please send the application form to MADE‐ Mobility of Digital Arts in Europe centre des arts MADE project 12‐16 rue de la Libération Call for Proposals for the commissioning F ‐ 95 880 Enghien‐les‐Bains email@example.com of a new European Co‐production MADE Launch ‐ French Institute in the United Kingdom London – 24th November 2010 MADE (Mobility of Digital Arts in Europe) is launched on November 24th 2010, in the framework of the EU’s Culture programme (2007‐2013), as a co‐operation between lead organiser centre des arts d’Enghien‐les‐Bains (Paris, France) and partners body>data>space (London, UK), Transcultures (Mons, Belgium) and boDig (Istanbul, Turkey). The aims and objectives of MADE are: 1 ‐ To implement and promote European objectives for artist mobility within the digital arts, and, through this, to encourage the co‐operation and collaboration of European cultural organisations and the promotion of this work to audiences across Europe. 2 – To practically examine and explore forms and models of European digital co‐ production, using topical case studies and, in particular, through the commissioning and production of a live/contemporary digital work (performance and/or installation). This new Commission will be co‐produced by the 4 partners across the European countries involved. The partners will collaborate artistically and financially, and additionally will examine a variety of forms of onwards distribution methods. 3 ‐ To produce a White Paper report based on the two previous points, exploring European co‐production and distribution methodologies for performances and installations within the digital arts field. It is in this context that MADE is making an open Call for Proposals, offering a co‐production package, inviting professional artists from all EU member (or candidate) countries to submit project ideas for this co‐production. One project, a new European live/contemporary digital work (performance and/or installation), will be selected by the MADE Selection Panel. This panel will be composed of the artistic directors of the four MADE partners and an additional independent expert. This selected project will benefit from 4 successive residencies hosted by the MADE partners in each of their countries. The partners will support the creation and production of the work by bringing their expertise and resources to it. The project will be premiered at centre des arts d’Enghien‐les‐Bains annual international festival for digital arts, Bains Numeriques 2012 and will be aided in further distribution by all the partners. Timetable Announcement of Call for Proposals – Wednesday 24th November 2010 Deadline for 1st Stage Application – Monday 24th January 2011 Notification of 20 selected works for 2nd stage assessment ‐ Monday 14th February 2011 Deadline for 2nd Stage Application – Monday 7th March 2011 Announcement of Final Commissioned work – Friday 1st April 2011 Residency series ‐ Septembre 2011 to June 2012 (see detailed timeline for residencies below) A – Call for proposals This Call for Proposals is launched under the theme ‘Digital arts and the new aesthetic experiences for public space and/or stage and exhibition spaces’ It invites professional artists of EU member (or candidate) countries to submit ideas for projects. The Call for Proposals includes both multidisciplinary live performance and / or installations using digital technology for artistic purposes. The MADE partners are particularly interested in the use of tele‐presence, media facades, locative based and social medias, interactive softwares, immersive environments, blended virtual/physical reality, the augmented/virtual body, digital devices, interactive installations and new relationships with the audience. The call is open to individual artists or groups of artists proposing the development and production of a new work. The primary criteria for the First Stage Application (See Form – information on concept and ideas, relevance to the call, technical requirements, resources needed > see form attached) is the artistic quality and the European dimension of the work. An innovative and reflexive use of technology is encouraged and applicants must be able to demonstrate a financial contribution of their own, equal to a minimum of an additional 15% of the overall budget. B – Selection of Shortlist Twenty projects will then selected by representatives of the MADE partners. This shortlist will be asked, across 3 weeks (Monday 14th February 2011 to Monday 7th March 2011) to submit a Second Stage Application. This will require detailed additional information on the final work. (Conceptual, technical, creation needs, full budget, distribution aims, proposed involvement in the MADE research will need to be outlined in full.) The criteria for this shortlist selection are as follows: Approach to the theme ‘Digital arts and the new aesthetic experiences for public space and/or stage and exhibition spaces’. The overall coherence of the proposal Degree of artistic innovation Degree of innovative uses of digital technologies How the European dimension of MADE is taken into account How the work addresses the question of artist mobility and the virtual / physical distribution of artistic works to a wider European public How the work addresses question of the artist and audience relationship through research and participation How the work addresses efficient and sustainable creation and distribution ideas for future co‐production models Proposed projects should simultaneously take into account new critical writings around digital creation, the digital society and the environment of today, and the forms of dramaturgy induced by digital technologies within an intercultural European dimension. However the final project will be chosen primarily on the basis of the proposed artistic approach and vision. C ‐ Selection Panel The MADE Selection Panel (composed of 6 experts ‐ the four artistic directors of MADE joined by the MADE documenter and an independent expert) will then retain one successful project from the twenty shortlisted projects. D – Production The successful project will be co‐produced by the MADE partners. MADE will provide support at four key stages of the project, through the 4 x two week residences, hosted in each of the four partner countries involved: 1. Pre‐production (research and concept development) BoDig (Istanbul, Turkey) in September 2011 2. Development (concept to creation) body>data>space (London, UK) in Jan/February 2012 3. Production (creation to production) Transcultures (Mons, Belgium) in April 2012 4. Dissemination (production to live audience) CDA Enghien les Bains (Paris, France) in June 2012 The financial support provided by MADE is within a co‐production package. Allocations within this figure have been made for artist fees, creation space, technical support and equipment, travel, accommodation and per diems, marketing and expert advice. These have been apportioned in the co‐ production budget for use at each of the four residencies. The minimum add on to the overall budget of the project is 15% from the applicant can be in the form of producer support, further residency creation time or any other needs that can be detailed by the applicant. Each residency will include a workshop/informal showing of the work to date for invited professionals and/or local audiences, created and facilitated jointly by the artists and the hosting partner. As part of the allocated budget the artists will, as discussed and agreed with the partners in accordance to the artists and partners schedules, budgets and needs, benefit from access to a studio and equipment for the creation process fees, travel, accommodation and per diems (2 weeks maximum) for an interdisciplinary team of up to 3‐4 artists technical support and research/development support according to agreed aims production support and dramaturgical overview network of connections to interesting experts in each country help with distribution potentials for onwards and marketing engagement in a wider debate about new models of co‐production for digital artistic works in Europe communication and PR materials for the work‐in‐progress and for the premiere Artists will be required to participate in their host’s on going research programme linked to the MADE project, depending on their skills and / or specialisations. enable and engage in an informal work‐in‐progress showing to invited guests and the MADE partners at the end of each residency participate in the MADE research through (cultural) mediation sessions with the host and invited audience members The artists need to understand that this new work, produced during the four residences of the MADE programme, is an integral part of the overall research of MADE into new models of co‐production for digital arts in Europe. The creation process will be regularly observed and documented by the partners (in a process to be co‐modelled and agreed between the partners and the artists) to create research resources. These resources will constitute the practical and conceptual basis for the final White Paper report to be produced by the MADE partners examining the mobility, co‐production and distribution of digital art works in Europe. An agreement specifying the above details and the modes of co‐production will be signed between artists and the four partners of MADE. General coordination Dominique Roland, director of centre des arts ‐ Enghien‐lesBains firstname.lastname@example.org Coordination Celine Nannini email@example.com +33 (0)1 39 64 11 02 12‐16 rue de la libération 95880 Enghien les Bains FR Press Attachée : Isabelle Louis + 33 (0)1 42 78 18 04 / + 33 (0)6 82 36 21 34 ‐ firstname.lastname@example.org This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. 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