Call for entries
Deadline: 17. February 2012

Culture Lab & ISIS Arts Residency Programme

Culture Lab and ISIS Arts are excited to be launching their second joint, open call for a Resident in 2012. Proposals are invited from practitioners and researchers from across the spectrum of creative art, design and technology to undertake research in Culture Lab for a minimum of 3 weeks between 1 April – 14 December 2012.

Nortd, Lasersaur, (Culture Lab and ISIS Arts residency artists 2011)

An interest in one of the following topics is desirable but applications are also invited from candidates with other interests:
– Data Visualisation / Interactive Visualisation
– New Ways of Interaction and Communication
– Audiovisual and Sound Interfaces/ Biofeedback Applications
– Digital Fabrication
– Social, Cultural and Ethical Practice of Emerging Technologies

You would have use of Culture Lab’s research facilities and equipment, a fee of £2500 (to include travel, accommodation and materials).

Based at Newcastle University, Culture Lab, is:
– A centre for creative inquiry in the broadest sense of the term
– A world class research facility for experimentation in interactive media
– A university resource to incubate and facilitate interdisciplinary activity
– A leader in the region’s cultural ecology, providing knowledge for a digital

Based in Newcastle City Centre, ISIS Arts is an artist led, visual and media arts organisation, which runs an international programme of commissions, residencies and events. ISIS Arts’ core ethos is to support artists to facilitate international and inter-cultural exchange and to engage as wide an audience as possible in dialogue with artists and artworks. Actively seeking out and engaging with artists of all backgrounds and cultures to produce work that explores identity and challenges prejudice, creating projects of international relevance and local significance.

What we will provide:
– Access to Culture Lab’s highly sought after research facilities which
range from an 8-camera motion capture system to a professional
standard recording studio and Digital Fabrication Lab. Access to ISIS
Arts studio spaces for visiting artists
– Integration into Culture Lab’s community of research staff and
students, and ISIS Art’s regional community of artists and practitioners
– A budget of up to £2500 to offset costs of production, living expenses,
travel and accommodation

How To Apply
Please submit, via email, to Sarah Greenhalgh ( the following:
– A project proposal (up to 2-sides of A4), detailing residency activities and
proposed work plan for minimum 3-week period (which can be
consecutive or non-consecutive weeks). Include in this document how the
residency will further the artistic/research direction you have proposed,
as well as a description of a proposed format for public presentation at the
end of the residency.
– A budget detailing your proposed use of up to £2500 residency grant.
– Work sample, submitted via a link to a website (Please do not submit
attachments via email).
– The dates you would prefer to undertake the residency.
– A curriculum vitae, outlining recent work, exhibition, performance and
research activities.

For full details about this opportunity and how to apply please visit the ISIS Arts website: