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    Open Call for Three Artist Residencies in the UK

    The Finnish Institute in London is delighted to launch three residency programmes in the UK and Ireland in collaboration with Frame Visual Art Finland and HIAP - Helsinki International Artist Programme. The residencies are based in renowned locations White Building (Space) in London, Wysing Art Centre in Cambridge, Lighthouse in Brighton and Temple Bar Gallery & Studios in Dublin. The Dublin residency was introduced earlier and the deadline for the application has already ended.


    The White Building, London
FRAME_SPACE residency programme offers a three-month residency (October 19 2016 – January 22, 2017). The HereAfter residency takes place at The White Building, London’s centre for art, technology and sustainability. Run by SPACE, The White Building serves as a lab for artists and creatives whose work critically engages with technology.

    HereAfter investigates how the virtual impacts perceptions of reality, questioning how access is mediated via technology, and in what way such tools reconfiguring our own orientation and lived experience. HereAfter explores the nature of contemporary space as not merely a site of presence, but of represented experience.
    Selected artists will be fully immersed in The White Building’s research and development network. Residents will be invited to contribute to and participate in programming activity across The White Building - leading public seminars, exhibiting their work, being a part of educational programming, and helping to direct The White Building’s Research and Development initiatives. Artists and hybrid practitioners are selected in recognition of their proposal’s compatibility with the critical and experimental nature of the 3 month residency structure.

    The White Building Residencies support the critical research and development, production and presentation of initiatives dialoguing with art, technology and sustainability. The 3 month residency is conceived as a period of development, immersion and critical investigation for artists and creative technologists working on experimental applications and projects. Past development projects have resulted in performance lectures, moving image experiments, sound and code performances, computing works, beta testing of technical prototypes, installations and public interventions.

    The residency offers the artists travel, accommodation and a shared studio space, and also includes a working grant and production budget.

    APPLY HERE for the HereAfter Residency
    The deadline for applications is 17 April 2016.

    More information on The White Building.

    The Multiverse

    Wysing Poly residency offers a two-month residency (July 4 – September 5) at Wysing Arts Centre. Wysing Art Centre in Bourn, near Cambridge, includes a gallery, education and new media facilities, artists’ studios, project spaces and a 17th century farmhouse.

    With Wysing Poly Wysing Arts Centre aims to provide an environment within which practice and theory come together to support the development of new work and new collaborations. Across 2016 they will offer artists’ residencies, artist-led study weeks and study days, a Summercamp comprising of seminars and events devised in collaboration with artists and writers, alongside practical courses and workshops for young people developed by our Circuit group. Wysing Poly will take an open and pluralistic approach, and intrinsic to it will be
    the contribution of individuals from outside the arts through a public talks and events programme that will expand thinking and bring new tangents and ideas to the centre.
    Wysing Arts Centre is particularly looking for artists that can bring alternative cultural perspectives to the programme, who will embrace the ethos of learning and who will be willing to run study days, and participate in events, as part of our public programme.

    The residency offers the artists travel, accommodation and a shared studio space, and also includes a working grant and production budget.

    APPLY HERE for Wysing Poly Residency
    The deadline for applications is 17 April 2016.

    More information on Wysing Arts Centre.


Lighthouse residency programme offers a three-month residency in Brighton (September-November, 2016). Lighthouse is a contemporary culture organisation that connects and shares new works of art, film, music, design and other new forms of creativity, that explore the social, cultural, political, environmental and economical effects of new technologies. The residency is organised in collaboration with HIAP.
For this residency Lighthouse is looking for an artist with a particular interest to work in any of these fields:

    • Robotics and prosthetics, adaptive design and body/sensory augmentation
    • Open source design for hardware and physical products
    • Visual design, interaction, and software engines for games
    • Sound design and music for film, games and other media

    Lighthouse offers a working space for the artist and an opportunity to present his/her practise as part of Lighthouse's programme of public events, such as screenings, performances or installations. The residency includes a budget for travel, living and accommodation, materials and other direct production costs.

    The deadline for the applications is April 17, 2016 (11:59pm, GMT +2).

    More information on the Lighthouse Residency.

    You can apply here for the residencies:

Tuesday, 22nd March 2016