Rhizome.org 2006-2007 Net Art Commissions
The Rhizome Commissioning Program makes financial support available to artists for the creation of innovative new media art work via panel-awarded commissions.
For the 2006-2007 Rhizome Commissions, eleven artists/groups were selected to create original works of net art.
The Rhizome Commissions Program is made possible by support from the Jerome Foundation in celebration of the Jerome Hill Centennial, the Greenwall Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support has been provided by members of the Rhizome community.
Rhizome 2008 Commissions Announced!
This year, eleven emerging artists/ collectives were awarded commissions in support of new works of Internet-based art. The projects include distributed sound experiments, visually compelling interactive images that blend the sublime and the ridiculous, and pioneering applications that encourage the flowering of creativity across commercial areas of the web. Follow the link below for descriptions of and links to the eleven winning proposals, which also includes our first-ever Community Award, a project designed to enhance participation and communication on Rhizome.
The Rhizome Commissions program is supported, in part, by funds from the Greenwall Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support is provided by generous individuals and Rhizome Members.
// CALL FOR PROJECTS
// Curator Season at The Red House(Sofia, Bulgaria)
// Deadline: September 30, 2007
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate <http://www.redhouse-sofia.org/
> announces an invitation to curators and artistic formations to offer a project for the Red House Curator Season in the field of contemporary visual arts and new media suggesting also certain critical view. The most attractive creative projects or proposals for series of exhibitions or other accompanying events will be given the opportunity to fulfill their potential at the Red House areas as well as to be included in the Red House Centre Programme.
Requirements for the projects invited:
The call refers to two periods (January – July, 2008 and September, 2008 – July, 2009 ) and is open for participants interested to take part in one or both of them.
The proposal should contain:
• a clear concept in the field of visual arts and new media for the period chosen, including a description of the authors, exhibitions and the accompanying events.
• arguments on how this program matches the aims of the Red House
• vision on the financial sources and the budget needed for the project
• enclosed CVs of the curator, the artists or the team that offers the concept
The deadline for participation is September 30, 2007
“Beyond Boundaries” — The push and pull of change in the academic environment is the subject of the fifth annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) Conference.
It’s about connecting — beyond traditional technologies, beyond disciplines, beyond divisions, beyond institutions, and beyond geography. In digital media, communications and art we connect beyond these boundaries every day. This conference is the opportunity to discuss and explore how these connections affect our research, our practice, our pedagogy, and our curriculum. What is the significance of boundaries in a digital world?
/) welcomes academics, artists, designers, and industry representatives to participate in various conference activities. The conference schedule includes: refereed paper discussions, topical breakout sessions, a juried exhibition, a program showcase and several keynote speakers who are leaders in the digital field. The conference will take place November 8th through 10th in the Old City area of Philadelphia and is hosted by La Salle University.
SUBMISSION: The fifth annual International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference seeks abstracts (500 words maximum) for presentation and/or discussion in the following areas:
Academics–Curriculum, Professional Standards, Creative Practice, Program Case Studies
Media Works–New media Art, Scientific Visualization, Digital Exhibitions, Sensor Environments, Video Installations
Innovative forms–Collaborative Structures, Now content forms: Wireless and Others, Robotics, Circuit Bending, Social Networking, Games, Audio Cultures
Design–Design Curriculum, Design Case Studies, The Shared Space of Digital Media to Design
Business–Fundraising, Business, Venue Development, Privacy, Copyright and Intellectual Property, Globalization
All abstracts will be refereed for acceptance and should:
1. report on the results of creative or research projects that explore new areas of media design, media tools or media education
2. adequately cite related work, to indicate the authors’ awareness of the state of the art and the context of the reported project
3. make claims in a clear and concise manner
4. adequately support all claims it makes
5. follow standard academic paper formatting conventions
6. not have been submitted for publication elsewhere
All authors participating in the conference will have their abstract posted in the online conference proceedings. Authors will be notified via email of acceptance by approximately September 15, 2007 and should confirm attendance by October 1. All accepted papers must be sent to iDMAa in their final form (word document using your last name in the filename) by November 1 to be reviewed for possible publication in _The Journal of the International Digital Media and Arts Association_.
Eyebeam you scream…
Overview of Eyebeam Fellowships
The application process for Eyebeam’s 2007/08 Fellowship program is currently open. The deadline for applications is August 6, 2007. All applicants will be informed of their application status by October 1, 2007. The program duration is for 11 months, running from November to September.
Fellowships will be offered in the R&D OpenLab, the Production Lab and the Education Lab. The focus of the Fellowships varies depending on the tools and skills available and the creative objectives and philosophy of each Lab. Up to five Fellowships will be granted for 2007/08.
For all of the Fellowships we are seeking applications from artists, hackers, designers, engineers and creative technologists to come to Eyebeam for a year to undertake new research and develop new work. The ideal Fellow has experience working with and making innovative technological art and/or creative technology projects and has a passion for collaborative development. Fellows will bring this experience and working approach to their own independent projects, projects initiated by other Residents or Fellows and projects conceived collaboratively during the Fellowship period.
Fellows are selected from an open call. International applicants are welcome to apply although we do not have the resources to provide travel or accommodation. We are happy to work with selected applicants, where required, to help them to secure funds to cover these expenses. International Fellows are responsible for securing their own visas for the Fellowship period.
Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend and health benefits during their stay. They are able to take on additional external teaching or consulting work, but there is an expectation that Fellows will be working at Eyebeam a minimum of four days a week.
Collaborative partnerships at Eyebeam will be fostered though group critiques, discussions and projects, within and between the lab environments and residency programs. Fellows also benefit from critiques, lectures and workshops by external practitioners chosen for their relationship to subjects and projects being worked on in the Labs.
All Fellows are encouraged to share their skills and knowledge with the larger Eyebeam community by conducting formal and/or informal workshops with others in the Labs as well as possible workshops open to the public. There are also opportunities to develop work for performance, events, seminars, exhibition or other public programming in the Eyebeam galleries (and beyond) during the term of the fellowship.
Core to our principle at Eyebeam is the brokering of relationships between artists, hackers, coders, engineers and other creative technologists and the contexts we provide. The intention is to foster and facilitate relationships whereby technologists and artists can come together to germinate and hothouse their ideas, develop new processes and create new works through a period of immersion in a social context which is rich in technology, expertise and ideas.
We also support research groups to bring together creative practitioners working at Eyebeam as well as expert external participants. New research leads to possible public outcomes including seminars, public discussion and exhibition.
Research themes for 2007/08 include (though will not be limited to):
* Energy, Technology and Sustainability
* Urban research, urban interventions and media in public space
Artists and creative technologists interested in these research areas are particularly encouraged to apply for 2007/08 Fellowships.
Applications received after the deadline of August 6, 2007, will not be accepted. All applications and work samples must be submitted through the online form. No exceptions will be made. You can create a user/password during the application process and log back into the server to update your application before the final deadline.
Complete applications must include the following information:
* Contact Information
* Resume or CV (rtf or pdf doc)
* Work samples in the form of URLs or uploaded media
o Include a project description with your work sample that explains your contribution to the piece, how it was meant to be viewed and how it relates to your proposed project(s).
* Concise responses to all application questions
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please read the guidelines for each of the Fellowships carefully. Each working environment has different sets of tools and different mentors/trainers for these tools, so applicants should consider which environment will best suit their own needs and experience. However, all artists, technologists and residents have access to resources across all three labs and programs.
Grants for Researchers in Residence: Deadline September 30, 2007
The deadline for submission of research proposals for the Grants for Researchers in Residence Program is September 30, 2007.
The two research components include: CR+D documentary collections and archival fonds and Information architecture and online publishing. As in previous years, the Daniel Langlois Foundation will award two research grants for 2008. The proposals selected will allow researchers to work at the Foundation’s Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D).
An online application form is available on our Web site and must be used by all individuals wishing to apply for this program :
To view the list of researchers supported by the Foundation :
Research Residencies at OBORO: Deadline September 30, 2007
The project proposal submission deadline for Research and Experimentation Residencies in Montreal for Professional Artists from Emerging Countries or Regions is September 30, 2007.
The Daniel Langlois Foundation offers this program in collaboration with OBORO, an artist-run centre in Montreal. Two residency grants will be offered to professional artists from emerging countries. These grants aim to help the successful applicants in their research, experiments and project development, while allowing them to work in a different environment than their region or country of origin.
An online application form is available on our Web site and must be used by all individuals wishing to apply for this program: