Curated Place has partnered with MIRIAD at the Manchester School of Art, I/O/Lab (Stavanger) and FONDAZIONE mondo DIGITALE (Rome) to form the European Light Expression Network (ENLIGHT), which will build on our existing programme to offer six international residencies connecting artists with technicians and scientists to create a series of accessible, large-scale public realm Light Art works.
The network will deliver a range of festivals, workshops, masterclasses and debates alongside professional development meetings and an online resource for organisations involved. As well as the residencies we will run two focused creative labs welcoming artists and technologists selected from across Europe to Rome and Manchester.
The presentation of these artworks will then take place at the established light and technology festivals/events already run by the partners, including Rome Media Art Festival, the innovative media arts festival Article Biennial in Stavanger, Enlighten Festival of Light and Sound Art in Manchester and the brilliantly successful Spectra, Aberdeen's Festival of Light supported by Aberdeen City Council's International Twinning Grant connecting Stavanger and Aberdeen.
We will be announcing the open call for artists in the coming week and you can be the first to hear by signing up to our news feeds on the links below. Please share with anyone you think might be interested, it promises to be quite a special opportunity to create new work with real support.
i/o/lab is an artist-run organization with expertise in the field of art, technology and science. Their expertise extends from production to dissemination and knowledge of art within new technology and science.They represent the region's most innovative arts festival focusing on media art that expresses contemporary technology and trends, Article Biennial, which has been arranged in the Stavanger region since 2006.
Fondazione Mondo Digitale deliver digital education programmes nationally in Italy and run the Rome Media Art Festival. They are committed to the creation of an inclusive learning society in which innovation, education, inclusion and fundamental values work together.
Manchester Arts School's research department MIRIAD carries forward Manchester's proud 175 year tradition in art and design education, whilst offering an innovative and modern approach to research and study. MIRIAD's main aim is to develop research capabilities commensurate with sustainable national and international levels of excellence.
Spectra Aberdeen's Festival of Light is a festival of high quality performances, spaces and works of art that marry light, sound and interactive experiences. Featuring major public realm and gallery installations alongside new experimental works from the North East’s creative community the festival enlivens the city and celebrates Aberdeen’s creative past, present and future.
Supported by The International Twinning Grant