Creators, artists, students and anyone else connected to the creative or technological industries now have until February 7th to submit their applications to the Artistic Residency Program promoted by the Aveiro City Council. Developing unique projects that link the arts to technology is the challenge proposed by Aveiro Tech City for the Criatech Artistic Residences 2020’ program.
Until now the City Council has already received 22 applications, from several cities around Europe, four of which come from Hungary and Italy.
Making use of creativity, Criatech Artistic Residences 2020 aims to provide its participants practical and theoretical tools for the production of technological artifacts that may be turned into innovative artistic projects. This is the opportunity for emerging creators to develop their ideas and practices to a high level, with the support of experienced mentors
The participants will benefit from a program developed by Teatro Aveirense, conducted by teachers from the University of Aveiro and Escola Superior de Artes e Design – two institutions of national reputation in the fields of creativity, multimedia and technology.
The plan will also be complemented by an artistic tutoring action, developed by Canadian artists Cadie Desbiens-Desmeules and Michael G. Dean, who are already looking forward to the start of the project. “The Criatech Artistic Residences 2020 will be a very interesting challenge, which will be responsible for connecting creatives from different areas. We anticipate an inspiring environment that will encourage new ideas and creative directions. See youi in March!”
The projects under consideration respond to the need to strengthen the processes of internationalization of production and artistic creation and exchange programs for artists and other agents, encouraging contact and effective collaboration with international agents and networks.
The Aveiro STEAM City project is co-financed by the Regional Development Fund – FEDER, through the Urban Innovative Actions program. Its global investment is €6,115,915 with FEDER support €4,892,732.