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Funware Shared Artist in Residence – BALTAN, NIMk and Piksel

BALTAN, NIMk and Piksel have launched an open call for proposals as part of the exhibition project Funware. They are looking for interesting new software art projects that can be developed in the period of June – November 2010 through a shared residency. The new work developed during the residency will be presented in the Funware exhibition at MU in Eindhoven, at HMKV in Dortmund and as part of the Piksel festival 2010.

This residency is a collaboration between three labs, based on a desire to investigate the ways and potential of working within a network of labs that support the exchange and sharing of resources and knowledge.

Target Group

  • Proposals are welcome from professional artists worldwide;
  • The concept should fit within the theme of the exhibition Funware, in which it will be presented;
  • The work should be created using free/open source software;
  • The artist should have experience working in collaborative settings with people from different disciplines;
  • The artist must be willing and able to travel to Eindhoven, Amsterdam and Bergen for residency periods (exact dates and period will be made in accordance with the artist);
  • The artist must be willing to openly and thoroughly document the artistic process.


June – November, 2010

Scholarship Value

The organizers offer:

  • Residency period at each of the different labs (residency time at location will be project dependent) in the period of June – November 2010. Specific dates at each location are to be determined in collaboration with the selected artist.
  • Artist(s) fee.
  • Production budget (including support of travel and accommodation, accommodation is not provided for in Amsterdam).
  • Presentation of the project in the Funware exhibition in Eindhoven (MU) and Dortmund (HMKV).
  • Public presentation of the results of the artist’s research at BALTAN Laboratories, NIMk and Piksel;
  • Support for the documentation of the research and final work, and dissemination of this documentation.


Please send your submission to call [at] (please replace [at] with @)

Your application should consist of:

  • Outline of the concept underlying the work that you wish to develop (200 words max).
  • General outline of the scope of the final work (200 words max – please include visual sketches).
  • Outline of the research and development plan for the work (250 words max)
  • Motivation for why you would like to work in the context of this particular residency as well as an overview of your interest in the technologies mentioned above (250 words max).
  • Indication of your planning divided between the three labs, i.e. what would you like to develop where.
  • Up-to-date CV including links to previous work.