At the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, we create transformative opportunities for our Artists-in-Residence to explore and realize their most important ideas by providing: access to a supportive and rigorous intellectual community, robust opportunities for studio and social practice, generous live/work space, an abundance of time, extensive technical assistance and financial support.
The Bemis Center currently supports artists with three residency programs: at our main campus in the Old Market, at Carver Bank in North Omaha and through opportunities to work with our community partners.
The Bemis Center was recently recognized as one of the “Top 10 residencies around the globe” by ArtInfo, and Jane Alexander, the former head of the National Endowment for the Arts, has called the Bemis Center “one of the great treasures of its kind in the country.”
Bemis Center Old Market Live-Work Studio Residencies
For more than 30 years, the Bemis Center has supported artists through its Old Market residency program at its 110,000-square-foot main campus located in downtown Omaha’s historic Old Market neighborhood. These residencies provide artists from around the world with long-term opportunities to focus on their practice and to engage in critical dialogue with the Bemis Center community. The Bemis Center provides Artists-in-Residence with community engagement opportunities, unmatched staff support, and regular access to artist assistants and interns.
Artists-in-Residence enjoy a generous live/work studio for up to three months, complete with a private kitchen and bathroom. The Old Market campus, offers 24-hour access to extensive installation spaces and production facilities, and can accommodate a broad range of artistic activity, including conceptual, material, performative and social practices. Residents also receive a $750 monthly stipend to help with materials, supplies, and living expenses while in residency.
30 May – 1 June 2014
Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia
Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, Estonia
The collaboration between art and science and various hybrid research practices have become keywords of the 21st century. Artworks, where different fields are intertwined, which involve scientific innovation as well as cultural/historical traditions, expand our imagination and provoke questions that are important for us today.
We wish to search answers to the following key questions:
1. How to understand science and art in a contemporary framework? How do we understand interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary phenomena?
2. How is new knowledge produced through the collaboration of art and science? How to expand the dialogue between science and art and how could artists position themselves in this process?
3. How do scientific knowledge and artistic research spread in the society? How to find a common research language that would also conform to the cultural expectations of our society?
The conference Art & Science – Hybrid Art and Interdisciplinary Research will be held from 30 May to 1 June 2014 in Tallinn, Estonia. This conference accompanies an exhibition on the same topic, titled Rhizope, which takes place from 29 May to 24 August 2014 at the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design.
The conference is organized by the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, with the support from the Estonian Cultural Endowment, embassy of the United States, Tallinn, Estonia and other partners. The main objective of the conference is to promote discussion on the connection and mutual influence between arts and different fields of science.
We are looking for papers for 20 minute presentations on the confluence of art and science in the fields of hybrid arts, social sciences, design, urbanism, environmental studies etc. Our main target group is doctoral students from different fields of research.
15 February 2014 —> Extended deadline for submitting abstracts
22 February 2014 —> Acceptance notification, distribution of the preliminary programme
17 March 2014 —> Deadline for submitting the full paper
30 May–1 June 2014 —> Conference
The language of the conference is English.
Please send your abstract (max 700 words) with the list of bibliography to Heili Sõrmus firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 February 2014! The best accepted papers will be presented at the conference and will be published in the catalogue of the conference and the exhibition in summer 2014 (classification 3.2).
Should you have any further questions about the conference, please see our webpage www.rhizope.org or contact Piibe Piirma (email@example.com) or Heili Sõrmus (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The event is sponsored by the Estonian Academy of Arts, Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, Cultural Endowment of Estonia and many others.
Named after the late Sami artist Iver Jåks, this international artist-in-residence program offers a two months residency in Karasjok, Norway.
Making_Life is a project by the Finnish Society of Bioart in collaboration with Biofilia – Base for Biological Arts – Aalto University Finland and Bio:Fiction Vienna Austria within the SYNENERGENE EU Project.
Working period I:
22nd – 27th of May at Biofilia – Base for Biological Arts – Aalto University Helsinki/ Finland.
Instructors for working period I:
Oron Catts/SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia with the support of Marika Hellman, Biofilia, Aalto University and selected guests.
Please download the application form from:
send your application form with attachments until 15.3.2014 to email@example.com
is a new area of biological research that combines science and engineering. Synthetic biology encompasses a variety of different approaches, methodologies and disciplines, with the aim to design and construct new biological functions and systems not found in nature. Most approaches of Synthetic biology are based on genetic engineering but goes much further. In genetic engineering the goal is to manipulate an organism’s genes, usually by transferring one gene from a donor to a host organism. Synthetic biology, on the other hand, aims at creating whole new biological functions, systems and eventually organisms (Schmidt 2012). Other SB approaches are dealing with making novel life-forms from “scratch” (for example protocells). Synthetic Biology is still in its beginnings but if it reaches its potential promises it will become a highly transformative technology in terms of economy, ecology and ethics.
is a series of three consecutive work periods over the course of 12 months. The first period will take place between 22nd – 27th of May 2014 in Helsinki, the second is planned for November 2014 in Vienna, and the third, in May 2015, will take place again in Helsinki. The goal of Making_Life is to enable practitioners to critically and in an informed manner, engage with the socio-cultural, political and ethical ramifications of synthetic biology through art. We will select a group of international multidisciplinary participants composed of artists, designers, engineers, scientists and students who will cooperate within this bottom-up devised program. The methods will shift from workshops, laboratory sessions and field trips, to forums, seminars and lectures. It will comprise theoretical as well as hands on approaches. The first and second work period will cover the introduction to synthetic biology, its sciences and technologies, the work on associated questions in art, ecology, ethics and politics and practical experience in the laboratory and with experiments. The third work period will be an intense session to create prototypes for artworks. The time in between the periods is for developing and deepening the participants’ focus of investigation. Participants are expected to join work periods I+II after which the participants for the period III are selected.
we are able to give support for travel and accommodation if required.
The Finnish Society of Bioart http://bioartsociety.fi
Biofilia – Base for Biological Arts -Aalto University Helsinki http://biofilia.aalto.fi/en/
Oron Catts http://www.symbiotica.uwa.edu.au/residents/catts
Funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union
Insurgent political movements, techno-shamanism, and the formation of a sustainable networked society in the Brazilian political and cultural landscape
Reflecting on a post-digital approach as a condition in which the utopian promise of the global technological progress is put under crisis, this panel investigates practices and projects of de-colonisation of corporate culture, as well as of the “digital” paradigm per se. By specifically focusing on hybrid and syncretic Brazilian contemporary political, cultural and economical scenarios, the post-digital condition highlighted in such context brings together a variety of practices that deal with transitional processes between online and offline existence, ecology of technical and non-technical resources, techno-shamanism from the junction between technology and practices of ancestral knowledge, insurgent political movements and the formation of a sustainable networked society. The panel proposes a multiple angle of analysis where technology becomes an open tool to imagine unpredictable connections in the everyday life from civil engagement to artistic and political activism, and to social change.
This panel is supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Goethe-Institut São Paulo. In collaboration with the Post-Media Lab at CDC/Leuphana University of Lüneburg, and the Studies Group “Mundo em Rede” at the Post-Graduate Program in Technology and Digital Media /PUC-SP.
Call For Entries – New Technological Art Award of the Liedts-Meesen Foundation (Ghent, Belgium)
Call For Entries starts on December 1st, 2013
Deadline for the submission of entries: March 31st, 2014
Exhibition: November 8th to 23rd, 2014
Zebrastraat: knowledge centre
During the last few years, Zebrastraat Ghent has developed into a stimulating knowledge centre with a strong interest in art. Every two years, Update/ the New Technological Art Award (NTAA) tries to fill a gap in the mainstream art world by paying attention to the technological developments which impel our global culture.
NTAA selects and presents creations in which culture-forming technology plays a central role. Whether low or high tech, or intuitive or experimental, these creations always make us attentive to the innovative trends of our times. The exhibition of achievements of the selected winners is a compass that orients you to the relevant and innovative use of technology in the artistic sector.
A new section consists of the selection, by specialists from various sectors, of key works from the art world, from scientific discoveries or from innovative breakthroughs that have significantly changed our living and thinking habits. These objects or concepts form the basis for a separate presentation and perception, while interacting with the works of the winners of the NTAA.