Facebook, in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS), launches a new award for Irish artists who embrace emerging technology in their work. Through the programme, Facebook and FSAS will provide artists with technical resources and expertise to imagine new fields of artistic production including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and 3D digital fabrication.
Artists worldwide embrace technology as a tool to expand the boundaries of visual imagery. Fields such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality have opened new avenues for imagination and innovation, and new technologies offer promise for the continued reimagining of creative experiences.
Facebook and FSAS will provide the awarded artist with a professional tool kit along with support and skills to install the kit into their creative workflow and working space. FSAS will work with the awardee to engage and develop new and dynamic methods of collaboration and experimentation in digital and virtual space through a schedule of remote expertise exchange.
Outline of the award
From a dedicated studio installed at FSAS with the infrastructure, hardware and software, FSAS will engage with the awarded artist remotely and virtually for a three-month period. This award has the potential to connect an artist with a range of expertise and opportunity that will long outlive the immediate value. This immediate value and opportunity is envisaged as:
– Access to Facebook and FSAS resources and expertise including industry standard hardware and software and sessions with engineers/technical producers, facilities managers and curators.
– A fee of €6000 reflecting expected dedication of time to the development of work at a very high level maximising the impact of the award on the artists practice
– Scheduled support from international contacts, experts and innovators relevant to the project in development
– professional tool kit (see website)
During and/or at the conclusion of the residency and as part of the award; an event or display, such as an artist talk or workshop, will take place. Parameters to be decided with the awarded artist.
For ore information and application details see: firestation.ie/….