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Artist Residencies

Every year, we invite artists, scientists, technologists, radical thinkers, Liverpool communities and creative practitioners to develop their practice and showcase their work through artist residencies.

Nurturing artistic practice is central to FACT’s mission. Each year, we support, commission and work with dozens of artists, offering career-enhancing opportunities to develop and show new work. Our opportunities are open to all artists, of any age and from anywhere in the world, and span a wide range of themes.

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Keiken George Jasper Stone Sakeema Crook Feel My Metaverse Mind Body and Screen 2019 Courtesy of the artists and Jerwood Arts

Keiken, George Jasper Stone + Sakeema Crook, Feel My Metaverse: Mind, Body and Screen (2019). Courtesy of the artists and Jerwood Arts.

Jerwood Arts / FACT Digital Fellowship

This annual fellowship will appoint 3 emerging artists, curators, creative technologists, critical thinkers, or cultural activists, from any background, to support their potential as producers of the future. FACT’s current and future programme has intersectionality at its heart, and so we particularly invite proposals which take a similar approach, and which see the unique, transformative power that technology can provide within this discourse.

Residencies will be mostly digital, with outcomes presented online and/or at FACT. Candidates are invited to experiment with, and extend what is possible through, online arts programming, but there are also opportunities to travel to and stay in Liverpool if it suits your way of working and proposal development. Each Fellow will receive a fee and production budget, as well as travel, accommodation and per diems for the final presentations, as well as any other agreed upon visits. Alongside this there will be professional mentoring from the FACT team and our network of collaborators, to assist in the development of not only your idea but also your practice.

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Global Challenges by Milda Baginskaite for FACT Together

Milda Baginskitė, Global Challenges (2020). Commissioned by FACT for FACT Together.

FACT Together

FACT Together is an online commissioning scheme to support emerging artists in the North of England. Launched in 2020, this opportunity was set up in response to the financial uncertainty caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the temporary closure of galleries and museums across the world. Each artist or artist group will receive a grant of £1,500 each plus 3 months of support to create new online artwork from home.

In addition to the grant, the selected artists will form a network, receiving individual and group online mentorship. This includes technical expertise, professional development, production support and promotion of their work. We welcome all forms of online work and encourage a diversity of media: audio, video, text, games, app design, virtual or augmented reality, performance, socially-engaged practice, web or desktop interventions, animation, social media takeovers and workshops. We are particularly keen to receive proposals from artists who are looking to develop their practice, so you do not need to have previously created digital or online work.

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Marco Barotti, CLAMS. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Image: Marco Barotti, Clams, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

European Media Art Residency Exchange

Does an AI dream of tulips? Can an intimate kiss be translated into neuro-feedback data? What would the ultimate species for the end of the world look like? These are some of the questions which artists are playfully exploring through new technologies – from digital media to bio art and robotics – within the framework of the European Media Artists Residency Exchange (EMARE) programme.

Eleven renowned media arts institutions from all over Europe – from FACT in Liverpool and LABoral in Gijón to Onassis Stegi in Athens and RIXC in Riga – have joined forces and with the generous support of the EU’s Creative Europe Programme and created the European Media Art Platform (EMAP). The programme supports emerging European media artists with a grant to produce new work and a two-month residency at a host institution with access to their facilities and in-house expertise.

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