Open Call | In Real Life (IRL) Residency, Artcore, Derby, UK

Deadline to apply: Midnight 24 July.

Artcore invites artists to apply to In Real Life (IRL) a two month residency that asks the question of how the digitisation of the world is affecting knowledge, communication and relationships today. In an increasingly online sphere artists will consider how social media has radically changed our experience of the real. The residency will ask what does ‘real’ mean today?

This residency will critically explore how our curation of our online selves shape and redefine us transforming the way we interact with people and our environment, investigating two central questions:

What extent digital art space democratises, educates and socialises the way in which our identity is consumed?
How digitisation democratises and effect artist identity by making art pieces accessible without time, money or location barriers?

The selected artists will be expected to research, document, and create visual experiments to interrogate the notion of over exposure and censorship. This residency will critically play with ideas of reality and how social media and digitisation affects our reflection on the world and influences our perceived models of connections.

There is a bursary available for artists, £800 for each artist (two will be selected). The bursary includes travel costs, materials costs and living costs.

Throughout the residency we will support artists with:

Artist blog
Artist talks
A mentor to work with
E Catalogue
Opportunity to deliver workshops/projects
Publicity and marketing support

It is recommended that artists should be on site for approximately 18 hours per week (flexible in terms of timetable).

For more information see: artcoregallery.org.uk/opportunities/

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