, EAF artists are awarded a grant and a residency in the Park’s outdoor studio and are also provided with technical support and access to tools, materials and equipment to facilitate the production of new sculptures and installations for exhibition in the Park.  The artists develop their projects throughout the summer in the open studio and on site in the landscape, offering visitors the opportunity to experience both the creation and presentation of their works.  Representing a broad range of materials, working methods and subject matter, the diverse sculptural works in this exhibition are presented against the Park’s spectacular waterfront view of the Manhattan skyline.

Change the habits and inhabitation of public spaces


New media artists working across technology and mobility that can change habits and inhabitation of public spaces.


The Artist in Residence (AiR) programme at the Netherlands Media Art
Institute supports the exploration and development of new work in
digital/interactive/network media and technology based arts practice.
The residency provides time and resources to artists in a supportive
environment to facilitate the creation of new work that is produced
from an open source perspective. We encourage a cross disciplinary and
experimental approach. This is a practice-based residency designed to
enable the development and completion of a new work.The ideal candidate
will have a broad understanding of contemporary art and theory, as well
as media history and visual culture and should have knowledge of
requested software, as well as understanding of programming.The
artist’s intention should be to make a new artwork, to be shown in
exhibitions and to be distributed by the Netherlands Media Art
Institute and others.


Starting dates from January to December 2010 for two to five months.


The AiR budget includes fees, accommodation, transport, production-costs, presentation and publicity.



1 September 2009


Netherlands Media Art Institute / Montevideo Time Based Arts

The Banff New Media Institute, ZER01, and Sundance Institute Announce Locative Cinema Commission

Joint Venture to Stimulate and Showcase New Media Technologies

The timeframe for applications is short – due August 3 – but the opportunity for a residency and technical support to produce a new work to be shown at the 2010 01SJ Biennial, the 2011 Sundance Festival, and the 2011 Banff Summer Arts Festvial is enormous. Please distribute widely.

For more information on the Locative Cinema Commission:

San Jose, Calif. – July 8, 2009 ―The Banff New Media Institute at The Banff Centre, ZER01: The Art and Technology Network, and Sundance Institute’s New Frontier initiative today announced the formation of The Locative Cinema Commission, a joint venture to stimulate and showcase the creation of a locative cinema project. The Commission is presently soliciting proposals. The chosen artist or artists will realize their proposed project during a residency at The Banff Centre, to be completed by July 2010. They will also receive a $4,500 (four-thousand five hundred dollar) commissioning fee, related production funds, and will present their work at the 2010 01SJ Biennial from September 15 – 19, the 2011 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival from January 20-30, and the 2011 Banff Summer Arts Festival.

“ZER01, Sundance Institute and the Banff New Media Institute all have proven commitment to supporting emerging forms of creative practice,” said Susan Kennard, Director and Executive Producer at The Banff New Media Institute. “It is our hope that this collaboration will inspire the creation of a dynamic new work that can be exhibited to wide and diverse audiences in San Jose, Park City, and Banff and excite the public about changing ways to experience art.”

The purpose of this commission is to use “locative cinema” as an apparatus through which artists can share their vision using place in ways that are both specific and generic, or at least transferable. The Commission understands the notion of “locative cinema” as a platform-agnostic apparatus through which artists share their vision of place. Any variation on how to present an artist’s work will be considered, from cell phones to the black box of the cinema, from mixed reality to street theatre, from GPS to handhelds, from distributed to ambient. Proposals will be evaluated on their ability to engage people using place as a key element of the experience. The chosen project will receive a $4,500 commissioning fee a residency in Banff with up to $5,000 in related costs, and technical support from the Banff New Media Institute. Reasonable presentation costs, including necessary travel, will also be covered. The final project will be presented in San Jose, California, Banff, Canada, and Park City, Utah, and therefore must be realizable in those locations.

Proposals will be accepted until August 3, 2009, and must include a conceptual proposal describing the relationship of the project to the place, a technical proposal outlining the basic parameters of the project, and strategies for problem solving during the residency. Other requirements include a budget, list of collaborators, links to examples of related past work, and resumes of key personnel.

More information and specific application details are available at

Photographer-in-Residence: Environmental Services Dept.

The City of San Jose’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Environmental Services Department (ESD) are seeking a “photographer-in-residence” to document the people, places and operations involved in the daily workings of the Environmental Services Department Storm Water, Water Pollution Control and Water Recycling Services.  The photographer-in-residence will spend approximately 20 hours per week documenting the Department’s work over a six month period and will be provided with a work station at the Water Pollution Control Plant, which will act as home base for this project.  At the end of the residency period, the photographer will create a proposal for presenting the photographs (e.g. as a suite of framed photographs, web pages, a publication, etc.) and a separate production contract will be negotiated.

More information:
Contact Information: Patricia Walsh, Public Art Program Coordinator, City of San Jose at or 408.277.5144 extension 18.

ISIS Arts Research Residencies – Call for applications

Media artists, UK and beyond, are invited to apply for a three-week research residency at ISIS Arts, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK between April to end of July 2009. Deadline for applications is Friday 20th March 2009.

Artists are offered a self-contained city centre studio space, a fee of £1200 (to include travel and accommodation costs) and access to ISIS equipment and technical support. The emphasis for this residency is on research not on finished art work.

ISIS Arts is an artist led, visual and media arts organisation with an international artist residency, commissions, training and research programme. Their programme seeks to address themes of identity and cultural understanding and they engage with artists to produce work that challenges and presents social issues within new contexts.

ISIS has two studio spaces for visiting artists, a media training room, and an inflatable touring venue for sharing media arts with a wider audience. From their Newcastle base ISIS works with over 100 artists a year supporting practice and exchange.

The ISIS Arts Research Residency programme started in 2005 and has included artists such as Joseph DeLappe (US), Mark Vernon (UK), Germaine Koh and Gordon Hicks (Canada), Monica Ross (UK), Kelly Richardson (UK, Canada), Francis Gomila (Germany), Jorn Ebner (Germany, UK).

Selection criteria

The ability to research, interpret and present ideas. Experience of using digital media in the creation of art works. Experience of working on fixed term residencies with deadlines. A professional practice, students not eligible.

To apply please include

Project description Artist Statement and current CV Supporting material/documentation of previous work – can be cd, dvd, jpegs – please include and an SAE with adequate postage for return of materials. Statement about why you want to work with Isis Arts

Please send your application to: ISIS Arts, 1st Floor, 5 Charlotte Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4XF. Applications via email will also be accepted. For more information about this opportunity and application process please email or phone 0191 261 44 07. For more information on ISIS Arts please visit:


Friday 20th March 2009.Selection will take place before end of March all applicants will be notified shortly after that.

Equal Opportunities ISIS Arts seek to ensure that no present or potential member of staff or project participant is treated less favourably than another on grounds of age (up to statutory retirement age), class colour, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, political persuasion or sexual orientation. ISIS Arts premises have limited access. However, we aim to ensure that as many of our activities are as accessible as possible. If you have any particular access needs, please contact us.

This information is available in large print or alternative formats on request.

Folly Digital Residencies

Call for applications: Digital Residencies 2009

Deadline for applications: Monday 2nd March 2009

Folly, a leading digital arts organisation, and Lanternhouse International are pleased to be seeking new applications for the Digital Artist Residency Scheme 2009.

The scheme will be of particular interest to established digital artists seeking time and space to develop new works, research innovative ideas, make new connections and explore technique or production.

Based at The National Creation Centre on the edge of the beautiful Lake District in Cumbria, UK, successful artists will be offered accommodation and a flexible and open-ended opportunity to push their work forward and creatively engage with the two partner organisations.

We are seeking innovative and experimental artists who are naturally collaborative and interested in leaving a local legacy through participatory activity.