Risk Change project
The Risk Change project aims to create, connect, compare, disseminate and promote contemporary interdisciplinary art that addresses migration issues in Europe.
While Europe’s structural challenges - globalisation, migration, poverty and ageing population - are intensified by the economic crisis, the gap between institutions (cultural, scientific, economic and political) and civil society remains wide. The project aims to propose alternatives for dialogue, co-constructed with migrants, where artistic creation, science and culture can go beyond simplistic approaches and highlight a complex relationship between local territories and global movements.
Risk Change is supported by the European Union Creative Europe programme.
For who ?
This open call is aimed at students, curators, educators, artists, cultural workers, ICTs experts, thinkers, hackers, social scientists, engineers, writers, storytellers, game designers, coders...
Collective projects are not excluded but only one person will be welcomed in residence.
The project has to address one of the following issues, all related to migration : ecology, energy, multicultural community, human rights, health, integration, nutrition and food.
The project can take one of the following forms : installation, video installation, live audiovisual work, sound art, interactive experience / new media (augmented reality / 360° video / transmedia), game, print media.
During the residency, the project leader will attempt to hold a workshop day, conference or any other form of communication, directly involving the target migrant community.
Particular attention will be paid to projects spanning artistic creation and physical / social science, design, web development, technology.
The selected project will benefit from a month long residency, from July 1st of July 30th of July 2019, in Marseille (France).
The selected project leader will have access to ZINC’s medialab (digital discovery and practice space) and fablab (digital manufacturing site) as well as all the equipment available, namely : computers with desktop publishing software, 360° camera, augmented reality masks, traditional DIY tools, computer-controlled machines (3D printers, 2D and laser cutters, CNC machines) and sound and video equipment.
They will also benefit from a personal workspace and accommodation on site for the duration of the residency.
A total grant of € 4500 will be awarded to the selected project, including artist’s fees, material production costs, documentation, transport...
To apply for this grant, it is required to send your project’s file (research project or project currently in development) by email only, to the following address : firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning in the subject line "Call for Projects Risk change - Solo residency".
This single PDF file should include :
a one-page outline of intention and motivation, mentioning the focus and plan for the residency
a description of the project - in its envisaged form - 5 pages max
your technical needs, specifying the equipment you’d bring and what you’d want to have available during the residence
the list of people or partners already involved in the project
funding acquired or in the process of being requested.
an overview of your past achievements - portfolio
Selection procedure and results
The candidates’ projects will be studied by the curation committee, bringing together the various European partner structures, with ZINC reserving the final selection of the supported project. Candidate selection : First week of June, 2019
The deadline for applications is April 28th 2019.
ACE KIBLA, Maribor - Slovénie
ACAX/League of Independent Art Spaces, Budapest - Hongrie
RIXC, Riga - Lettonie
MMSU, Rijeka - Croatie
MSU Vojvodina, Novi Sad - Serbie
7scenes, Amsterdam - Pays-Bas
FOPSIM, Zejtun - Malte
The Mighty Creatives, Leicester - Royaume-Uni
Department of Philosophy and History of Science, School of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athènes - Grèce
ZINC, Marseille - France