Mobile Media Artist Residency : Minneapolis DEADLINE FEB 21

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Christopher Baker

Minneapolis Art On Wheels
2010 Artist Residency Program
Call For Applications

Program Summary
The Minneapolis Art on Wheels (MAW) Artist Residency Program (ARP) seeks to gather select groups of innovative artists for intensive three week creative residencies in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Resident artists will work together at the West Bank Social Center (WBSC) and focus on creating new artworks and open source software tools that leverage cutting-edge interactive, mobile and projection technologies. While these new technologies are key components of MAW’s work, the ARP does not require applicants to be expert in this field. Likewise, tech-savvy artists need not be experts in performance. In addition to demonstrating artistic skill, applicants must propose a project to be completed during their residency. While MAW welcomes any creative proposal, applicants are encouraged to first consider proposing public-performances and interventions, experimental-audio-visual-works, interactive-mobile-media-experiences or novel-open-source-software-instruments-or-performance-tools. Work produced by resident artists will be exhibited, performed and shared in Minneapolis throughout the residency periods. The ARP encourages applicants to propose projects that can become a part of MAW’s repertoire of public projection works for future performances.

The ARP offers eight three-week Artist Residencies during the late Spring of 2010. In addition to MAW’s technical resources and workspace at the WBSC, resident artists will receive a generous artist fee (3000 USD) and project budget (500 USD). Selected artists living outside of Minneapolis will receive a travel stipend and assistance securing local accommodations. For more information about the program requirements application process and deadlines, see the program details below.


What is Minneapolis Art on Wheels?
_Minneapolis Art on Wheels (MAW) is an artist collective dedicated to activating public spaces with large-scale projections of sound and video. MAW develops software, hardware and methodologies for participatory urban projection and helps artists and community organizations utilize these instruments to creatively claim and transform public spaces. MAW disseminates these instruments and works with artists interested in technology to promote mobile public projection. MAW aims to connect patrons with artists and artists with communities through commissioning programs. Commissioning programs are tailored to the needs of a specific event and include performances on-demand, training of artist with a mission and collaborative development of public performance events sought by community organizations.

MAW is directed by Ali Momeni with fiscal sponsorship from the Minnesota Futures Grant, Office of International Programs, College of Liberal Arts Office of Information Technologies, the Department of Art and the Collaborative Arts Program at at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities._