Applicant Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bostwana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Congo, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Type of Opportunity: Fellowships
Start Date: September 1, 2018
End Date: February 28, 2019
Duration: 6 months
Application Deadline: August 19, 2018
With the support of the British Council, Hivos, and Sida, Digital Earth has released a call for applications for the 2018-2019 Digital Earth Fellowship. This program is a six-month fellowship for artists and designers living and working in Africa or Asia. Artists representing a variety of media are encouraged to apply to this program, which supports an in-depth investigation into the current technological reality.
The fellowship addresses the way in which our planet is connected by electromagnetic waves fiber optic cables, and other technological connections. The pervasiveness of technology is evident in every area, and Digital Earth recognizes the materiality of the digital world we live in. This fellowship invites divergent artists to explore and respond to the material and immaterial states of our technological world. It provides time for reflection and research, and focuses on the technological connections and interchanges between Asia and Africa.
Potential research topics might include the performativity of the robot-ports on the Siberian coastline, the cultural logistics and protocols of freeport zones, the aesthetics of satellite imagery, and more.
This program provides a monthly stipend for work and production costs, as well as excellent mentorship and other services and resources. Artists will be funded based on the cost of living in the country in which they plan to work. Each candidate will also receive exclusive access to research and production infrastructure, including theory and practice courses, creative outposts, and a network of researchers.
Fellows are expected to interact with both their mentors and other fellows in Google Hangouts sessions. The goal of this project is to inspire an exchange between artists of all kinds regarding the state of our digital world. All artists’ final work will be showcased in a roaming exhibition in either 2019 or 2020.
Applicants do not need to be citizens of Asian or African countries, but their work must be based in one of those nations Applications will be judged based on the overall quality of the research proposal, along with the visual and reflective skills of the candidate.
To apply, interested candidates should apply digitally according to the conditions available on the Digital Earth website. All materials such be submitted by August 19, 2018 for full consideration. Questions and completed applications may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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