SpeakAIR residency is not a traditional residency programme that encourages artists to create artworks on site. Our aim is rather to offer artists time and space to undertake artistic research. In other words, we want to support artists on the various stages in the process of artistic experimentation. As defined by Johan Pousette, process in the art context refers to “the artist’s own development of ideas and an interest in sharing this with an audience as a part of the working practice”. Keeping this notion of process in our mind, SpeakAIR seeks for creative professionals who are interested in the process of art making.
During a one-month residency, artists will be asked to use a SpeakAIR facebook page as a ground for research. This online platform will become an interactive room, not only where artists share their research but also where the public can join discussions in real time. Through live-streaming as well as posting texts and images as a research process, artists are expected to use different ways to reach out to the audience . There are no regulations on the contents - may it be performance, reading, QAs, creating artworks, coding, you name it. However, it should highlight how the notion of process is important in your art practice. The residency will culminate in a live-streaming presentation of the month research.
Please keep in mind that this online space is designed to serve multiple functions, namely a laboratory /studio/ blank canvas/ discussion room/ community space. If your practice does not encourage discussions to take place, this residency is probably not for you. We hope this virtual space will decentralize art conversation.
Deadline: December 15th (11:59 PM EST)
Place: SpeakAIR facebook page
Duration: 1 month (February, 2020)
This open call is open to artists working in a wide range of disciplines and mediums. This opportunity is not limited to digital artists, but applicants must be comfortable using a live-streaming function on Facebook.
The artists are expected to:
-use live-streaming a minimum of 3 times during the month (not including the final presentation).
-have access to a high-speed Internet, computer (with a microphone and camera), or a mobile phone if preferred.
-be willing to engage with the online audience. This is your opportunity to share ideas and develop your project further.
-dedicate time and energy to a project and be ready for the final presentation by the end of the residency. We do not expect artists to present a finished work as it is open-ended research residency.
-provide documentation of the project to SpeakArt at the end of the residency.
-create a Facebook account or use your existing account
What we offer:
-a stipend of 200$ CAD
-a digital documentation
-publication/promotion on our website and social media