[artinfo] Call for applications: IAMAS Artist-in-Residence program

miki fukuda miki at iamas.ac.jp
Fri Dec 10 16:47:55 CET 2004

Call for applications

IAMAS: Artist-in-Residence Invitation Program

    -----   deadline: 31th December 2004   -----

The Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences and the International 
Academy of Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) conducts an Artists-in-Residence 
invitational program to support new and creative activities wherein 
scientific knowledge and artistic sensibility are aesthetically combined. 
The outline of the invitational program is as follows.

1. Term of Invitation and Number of Invitees
Term: 1st April 2005 - 30th September 2005
1 person

2. Application Requirements
1) The applicant should be either an artist or researcher with an excellent 
track record as a professional in the field of media art.
2) The applicant should be able to speak either Japanese or English to the 
extent of being able to get by comfortably during his/her stay in Japan.
3) The applicant should be in good health.

3. How to Apply
Applicants are required to submit the documents listed below in either 
Japanese or English. Please be aware that application materials, once 
submitted, shall not be returned.
You can download the Application Forms from 
1) Artist-in-Residence Program Application Form (Form A)
2) Curriculum Vitae and Record of Activities (Form B)
3) Creative Activity Planned During Stay (Form C)
4) Letter of Reference (from an authoritative person or society in your field)
* Please type 1) to 4) on a computer.
5) Portfolio on your major works
* You are free to submit software and recorded media as part of your 
portfolio. In the event you submit software, please make sure that it can 
run in popular operating systems and that you specify the operating system 
needed). It is not possible to apply by only showing your works with the 
link to your webpage.
6) Other
a. 2 photos (40mm x 30mm) * The photos must be taken within the last six 
months. No hats, no backgrounds.
b. Certified copy of your diploma (please provide a translation into 
Japanese or English)
c. Photocopy of passport

Please submit the above documents to:
* It is not possible to apply on-line and we do not accept applicants by 
3-95 Ryoke-cho, Ogaki-shi, Gifu, 503-0014, Japan
Tel: +81-584-75-6600
Fax: +81-584-75-6637

4. Application Deadline
Your application forms must reach IAMAS by 31th December 2004.

5. Screening Process
The Artist-in-Residence Screening Committee, consisting of IAMAS teaching 
staff, will strictly screen all applicants. The Committee may interview 
applicants in person and/or by telephone.

6. Notification of Screening Results
IAMAS will notify applicants of the screening results by around February 2005.

7. Support Provided by IAMAS
1) Facilities and Equipment
Facilities designated by IAMAS and equipment set up in the said facilities.
2) Economic Support
One roundtrip ticket will be provided.
Living expenses incurred while working on the program.
3) Apartment
IAMAS will rent an apartment for the Artists-in-Residence.
However, the artists are asked to pay part of the rent.

8. What is Expected of the Artists-in-Residence
1) To create and exhibit/release one work by the end of his/her stay.
2) To actively mix with IAMAS students and instructors by, for example, 
working in collaboration with them on their projects.
3) Artists-in-Residence are sometimes asked to participate in workshops 
geared for local residents and students.
4) The documentations of the produced work need to be submitted to IAMAS. 
These documents can consist of video, picture, text, etc. The artists give 
IAMAS the right to use these documents for IAMAS promotional purposes 
without prior consent of the artist.

9. Copyrights of the Works
The copyright of the works that Artists-in-Residence create during their 
stay will belong to the artists on condition that:
1) When they exhibit/release such works outside IAMAS, they indicate in the 
credits that they created the works at IAMAS.
2) They readily cooperate with IAMAS when IAMAS wants to exhibit their works.
3) They leave copies of the works (or materials related to the creation of 
the works if the works are hard to copy) at IAMAS when their term of stay ends.
4) The artists agree that IAMAS, at its own discretion, may use, for the 
purpose of education, research and publication, the copies of (or materials 
related to), and the documentations of its production and its exhibition 
that they left in IAMAS.

10. Miscellaneous
1) Artists-in-Residence are required to carry accident insurance and health 
insurance at their own expense.
2) IAMAS will not pay for the transportation of works and/or equipment at 
the time when Artists-in-Residence join and leave the program.
3) An Artist-in-Residence may be accompanied by their spouse, however they 
are required to pay all the costs involved.

11. query
info at iamas.ac.jp

Miki Fukuda
Center for Media Culture (CMC)
cmc at iamas.ac.jp
Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences
International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences
3-95 Ryoke-cho, Ogaki-shi, Gifu 503-0014, Japan

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