The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art will award three Grants for Media Art 2015 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.
A requirement for the prize is user registration and submission of the online application via this website by 26 February 2015, 4:00 p.m. (CET). Applications submitted after this date cannot be taken into consideration.
The grant is valid for the duration of 6 months (July-December 2015). 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.
Applications will only be accepted from artists and not from institutions.
Only one application per person per year will be accepted.
Artist Groups can also apply; 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 as 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 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 at 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 online applications will be taken into consideration. Applications sent via post or e-mail and extra-materials received via post and e-mail will be disregarded and cannot be retrieved at any point.
The application may be submitted in either English or German. In the case of a German application, additionally the summary of the application must be provided in English, as the jury will consist of international participants.
The recipients agree to allow grant the organizers 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 receive an e-mail confirmation.
The organizers 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 information with great care.
The information and documentation you submit will only be used for the purposes of processing your application. Applicants agree to be contacted by the Edith-Russ-Haus via the email address provided within their application. The jury\’s decision will be made known online once the selection process has been completed. This is expected to take place latest the end of May 2015. Awardees will be notified via email and by post through their respective addresses provided. We would like to ask you to refrain from any inquiries concerning the completeness of your application or updates on the evaluation process after deadline. Inquiries of this kind will be disregarded.
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):
Comprehensive description of the project (including installation plan, storyboard, navigation plan, etc.)
Technical means and materials
Work and production schedule
Financing plan (solid financing: own share, third-party funds, if necessary; planned but not yet solid financing: own share, third-party funds, if necessary)
You may also submit your documentation online. Individual files may not be larger than 10 MB. For video projects: Please do not include links for direct downloads. Instead use a hoster like vimeo or youtube and provide us with the URL (you can choose to use password protection).
For further information, please contact:
info(at)edith-russ-haus.de; Tel.: +49 441 235 3208.
About the EDITH-RUSS-HAUS FOR MEDIA ART:
The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art is devoted to a wide range of current issues related to media art. Since ist opening in 2000 numerous exhibitions, presentations and lectures had been organized by artists and media theorists.
The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art has had a regular visiting artist program since 2001 that has supported and implemented 35 proposals for artistic projects to date. There are two one-room apartments and a live-in studio available for this purpose. Recipients of the grant can fall back on the institutional support of the Edith-Russ-Haus during the realization of their projects.