Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art

határidődeadline: 2014. február 16.

The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art will award three Grants for Media Art 2014 of the Foundation of Lower Saxony (10,000 € each).

The grant from the Foundation of Lower Saxony at the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art supports a wide spectrum of media art, from video art and net-based projects to audio or audio-visual installations.

Each grant will be awarded for the production of a new project in the area of media art.

A preliminary jury as well as a jury will convene to select the recipients of the grants.

Award criteria:

* A requirement for the prize is user registration and submission of the online application via this website by 16 February 2014, 12:00 a.m. (CET). Applications submitted after this date cannot be taken into consideration.
* The grant is valid for the duration of 6 months (July–December 2014). It cannot be prolonged and residency is compulsory. Anticipated stay in Oldenburg: at least one month.
* The project or the artistic work should be completed within the six-month duration of the grant. A possible extension of this period must be discussed in advance with the grant supervisor.
* Applications will only be accepted from artists and not from institutions.
* Only one application per person per year will be accepted.
* Artists can apply as a group; however, the grant is the same as for individual applications. The applicant whose name is provided as a contact will be considered responsible for the project. Co-applicants will also carry creative responsibility for the project. People enlisted to assist the team (programmers, sound technicians, advisers, specialists etc.) cannot be considered members of the group.
* If desired, grant recipients can apply to stay in a furnished guest apartment.
* The artist will be included in the activities of the Edith-Russ-Haus, including workshops, presentations or artist’s talks. The dates will be arranged in consultation with the Edith-Russ-Haus.
* Beyond the grant to the amount of €10,000 and the possibility of using one of the guest apartments in the Edith-Russ-Haus, no further costs will be covered (such as technical means, production means, travel expenses, living expenses during the duration of the grant, the stay, or for an evening spent by the recipients in Oldenburg).
* A jury consisting of international experts will select the recipients of the grants.
* Only the materials listed below will be taken into consideration. Originals and unique copies are excluded.
* The application may be submitted in either English or German. In German applications, some important information must also be provided in English.
* The recipients agree to allow grant the organisers all rights to the use of images of their artworks for publication, archiving, website publication as well as any further form of communication without payment as long as this use does not damage or intend to damage the participants’ reputation.
* An application is considered accepted when the applicant receives confirmation via email. If the application does not conform to the prescribed conditions, the applicant will not be sent email confirmation.
* The organisers and the jury have the unilateral right to exclude applications that do not conform to the conditions.

The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art will handle the submitted materials with great care. In view of the volume of the submitted materials, we cannot assume liability for any slight damage that may occur.

Documentation will NOT be returned. The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art does not assume liability for any losses during mailing.

The information and documentation you submit will only be used at the Edith-Russ-Haus for the purposes of processing your application. The jury’s decision will be made known online once the selection process has been completed. This is expected to take place in April 2014.

Information on filling out your application:

* Online application (registration and application: see the submenus in the left-hand navigation bar of this website).
* The description of your project should include the following information (PDF file; please designate your file according to the following example: NAME_YEAR_TITLE-OF-PROJECT):

1. Title of project and short summary (a maximum of 600 characters including spaces; English version required)
2. Comprehensive description of the project (including installation plan, storyboard, navigation plan, etc.)
3. Technical means and materials
4. Work and production schedule
5. Financing plan (solid financing: own share, third-party funds; planned but not yet solid financing: own share, third-party funds)
* In some cases, you may also submit your documentation online. Individual files may not be larger than 10 MB! Photos (a maximum of 24 x 30 cm, 1280 x 1024 pixels, including passe-partout) and/or slides and/or catalogues (a maximum of 2); for video projects: DVD, CD-ROM, mini-DV cassettes a maximum of 15 minutes); for Internet projects: CD-ROM and URLs, no originals, no unique copies.

To be sent to:

Stipendium der Stiftung Niedersachsen für Medienkunst 2014

Katharinenstraße 23
D-26121 Oldenburg

IMPORTANT: Material sent by post must arrive at the Edith-Russ-Haus by 16 February 2014.

For further information, please contact:
info(at)edith-russ-haus.de; Tel.: +49 (0)441/235 3208.