image: still from the teaser of Eyelidless by Yamila Ríos. DOP teaser: Emilie Sornasse
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A strong, fair and sustainable arts field during and post corona will need to address the impact of digital technology.
Digital is part of our daily lives, interacting with our physical, mental and emotional states. Together, these states make up the world we inhabit and impact the ways we produce and experience culture.
From this holistic perspective, Flanders Arts Institute (Kunstenpunt) went looking for people that call the status quo into question and suggest possible or alternative ways to work digitally in the arts.
Flanders Arts Institute is providing a total of 12,000 euros to one or more working groups that want to develop (a) specific idea(s) for up to 1 year. How this budget will be allocated, will depend on the proposals received and selected by the jury. A fair distinction will be made between participants with a fixed income and those working on a freelance or independent basis.
This call has been closed.
The call welcomed anyone who has an interesting idea related to working digitally in the arts.
This included topics such as:
Two principles were paramount:
In addition, the jury has applied a number of selection principles: fairness and sustainability; accessibility and transparency; a view on privacy, privilege and extraction; and an inquisitive attitude with respect to technology.
Flanders Arts Institute is unable to fund artistic production. Ideas to be developed through artistic practice were welcomed, as long as they benefit not only the (trajectory of) the artist(s) involved, but a larger part of the artistic community or ecosystem.
Ideas should strive to have an impact on working digitally in the arts in Flanders and Brussels.
The call took place in two rounds:
Candidates submitted a short statement, briefly outlining an area of interest and viewpoint, and how that is relevant to this open call. These statements have been published on our A Fair New Idea?! platform.
It is possible for candidates to review, comment on and discuss each other’s submissions.
The deadline for applying was 14 May 2021.
Not all submissions have been selected to proceed. Flanders Arts Institute has contacted all candidates, informing them of the results of round 1.
The jury has reviewed all submissions and sought out groups of complementary or similar submissions. Selected candidates have been contacted as a group (composed by the jury) and invited, but are not obliged to work on a joint submission.
The work for round 2 is funded at a rate of 400 euros per proposal.
The joint or individually developed proposals must be submitted by 25 June 2021. The jury will then decide how the available budget of 12,000 euros will be allocated. A fair distinction will be made between participants with a fixed income and those working on a freelance or independent basis.
The jury for this call consists of:
By Yamila Ríos
Concept, direction & music composition: Yamila Ríos
Dramaturgy and performative design: Diego Echegoyen
Lightning design, video edition and live streaming technical direction: Ofer Smilansky
Dop live performance: Pauline Beau Djilas
Dop pre-recorded material and video teaser: Emilie Sornasse
Assistance on set: Pierre-Louise Kerbart
Costume design: Jennifer Defays/Genders-astray
Graphic identity and animated interventions: Raul Luna
Historical research: Liesbeth Schoonheim