Applications are now open for Cybernate, an online and in-person research residency programme for three Irish artists and three French artists who specialise in Digital Arts and have presented or wish to present work in public spaces.
The deadline to apply is 14 October and the programme will take place from November 2022 to March 2023 including two 2-week in-person residencies in Lyon and Galway.
The aim of this research residency is to offer artists time, space, and networking opportunities.
A call for submissions selects the candidates according to the proposed project idea the artists would like to develop.
Participating artists will then develop the project idea in Digital Arts for public space and present a work in progress at the end of the residency.
Cybernate was launched as a response to the Joint Plan of Action (2021-2025) between Ireland and France.
The Plan aims to strengthen and deepen relations between the two countries across a range of cultural, educational and political activities.
Among the aims of this plan is to foster the digital economy and to jointly promote cultural exchanges, including the creation of several new cultural fellowships and residency programmes between Irish and French institutions.
Cybernate aims to provide artists working in digital arts with the time and space to interrogate access to public space through artistic/digital means and seeks to explore what it means to create digital artworks in the public space in the current climate of societal change.
Galway Culture Company has launched Cybernate in partnership with Pôle PIXEL, HACNUM Network, CREW, the French Embassy in Ireland and ATU and is funded by The Arts Council.
The residency is produced by Culture Works and is funded by Arts Council Ireland’s pilot International Residency Programme.