HOW IT WORKS


Factory Berlin is an ecosystem of over 3,000 members from more than 70 nations located on two campuses. Gathering the most ambitious creators from the tech, creative and corporate industries, we curate our diverse community to connect, collaborate and thrive together. As a platform for active networking, our digital products, spaces, startup labs, events, and programs encourage new connections to impact our surroundings and world. Supported by partners like Riverside Studios Berlin, Sonar+D, Google for Startups, CODE University, and Hackerbay. The Factory Berlin culture empowers creators to build a better world. 

Artists are invited to spend 12-weeks at Factory Görlitzer Park, inside our Creators Lab. During their stay, artists receive a 1-year free Native Membership to Factory Berlin, project support, mentorship, and leads from a global network of experts. Selection processes will be determined by a jury board panel of local & global leaders in various industries such as music, art, media, technology, and social impact that will bring unique value to their current ecosystem and our local creative economy. 

WE PROVIDE

  • 1-year free Native Membership & food/drink perks  
  • Atelier, Music Lab, Kitchen Lab, Sports/Health Lab
  • Mentorship from selected Jury Board panel
  • A final event to showcase the fruits of your work, including a panel discussion with leaders in tech & art, with workshop opportunities
  • Content features, exclusives on blog, social media & external media
  • Selected work to be presented at Sónar+D 2020  

WE WANT

  • Artists eager to explore new technologies and be capable of finishing projects by the end of the residency
  • Willingness to commit on projects with other residents
  • Both new, current or unfinished projects in development that are not yet completed are also eligible
  • Candidates will be selected based on the strength of their project proposals  

THE PROGRAM

  • Help develop skills, competencies, and know-how, including how to adapt to digital technologies and the future of work
  • Explore innovative approaches to audience and networks
  • Enable international collaborations and enhance career development in the EU and globally
  • Access to and be part of a powerful ecosystem and network of 3,000+ in science, tech, arts, music and politics

ARTIST RESIDENCY

Factory Berlin x Sónar+D are having an open call for artists around the world who would like to participate in the 2019 Artist Residency in the Creators Lab at Factory Görlitzer Park located at Lohmühlenstraße 65, 12435 Berlin.

Community changes the way we work. Together with our creative partner, Sónar+D, we aim to discover, explore and showcase how creativity impacts innovation, problem-solving, work culture, how we collaborate, and how we come together as a community.



THE PROGRAM

The Residency supports artists exploring new lines of inquiry intersecting technology & society. 

The aim of this program is to facilitate dialog, partnership, and collaboration at the intersection of technology and exploratory arts. By focusing on this synthesis, the program aims to empower resident artists to create work which inspires shifts in perspective and cross-collaboration. 




RESIDENCY THEME & TOPICs

1. COMPUTATIONAL CREATIVITY & HUMAN-MACHINE COLLABORATION

- Machine learning for visual art & sound

- Creative voice experience design

- AI experiments

- Creative bots & automation

- Art, Robotics & DIY


2. EXPLORING NEW FORMATS & APPLICATIONS FOR FORWARD-THINKING MUSIC

-  Devices, applications & instruments

-  Spatial & 3D sound

-  Sound installations

-  Non-stage live music experiences

-  Live AV





3. BUILDING CREATIVE BUSINESSES

-  Building businesses around creative projects

-  Innovative business models to sustain creative practices




4. CREATING EXPERIENTIAL CONTENT


-  AR/VR experiences

-  AV experiences

-  Installations

-  Immersive content



Disclaimer: These are broad categories we're interested in. Don't worry if you don't fall into one category or fall into multiple categories. We're interested to hear from people working across any of these topics.

DEADLINE

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Sónar+D is an international congress that explores how creativity is changing our present and imagining new futures, in collaboration with researchers, innovators and business leaders. Since 2013, this antidisciplinary meeting gathers leading artists, creative technologists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs, makers and hackers in Barcelona to participate in a carefully commissioned program for inspiration and networking.

THE CREATORS LAB

Located at Factory Berlin GoĢˆrlitzer Park, the Creators Lab is a space dedicated to cross-industry collaboration. Designed as a multi-purpose environment to be used by the Factory Berlin community and extended network, the Creators Lab hosts a Music Lab, Artist Studio, and meditation room. Installations from Protopixel light up an inspirational environment for our creator community. 

Location: Creators Lab at Factory Gorlizter Park, Lohmühlenstraße 65, 12435 Berlin


CONTACT

Sandira Blas
Senior Curator & Researcher, Factory Berlin
sandira.blas@factoryberlin.com 

Andrea Faroppa
Brand Relations, Sonar+D
andrea@sonar.es

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DETAILS:

17-JUL:  Applications open

10-SEP: Applications closed

27-SEP:  Selections

01-OCT: Residency starts

31-DEC: Residency ends


CREATIVE JURY BOARD

    ANTONIA FOLGUERA

CHERIE HU    

CHRISTIAN BRACHT  

DIXON 

GEORGIA TAGLIETTI 

HEIKO HOFFMANN

JOSÉ LUIS DE VICENTE

KALAM ALI

MARK REEDER

PETER KIRN


  

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