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Call for Applications (CLOSED)

ISEA2019 in partnership with Asia Culture Center warmly welcomes artists working at the intersection of art and technology to create works addressing the themes of ISEA2019. Along with the ACC ACT studio, in which lab projects on Mixed Reality, Media Surface, Kinetic Art and A.I. Visual & Sound take place, we expect a lively interaction and networking between artists, technicians, developers, researchers as well as fruitful results. The program is open for artists to propose all kinds of innovative concepts and ideas in relation to the themes of ISEA2019: Aeternitas, Symphonia, Illuminatio, and Penumbra. All forms and media are open for consideration.
Program Overview
  • Residency Duration: April-June, 2019 (around 2 months, minimum 4 weeks)

    * Applicants should be able to participate in the residency program for at least four weeks, including the week ISEA2019 takes place. The duration of the residency will be discussed with the finalists.

  • Residency Venue: Asia Culture Center, 38 Munhwajeondang-ro, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
  • Supports: Flight, Accommodation, Art Production (studio space, access to the technical facilities/equipment, opportunity to participate in the Lab program)
  • Application Period: 15 September - 31 October 2018
  • Application Deadline: 31 October 2018 11:59pm (KST)
The results of the residency will be showcased at the Asia Culture Center during ISEA2019. Deliverables expected from successful applicants include:
  • Artist Presentation for the general public and professional networking
  • Open Studio at the Asia Culture Center, Gwangju
  • Documentation and behind-the-scenes interview created in conjunction with artist
  • Group juried exhibition of all artist-residents at Asia Culture Center during ISEA2019.
Application Requirements:
  • 1. Application Form (Basic Contact Details)
    1. Artist Bio (within 300 words)
    2. Artist statement (200 - 500 words)
    3. Proposal (project description) (300 - 800 words)
  • 2. CV / Portfolio (free form)
* Please download the application form from the submission guideline page and submit it with your CV/Portforlio(PDF format) on easychair.
* Refer to the submission guidelines for more details
Applications will be selected by a panel comprising of ISEA2019 organizers and representatives of Asia Culture Center, based on their creativity and, relevance to the themes of ISEA2019, disruptiveness of the research, and impact to the community.

* For more details on the technical facilities/equipment available at ACT Studio, refer to the list of technical facilities/equipment provided here. ACT_Tech.pdf
Please note that the access to the facilities/equipment should be arranged with the manager and the technicians at ACC.

For more information and questions, please email ISEA2019 Residency Program coordinators at

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