MANIFEST is looking for artists that are motivated to contribute with new artistic perspectives to re-imagine Europe’s collective memory of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people.
MANIFEST is an artistic and educational initiative that will support the creation of 12 artworks. The artworks should seek to enhance the re-imagination of Europe’s collective memory of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people. The artworks will be developed through an Artistic Journey with the help and facilitation of artistic supervisors, academic researchers, and production partners.
Along the Artistic Journey, artists will work in residencies and be encouraged to work with new technologies. The final artworks will be produced in digital formats in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), video or audio – sound formats, and spoken art.
- Exposure through MANIFEST’s dissemination and engagement activities, such as newsletters, announcements, networking and events, social media, video and photo documentation, and general promotion of MANIFEST’s work through its large partner network. Selected artists will also be invited to an exhibition opportunity at the Final Event in Nantes.
- A cross-border and cross-disciplinary opportunity for exchange and artistic enrichment with fellow artists across Europe, including activities and study visits with partners and collaborators
- Artist development support and in-depth knowledge of MANIFEST’s core topics, provided by experts and specialists and facilitation by artistic supervisors, academic researchers, and production partners.
- Potential additional benefits resulting from dissemination activities such as art venue fees and contributions
- Honorarium (3000 EUR in total) for attending all MANIFEST residencies, events, and activities
- Access to a 1000 EUR budget for conceptual activities, supporting materials per artwork and additional, significant production support from partners for AR, VR, and digital media development.
- Three awards (each of 3500 EUR) for three selected art projects at the Final Event. Teams receive the same prize, with no adjustment for the number of members. Please note that if selected, art collectives will need to choose one member to receive the funds if they are not incorporated as an LLC or other legal entity.
- Reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses for artists at all MANIFEST events
What they Support?
- Artworks that reflect on the individual or the collective memory of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people
- Artworks that can be enhanced by digital media and technologies, specifically VR, AR, videography, and audio sound and spoken art (previous experience is not required, but you must be interested to work actively with one of the formats)
- Artworks that take community members’ opinions and sensitivities into account
- They welcome all artists to pursue their work in multiple languages if needed, but please note that the official working language in MANIFEST is English
What they Expect?
- Participation: They expect that selected artists will participate in all designated MANIFEST events, including art residencies, workshops and the final event. Please note that attendance includes two residencies – lasting for ten days each (20 days in total).
- Attendance: The selected artists are expected to attend and engage in online meetings, interviews, webinars, consultancy sessions, and progress reviews and contribute to the project’s reporting.
- Production workshops: Artists that are selected for VR/AR productions will need to attend production sessions in Copenhagen at dates agreed with Khora
- Engagement: Artists must be committed to MANIFEST’s objectives. As success depends on the activation and engagement of European audiences, artists are encouraged to support MANIFEST general communication by using their personal and professional communication channels and networks.
- Commitment: A contract with the MANIFEST Consortium, open to the artists’ proposals, will define the terms and conditions for the intellectual property rights of digital artworks. In any case, any participant artist will be asked to grant all necessary rights for the dissemination of the artwork in any activities directly related to this Project.
- Applicants that are legal residents in the countries within the Creative Europe framework
- (eligible countries including Overseas Countries and Territories and Outermost Regions of the European Union)
- Artist groups or collectives (up to a maximum of three artists) or individuals may apply. If you are a group or a collective, please submit a single application under the name of the collective
For more information, visit https://www.projectmanifest.eu/call-for-artists-manifest/