Factory Berlin x Sónar+D and Beats by Dr. Dre are in search for outstanding artistic talent for the second edition of their Artist in Residence program 2020.
Berlin, 25.05.2020, Factory Berlin and Sónar+D are looking for international and diverse artists to participate in the second edition of their Artist in Residence program inside the Creators Lab at Factory Görlitzer Park (Berlin). For the duration of 4 months, 6 artists along with guidance from both jury or mentors such as Adam Katz (Imprint Projects), Andreea Magdalina (shesaid.so), Andrew Melchior (CTO, Massive Attack), Annie Lin (Twitch), Christian Mio Loclair (Waltz Binaire), Dominika Dronska (Abbey Road Studios), Evgeni Kouris (Humix.org), Katia Isakoff (Women Produce Music), Lucas Knoflach (Sound Diplomacy), Lukas Drevenstedt, M.A. (Clubcommission Berlin e.V. ), Lewamm Ghebremariam (Change.org), Marie Albert (STARTS), Ronny Krieger (Patreon), Sandira Calviac (Nistana Ventures), Sky Deep, Stephan Baier (MHP – A Porsche Company), and Stephanie Pereira (NEW INC - New Museum of Contemporary Art) to name a few, will work on interdisciplinary and new creative approaches in the areas of music, culture, art, and technology.
From 25th of May until 1st July 2020, artists can apply to this year’s residency program via the Factory Berlin website. This residency supports artists exploring new lines of inquiry intersecting technology & society. The aim of this program is to facilitate dialogue, partnership, and collaboration at the intersection of technology and exploratory arts. By focusing on this synthesis, the program empowers artists to create work which inspires shifts in perspective and cross-collaboration
As a community builder, we experience and witness the importance of creative collaboration on a daily basis. We wanted to use this initiative to create an environment for multi-disciplinary artists, using technology as the facilitator. Cross industry innovation is the modern way to co-create. For us, the key is to continuously promote innovation, in all its variations”, explains Martin Eyerer, CEO Factory Berlin.
From 20th of July until 30th of November 2020, the six selected artists will be able to work on joint projects as well as learn from their handpicked mentors and guest alumni mentors from their new home in Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park. The new mentors this year are Adam Katz (Imprint Projects), Andreea Magdalina (shesaid.so), Andrew Melchior (CTO, Massive Attack), Annie Lin (Twitch), Christian Mio Loclair (Waltz Binaire), Dominika Dronska (Abbey Road Studios), Evgeni Kouris (Humix.org), Katia Isakoff (Women Produce Music), Lucas Knoflach (Sound Diplomacy), Lukas Drevenstedt, M.A. (Clubcommission Berlin e.V. ), Lewamm Ghebremariam (Change.org), Marie Albert (STARTS), Ronny Krieger (Patreon), Sandira Calviac (Nistana Ventures), Sky Deep, Stephan Baier (MHP – A Porsche Company), Stephanie Pereira (NEW INC - New Museum of Contemporary Art), and many more to be announced. Included in the program is also a free one-year Native membership at Factory Berlin. This residency covers many interdisciplinary approaches from computational creativity & human-machine collaboration to exploring new formats & applications for future-forward music, building creative businesses and creating experiential content. The selection process of the artists is determined by a diverse group of local and global leaders with influence from art, culture, music, technology, and social impact.
The ‘Artist in Residence’ program was launched in 2019, co-created with our creative partner Sónar+D, it was received with praise by the public. Established artists from different genres in the creative-tech or creative business area exchanged ideas in order that questioned traditions through unconventional forms. Last year, artists, scientists, researchers, professors, musicians, developers, and innovative start-ups met mentors such as Antonia Folguera, Geo Taglietti and Jose Luis de Vicente (Sónar/Sónar+D), Christian Bracht (Sleek), Cherie Hu (Forbes, Billboard), Dixon, Heiko Hoffmann (Beatport), Jules LaPlace, Kalam Ali, Mark Reeder, Peter Kirn, Ryan Groves & Amelie Anglade (arcona.ai), Sebastian Mealla (Protopixel) and more.
Learn more & Apply: www.factoryberlin.com/artist-residency
Factory Berlin is an ecosystem of over 3,500 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, Beats by Dr. Dre and World Frontiers Forum, the Factory Berlin culture empowers creators to build a better world.
Sónar+D is the international congress organized by Sónar Festival that explores how creativity is changing our present and imagining new futures, in collaboration with researchers, innovators and business leaders. Since 2013, this anti-disciplinary 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.
Senior Curator & Researcher, Factory Berlin
View our 2019 first edition participants: www.factoryberlin.com/artist-residency-1
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