2015 Research and Creation Fellowship – Chronus Art Center

2015 Research and Creation Fellowship – Chronus Art Center
Request Proposals 

All applications must be received electronically by 23:59 (Beijing Time), Wednesday, July 1, 2015 via fellowship@chronusartcenter.org.

Applicants will be informed of their application status by July 15th, 2015.

September 2015 (start date negotiable within reason)

This 12-month fellowship program is designed to host international artists and researchers of extraordinary talents in the area of media art to conduct research and creation at Chronus Art Center (CAC) in Shanghai with an aim to foster global exchange in advancing the discourse and practice of media art, to contribute to CAC's research and educational mission, and for the institution's future collection.

This Fellowship is a chance for international artists/researchers to engage and learn from the art, technological and entrepreneurial community of Shanghai in a direct way. Applicants can apply as individual or as a team. During this one-year program, the selected researcher/artist is expected to realize his/her research proposal, to work in CAC lab with CAC research/creation team on related activities, to actively contribute to the larger CAC community as collaborative partners to other residents and as principal leads in research initiatives, programs, and public engagement as well as leaders in development of current focus areas of the organization.

In the inaugural year of the Research and Creation Fellowship program, we are seeking project proposals that explore CAC’s four focus areas of research and creation:
a) Emotive Networks and Haptic Gaming
b) Networked Generative Art
c) Future Cinema and Television
d) Intelligent Music and Audiovisual Systems

CAC’s research and creation values research (including culture and technology) as the essential and initial step that leads to art creation, and through encouraging cross-disciplinary collaborations and collective thinking as the mode of production it brings the methodology of scientific inquiry into the thinking and practice of art. By accentuating the dynamic synergy of art and science as a response to the challenges and opportunities that contemporary media society has given rise to, CAC brings to the public awareness of the impending post-human reality and the resulting social and political implications.

One selected Fellow (either as an individual or as a team) will be offered a total amount of $30,000 grant with a projected one year deep-immersion period to cover artist fees and direct costs, including materials during his/her residency in Shanghai.

CAC is happy to provide necessary paperwork and advice to help international Fellow expedite the process of securing his/her visa, travel and accommodation in Shanghai whereas all the expenses will be covered within the amount of the fellowship.

CAC will work closely with the selected Fellow to see his/her project realized and offer program support in developing work for performance, events, seminars, exhibitions, or other public and educational programming during the term of the Fellowship. CAC will also partner with appropriate local, neighborhood organizations, facilitate joint presentations alongside community partners of works-in-progress, host conversations with the artists and display works in progress, revealing the creative process as it happens.

-This fellowship is open to international artists and researchers.
-Applicants are expected to show demonstrable success in previous development of related projects at this scale.
- Individuals and collaborative teams are invited to apply. In either case, please detail in your application how technical and creative responsibilities will be met.

Please fill out the application form and send it together with other supporting materials as email attachments in PDF format to: fellowship@chronusartcenter.org

Complete applications must include the following materials:
- Application Form. Please indicate in the application form the focus area of your proposed project by choosing from CAC’s four areas of concentration;
- Resume or CV in PDF format. If applying as a collaborative team, please include information about team members' relevant prior experience and combine CVs into a single document.
- One PDF document with visuals that further outline the proposal(less than 30M). For visual materials (images, schematics, renderings, etc.) that exceed 30M, please provide URLs. Video files (.mov, mp4) of less than 5 minutes in length will also be accepted in URLs. Please indicate URL passwords if any.

- Portfolio or Work samples. Include project descriptions with your portfolio or work samples that explains how it relates to your proposed project(s)/research. Combine all descriptions with URLs and passwords into one PDF document. You may use a free hosting service such as Flickr (flickr.com) for images, SoundCloud (soundcloud.com) for audio, or Vimeo (vimeo.com) for video.

NOTE: Allow permission to download a high quality version of file if using one of these 3rd party services. Alternatively, you may provide a link to your own page with high quality versions of your work samples available for review and download.

Applications will be reviewed by CAC International Advisory Board comprised of leading scholars, artists and museum professionals. Acceptance is based on quality and visionary potential. Applicants are also expected to show demonstrable success in previous development of related work at this scale. Successful applicant will outline clear goals, milestones and timelines.

Please send further inquires to: fellowship@chronusartcenter.org