Fwd: FW: UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS - deadline July12th

Posted by Mark Tribe | Wed May 28th 2003 11:28 p.m.

>Subject: FW: UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS - deadline July12th
>Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 09:27:15 -0700
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>Colleauges
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>The UNESCO DIGIARTS program and IAMAS have announced a digital
>Arts prize
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>Roger
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Christa Sommerer [mailto:christa@iamas.ac.jp]
>Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 12:00 AM
>To: christa@iamas.ac.jp
>Subject: UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS - deadline July12th
>
> Dear friends and collegues,
>
>We are happy to announce the
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>Digital Pluralism - UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS
><http://www.iamas.ac.jp/unesco_award>
><http://www.iamas.ac.jp/unesco_award>
>Please find our website and instructions for submissions in 10 languages
>
>at:
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>http://www.iamas.ac.jp/unesco_award
><http://www.iamas.ac.jp/unesco_award>
>1.) AWARD: <http://www.iamas.ac.jp/unesco_award/e/prize.html>
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>The award is organized in collaboration between IAMAS
><http://www.iamas.ac.jp> Gifu, Japan and the UNESCO Digi-Arts Portal
><http://portal.unesco.org/digiarts>, Paris.
>The award consists of a 10.000 USD money award & a 6-month
>artist-in-residence stay at the IAMAS <http://www.iamas.ac.jp>,
>Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences and the International
>Academy of Media Arts and Sciences in Ogaki, Gifu Japan.
>
>a) Award Money:
>
>The total money award of USD10,000 is provided by the Higashiyama Fund
>set-up and managed by the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in
>Japan (NFUAJ) and given by the Director-General of UNESCO.
>
>In addition, IAMAS provides a 6-months salary for the 1st price winner
>who will be invited as artist-in-residence to IAMAS. This salary is
>around 2,100,000 yen (~ 18.000.- USD) for 6 months (the exact amount
>will depend on the number of years' professional experience that the
>artist has had, for example, an artist with 2-6 years' experience will
>receive 350,000 yen per month, totalling 2,100,000 yen for 6 months).
>
>The components of the Award are:
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>1st prize: USD 5,000 & 6 months artist-in-residency at IAMAS
>2nd prize: USD 3,000
>3rd prize: USD 2,000
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>b) 6-month Artist-in-Residency at IAMAS
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>IAMAS <http://www.iamas.ac.jp/E/index-html.html> will welcome the main
>award winner as artist-in-residence
><http://www.iamas.ac.jp/intro/E/air.html> for 6 months. This is intended
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>to give the young artist the chance to work in a very well equipped,
>high-tech environment where he/she can realise the chosen project and
>benefit from cultural exchange with IAMAS staff and students.
>
>IAMAS will provide the artist with a monthly salary during this time
>(depending on the numers of years' professional experience up to
>2,100,000.- yen for 6 months) as well as travel expenses incurred when
>joining and leaving IAMAS. Furthermore, IAMAS will rent an apartment for
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>the artist-in-residence. However, the artist is asked to pay for part of
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>the rent.
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>The artist-in-residence will be at IAMAS from October 2003 until March
>2004. During this time, the artist will develop his/her work, based on
>his/her award-winning project proposal. The final artwork will be
>presented at the 5th World Forum for Media Art and Culture exhibition to
>
>be held in Ogaki, Japan in March 2004. This is when the award winner and
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>his/her work will be introduced to the public
>
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>2.) HOW TO SUBMIT <http://www.iamas.ac.jp/unesco_award/e/howto.html>
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>Project proposals in the field of digital art (including web art,
>interactive art, media installation, digital music, performance or other
>
>media art forms) are accepted.
>
>1. One project proposal per artist is accepted. The official language
>for all submissions is English.
>2. The proposed project must not be an already finished artwork.
>3. Total length of the project proposal: 5-7 pages, A4 format.
>4. The project proposal must include: title, 500-word abstract, concept
>of the work, project description, technical description, drawings and
>set-up plan as well as a timetable for carrying out the work during the
>6 months as artist-in-residence at IAMAS.
>5. A short biography (2-3 pages, A4) including education, career,
>exhibition list and list of activities as well as contact address
>(including telephone number and email address) and 2 passport photos are
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>required.
>6. All submissions must reach IAMAS by postal mail by 12 July 2003.
>7. Download and sign the entry form
><http://www.iamas.ac.jp/%7Eiuko302/unesco/entryform.pdf> and send it
>along with your submission by postal mail to IAMAS:
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>IAMAS
>Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences
>International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences
>3-95 Ryoke-cho Ogaki City Gifu 503-0014 Japan
>Phone. +81(0)584 75 6600 Fax. +81(0)584 75 6637
>unesco_award@iamas.ac.jp
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><mailto:unesco_award@iamas.ac.jp>
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>3.) SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
><http://www.iamas.ac.jp/unesco_award/e/guide.html>
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>* The award focuses on supporting young, talented people involved in
>media art.
>
>* The age limit for submitting artists is 35 years.
>
>* The award will be given to project proposals, not to finished
>artworks.
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>* Project proposals should relate to the theme of the award.
>
>* The main award winner's project proposal will be carried out at IAMAS
>during a special artist-in-residence period provided by IAMAS.
>
>* We especially encourage submissions by artists from developing
>countries.
>
>4.) OBJECTIVES OF THE AWARD
><http://www.iamas.ac.jp/unesco_award/e/index.html>
>
>In our increasingly diverse societies, it is essential to ensure
>harmonious interaction among people and groups with plural, varied and
>dynamic cultural identities as well as their willingness to live
>together" (UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, 2
>November 2001)
>
>But how does technology shape cultural identity and how has it changed
>the way we live together? Can digital technology promote dialogue
>between people from different cultures, creating a better, fairer and
>more peaceful world where cultural diversity and tolerance prevail? And
>how can an artist's vision and sensibility reflect and contribute to
>cultural diversity and digital pluralism?
>
>These are the questions we want to address through the "Digital
>Pluralism - UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS". We encourage
>artists to reflect on the theme of cultural diversity, digital pluralism
>
>and social interaction, and to send project proposals for a media
>artwork that considers these topics and that can be realised during a
>6-month artist-in-residence period at the Institute of Advanced Media
>Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) in Gifu, Japan.
>
>5.) JURY <http://www.iamas.ac.jp/%7Eiuko302/unesco/e/jury.html>
>
>An expert jury, representing the 5 cultural regions as well as UNESCO
>and IAMAS has been assembled.
>The jury members are:
>
>Africa:
>Ibrahima Ndiaye [Multimedia critic, Professor of Universite Cheikh Anta
>Diop de Dakar, Senegal]
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>Asia/Pacific:
>Eliane Ng [Independent curator specialized in contemporary and new media
>
>art, China]
>
>Latin America/Caribbean:
>Diana Domingues [Professor and Researcher at the University of Caxias do
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>Sul/ CNPq, Brazil]
>
>Europe/North America:
>Gerfried Stocker [Director of Ars Electronica, Austria]
>
>Arab States:
>Azza El-Hassan [Independent filmmaker, Palestine]
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>IAMAS:
>Itsuo Sakane [Founding President of IAMAS]
>Hiroshi Yoshioka [Professor of IAMAS]
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>NFUAJ:
>Shigeru Okada [Secretary General of the National Federation ofUNESCO
>Associations in Japan]
>
>UNESCO:
>Tereza Wagner [Deputy team leader for the Digi-Arts Project, Paris
>Headquarters]
>
>External supervisor of the jury:
>Christa Sommerer [Associate Professor of IAMAS]
>
>We are looking forward to receive your project proposals and to welcome
>you at IAMAS !
>Best regards
>
>Dr. Christa SOMMERER
>UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS
>Organizing and Program Committee
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>Dr. Christa Sommerer
>Associate Professor
>IAMAS Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences
>3-95 Ryoke-cho, Ogaki-shi, Gifu 503-0014, Japan
>Tel/Fax: +81-584-75-6806 or -6808
>Mobile: +81-90-5880-1801 or +81-90-8957-4524
>christa@iamas.ac.jp http://www.iamas.ac.jp/~christa
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