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Call for Australian media artists


Call for proposals from Australian media artists

ANAT is pleased to announce the call for proposals from Australian media artists and science organisations to participate in the 2007 Synapse Art and Science Residency program.

The residencies are available to Australian artists with experience in media arts practice and an interest in science. Artists from all technologically mediated disciplines are welcome to apply.

Residencies can be undertaken at either an Australian or overseas science organisation for a period of 12 or 16 weeks, depending on the location. ANAT will provide an artist’s fee, accommodation, a living away allowance and return travel to the destination of the residency if required. It is anticipated the host organisation will provide access to personnel, equipment, space and resources, as well as contributing towards materials and/or the cost of mounting an exhibition at the conclusion of the residency.

The Synapse residencies provide an opportunity for artists to work with key areas of research and science expertise whilst contributing to the creative needs of the science organisation. In order to encourage early relationship-building and to ensure the best fit between artist and host organisation, a joint proposal must be submitted. It is the responsibility of either partner to establish contact with the other and to determine the best possible collaboration prior to application. Those with existing relationships are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

The Synapse program, established in 2004, supports creative partnerships between scientists and artists, science institutions and art organisations. As well as the residencies, the Synapse initiative comprises an international database of science/arts collaborations and a moderated email discussion list (both to be launched during 2007 National Science Week), as well as the Australia Council/Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage program, which supports arts/science collaborations in tertiary education research environments.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday, 29th June 2007

Guidelines for applicants can be downloaded from www.anat.org.au

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