CALLS FOR ART PROJECTS TO SCIENCE CENTERS
Please note these are two separate calls for two different Science Centers!
INVITATION TO OPEN PREQUALIFICATION: VITENFABRIKKEN
Vitenfabrikken is a Science Center located in Sandnes, Norway. The Science Center was opened in 2008, and consists of a 4,000 sqm building in Sandnes central city.Vitenfabrikken is exploring modern science, where the public are encouraged to participate and explore. The Science Center has a two-year program with six limited-time art projects.
This call is looking for three projects for 2012
Artists who are exploring new technologies and new media are invited to submit proposals for art projects. The term “Unstable Media” means projects of shifting, temporary character – characteristics are interactive, social and innovative projects.
“Unstable Media” The jury wants to focus on a specific area within contemporary art practice that is considered to be particularly suitable for the Science Center. The jurys intention is to focus on obvious parallels in the work methods and approaches between such art practice and research / technology development. The call wishes to specifically address artists who are exploring new technologies and new media. Art projects with the use of ‘unstable media’ is identified as interactive, social and innovative. The art projects are temporary, changing, and can often take place through international networks. Concepts such as “physical computing”, the use of microcontrollers, sensors, hardware and software experiments is also mentioned. Through a wide scale of approaches, from low-tech works of innovative research.
From the visualization of phenomena to the generation of new knowledge. The term ‘unstable media’ could also include artists who work with sound, light and vivid image on a more direct way. The jury expects, however, that a certain degree of “instability” is present in the works - such as live video, audio processing, computer-controlled light displays, etc. Similarly, this category could also include works of art in mechanical nature, meaning projects that make use of mechanics, electronics and computer technology for both production and presentation.
The jury would also be open to performance art or art that has performative elements into this category. Likewise interdisciplinary (”cross over”) methods.
The selected artprojects should reflect upon the Science Center and its activities, further it is pointed out that the art project will be presented on their own terms. All of the projects will have a duration of approx. A month.
During this month, the artist could carry out installation of a physical art project, conduct workshops in collaboration with the Science Center and the possibility of a presentation of their artworks.
Projects involving the following topics will be relevant:
Robot Technology / Programming
The artists will be asked to present one or more specific project that they believe may be relevant to that topic.
They will also be asked to present ideas to a workshop that can be conducted.
With shifting, temporary projects as the main strategy we have not identified any fixed locations for the art projects.
To ensure maximum flexibility and artistic freedom, this should be identified in dialogue between the artists themselves the art consultant and the jury.
Relevant areas for the art projects are:
- Glass façade - highly visible in the city
- The Wall - visible from certain angles
- Entrance / large displays – visible from road entry
- Vestibule - visible from both inside and outside
- 2 floor: exhibition areas
- Planetarium - visible from both inside and outside
- Less obvious places - such as stairwells, restrooms, under tables and chairs, etc.
SCHEDULE FOR IMPLEMENTATION
Winter 2011: Announcement of projects for 2012.
Calls will be announced through various national and international distribution channels that are aimed at artists within art / technology and art / science.
March 2012: First project
June 2012: Second project
September 2012: Third project
Art Committee will select three projects to be undertaken during March / June / September 2012
The budget for each art project is NOK.76.000
The budget is expected to cover the following costs:
travel / accommodation / installation / artist fees
(Any equipment / materials to be used in a workshop should not be covered by the artist’s budget)
The presentation is requested sent electronically as pdf,
it should contain max.10 pages and not exceed 2Mb
The presentation will be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMISSION DEADLINE 20 January 2012
The Art Prorgram is part of Sandnes Municipality’s artistic public art project in the Science Center.
INSPIRIA SCIENCE CENTER
INVITATION TO OPEN COMPETITION 2 ARTPROJECTS
Individual Artists and artists groups are invited to participate in open competition for the two art projects “VITAMIN” and “SCENEROMMET”
The artcommittee would like to receive ideas for the mentioned projects.
The artcommittee would like the ideas to:
- affect INSPIRIA`s business and expand the reflection field of INSPIRIA to the public and employees.
- Be including and participating towards the audience of INSPIRIA.
- Take advantage of the potential that lies in the center’s character and energy.
- Reflect a similar perspective by having relevance to, or even directly making use of new knowledge / research / technology.
ABOUT THE ART PROJECTS
INSPIRIA has as one of its focus areas HEALTH. Food and food related issues plays an important role and we want to find artists who wishes to do projects in this field.We envision a partnership with INSPIRIA eatery – Østfold Mat - (healthy and local food), use of outdoor vegetable garden, workshops, etc. For your information; INSPIRIA science center is focusing on healthy, local food and using local ingredients.Exciting dishes is composed of the intersection between traditional and gourmet. Local food means that food is produced locally. Proximity to place of production has many environmental benefits, and with this we are increasing awareness of population about the local food environment. INSPIRIA science center has partnership with Østfold Farmers’ Union, the Regional Food Akershus and Østfold and local raw material suppliers.INSPIRIA science center wants to challenge, provoke, discover and especially teach their guests about the wonderful produce from Østfold.
Budget project VITAMIN NOK.300.000 / Performed during the summer-autumn 2012
The project opens up for performances, dance, happenings, theater, film, video. INSPIRIA made available to the artist/s that wants to make a project / performance that is responding to INSPIRIA. The result is to be performed on INSPIRIA Scene or other suitable place. SCENEROMMET is sought to be a project that can be included in the dissemination to all audiences in the cultural hall. INSPIRIA Science Center has one auditorium located on the first floor with 167 seats and full audio and visual support. The scene is of the highest quality to both speeches, music and dance.
Budget project SCENEROMMET NOK.300.000 / Performed during autumn 2013
The overall Art Plan and more information on art projects for INSPIRIA science center is available HERE
Here you will also find results of the competition.
VITAMIN, NOK. 20,000 first prize and NOK. 10,000 in second prize.
SCENEROMMET, NOK. 20,000 first prize and NOK. 10,000 in second prize.
The presentation for the competition should be a maximum of three A3 pages in addition to CV and a brief reasoned interest in the project.The artcommittee aims to present the results of competition within 2 months after the deadline. The winners of the competition will be notified directly.
If the material is requested returned, please enclose the correct return postage.
The competition will be conducted by KORO practice where art committee acts as jury. The artcommittee reserves the right to invite up to three artists directly to the competition.
The presentation should be sent by letter (not e-mail or CD), and must be postmarked by the 20th of January, 2012
The presentation marked “VITAMIN” or “SCENEROMMET”
The response will be sent to:
Inspiria Science Center