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“This October and November, one- to two-week residencies will be offered to a select group of radical organizers, educators, curators, editors, entrepreneurs, and other types of facilitators whose vital, inventive, and regenerative work contributes to a stronger foundation for culture and society.”

“The Fall 2019 Decelerator has a theme: we’re looking to host those whose selfless creative work uplifts others in radical ways. As an entity, The Strange supports forward-looking practitioners whose work is multifaceted, technically imaginative, regenerative, computer-and-internet-centric, perhaps speculative, and highly inventive.”




Bemis Center — Sound Art & Experimental Music Program
DEADLINE: August 31, 2019
Omaha, NE

$1000 stipend + $750 travel stipend
$40 application fee


Studio for Electroacoustic Music of the Akademie der Künste
DEADLINE: December 31, 2019
Berlin, DE

“upon request, a bursary may be provided to cover travel expenses and accommodation”




Apply to Demo at NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit ($25k in awards)




Since its inception in 2016, the NPR Story Lab has developed or acquired several series. NPR is currently accepting applications for new radio shows, podcasts and recurring segments for our news magazine program. Projects can range from being in development to looking for acquisition.



Online Spreadsheet Discloses Museum Workers’ Salaries

Posting this again as it’s quite an amazing document

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Call for PhD scholarship applications ‘Creative AI as a medium in artistic and curatorial practice’

Posted byMercedes Bunz January 24, 2020

We are excited to announce a PhD scholarship for research into creative AI in artistic and curatorial practice in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery funded by LAHP. We welcome applicants from the field of new media studies, art and gallery studies, science and technology studies, scholarship and professional practice in visual and media arts and other fields linked to creative AI and machine learning. Advanced AI expertise is not needed but we are looking for someone who can demonstrate academic achievements to study creative AI, AI as a new medium and/or new media art as these are the project’s relevant subject areas. If you are curious to study the role of this new medium in art and society with particular attention to the challenges it poses for art institutions from an academic perspective in theory and practice at the Serpentine, you should apply [full project description here].

Focus of the research project

Machine learning has had a transformational impact on the corporate world while the cultural sector is still in need of acquiring adequate ‘media literacy’ to engage with this technology. The aim of the PhD project is to tackle the existing gap in media literacy around AI and to offer a much-needed foundation from which cultural institutions may play a pivotal role in offering a space for societal critique and reflection. Curators and cultural institutions often struggle to understand the technology’s functioning and its creative capacity, holding cultural actors back from much needed engagement – the need to reflect on the societal impact of this technology critically but also creatively has been recognised widely. This interdisciplinary PhD project will research and synthesize knowledge production by linking scholarly research with cultural initiatives, in particular the Creative AI lab, generating guidance for the wider cultural sector. Part of the research project is practice-based in the form of an embedded study working with the Serpentine’s Digital Commissions and Research & Development Team responsible for developing and presenting artistic projects that are engaging advanced technologies.

Background Creative AI lab

In July 2019, the Serpentine initiated a Creative AI lab in collaboration with the Department of Digital Humanities, with the aim of exploring ML as a tool for artists and gaining a better understanding of the institutional capabilities necessary to support artistic engagement with this new technology (exemplary workshop here). It is led by Dr Mercedes Bunz (Digital Humanities, KCL) and Eva Jäger (Digital Commissions, Serpentine) with Mercedes being your first supervisor.
Early AI commissions by the Serpentine have shown that the usage of AI often leads to a profound reconfiguration in artistic production. When using machine learning in art, artists need to have a computational know-how or (more often) work with a technical producer. The technical producer builds an interface preconfiguring interactions for the artists thereby becoming a co-producer more than just a contractor, which is historically the established framework for the artist-technician relationship. The use of AI as a creative medium also automates certain aspects of artistic creation leading to a tension between creativity and automatisation. Gaining further understanding of the questions around authorship, creativity and automated agency and the challenges this entails for curatorial practice is important for commissioning new projects as well as for informing cultural theory and aesthetics.

We look forward to read your applications!


Host of Scholarship : LAHP
Type of scholarship : Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) providing funding for doctoral students to work on a project in collaboration with an organisation outside higher education such as the Serpentine
Scope of LAHP funded scholarship : the studentship includes a stipend at the Research Council UK Home/ EU rate (£17,009 per annum 2019/20 rates) plus fees for three and half years.
Deadline to apply with LAHP : 1 March 2020; interviews will take place 17 or 18 March 2020 at King’s College London. How to apply, eligibility and residency criteria can be on found this LAHP website.
Supervision : Dr Mercedes Bunz, Digital Humanities, King’s College London
Supervision field work at Serpentine : Eva Jäger, Digital Commissions, Serpentine
Second academic supervisor : Dr Marc Hedges, Digital Humanities, King’s College London
Research project : full project description here
Questions about the application process:
info DOT lahp @london DOT ac DOT uk.
Questions about the research scope of this project:
mercedes.bunz @ kcl DOT ac DOT uk


Applications for FIAC 2020 are now open

FIAC, Paris
October 22–25, 2020

Vernissage: October 21
FIAC 2020: October 22–25

Grand Palais
3 Avenue de Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris

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Application deadlines
March 25: FIAC Galleries (Grand Palais—General Sector and Lafayette Sector)
July 3: FIAC Projects
July 3: FIAC Hors les Murs

FIAC is now accepting applications for the 2020 edition of the fair.

The 47th FIAC will be held in Paris from Thursday, October 22 to Sunday, October 25, 2020 in the Grand Palais. The vernissage will take place on Wednesday, October 21.

FIAC Galleries—Grand Palais—General Sector & Lafayette Sector
FIAC’s General Sector will feature some 190 galleries specializing in modern and contemporary art presenting a balanced panorama of artistic creation from modern masters to the most emerging trends. Galleries will be deployed in the exceptional spaces of the Grand Palais: the Nave on the ground floor together with the Upper Galleries on the first floor. The Galeries Nationales, located on the ground floor with direct access to the Nave, will also house booths.

The Lafayette Sector , a programme launched in 2009 by FIAC and the Groupe Galeries Lafayette, Official Sponsor, is designed to showcase galleries of the younger generation. The Lafayette Sector provides significant funding for a group of ten galleries, founded in 2010 or after. They are selected by an independent jury on the basis of the quality of their year-round exhibition programmes and a project specially conceived for FIAC 2020 presenting one or two emerging artists.

Application forms are available for completion online and will be open until Wednesday, March 25 . For all queries relating to your applications, please contact the Exhibitor Relations service.

FIAC Projects—Petit Palais & Avenue Winston Churchill
FIAC Projects allows exhibitors to present artworks in exceptional conditions in direct proximity to their booths, both inside the Petit Palais and on the Avenue Winston Churchill, pedestrianized during FIAC week. Every year, the ensemble creates an unprecedented platform to exhibit artworks within an historic museum context.

FIAC Hors les Murs—Jardin des Tuileries, Musée Delacroix, Place Vendôme & Place de la Concorde
FIAC Hors les Murs is an exhibition of outdoor artworks presenting sculptures and installations to the widest possible audience in emblematic public spaces throughout the city. Providing a unique opportunity for artists to enter into a dialogue with Parisian heritage sites, the programme encourages increased knowledge and favors ease of access to contemporary creation at its best.

FIAC Hors les Murs is housed in prestigious Parisian venues including the Jardin des Tuileries, the Place de la Concorde, the musée national Eugène Delacroix and the Place Vendôme.

Application forms for FIAC Projects and FIAC Hors les Murs are available for completion online and will be open until Friday, July 3 .