NEO FUTURE: Arteles special theme residency program
For artists and creators of the future, especially from the fields of
Sci-Fi New Media | Electronic Sound | Design
Literature | Visual Arts | Concept Art | Science
Periods: 1 or 2 months
When: March / April 2016
Deadline for applications:
17th June 2015
Utopians, dark dystopians, transhumanists and cyborgs. Space travel and other galaxies. Singularity. Retro-futurism and future societies – after artificial intelligence, after apocalypse, after art?
Neo Future program brings together international, future-oriented artists & creators. Located in the middle of nowhere in rural Finland, Arteles Creative Center serves as the ideal place to envision, outline and work on your own futuristic sceneries and scenarios. Share approaches and get inspired with other artists and visionaires willing to go beyond here & now, to come up with something ‘neo’.
The pre-defined structure of the program is flexible. Depending on your own preference and interests, you can aim at on-site collaborations, or concentrate intensively on your own practice and ideas. In either case, the emphasis is on your own creative process and development – there is no pressure to produce finalized works.
Creative Space in the Nature
Arteles Creative Center is located in Haukijärvi, a part of the rural county of Hämeenkyrö in Finland. The region represents authentic Finnish countryside with beautiful landscapes, forests and lakes. Many artists have found the place, its soundscape and atmosphere so inspiring that it will become part of their work one way or the other.
In March and April, the Finnish Winter is finally easening up its grip and the nature starts to wake up from its sleep. The amount of daylight is growing rapidly. The Milky Way, shooting stars and satellites are clearly visible on the dark night sky. If you are lucky, you may even catch the Northern lights – early Spring is a peak season for them.
How to apply
In the selection process an emphasis is put on the applicant´s ideas & approach. You need to be interested and/or working around the theme one way or the other. We are looking for creative minds widely from different fields and backgrounds. If you are applying as a duo/couple, filling one application is enough – in this case, include information on both applicants in the same form.
In general we are open to raw ideas and long term ‘work in progress’ approaches as we understand that the future is unpredictable and artist’s work and projects are in constant flux and tend to live along the way.