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September 29, 2017

Open Call for Data/Media Art Proposals | Building City Dashboards, Maynooth University

Closing date: 30 November 2017

Maynooth University invite artists to create a digital artwork using open data from the Dublin and or Cork dashboards (dublindashboard.ie/and corkdashboard.ie). The goal is to explore and expand multimodal creative expression in the digital space using open urban data and to extend the work of the dashboard visualization and the public impact of the research through an open competition for media artists to research and build alternative data tools, apps, and representations.

Each artist must commit to exhibiting the final artwork in a Data/Media Art exhibition in Maynooth University in early June 2018. Each artist will be awarded €5,000 to work over 2 months. Three artists will be selected and each artist will be provided with a workspace and data expertise if necessary, however the specific costs of the artwork must be covered by the €5000 payment and each artist must be able to work independently and as such will be expected to have their own digital skills.

Payment can be through one of two methods: 1) as an occasional employee of the University, or 2) or through invoice as a University supplier. In the latter case, the artist would need to complete a new supplier form and provide the header part of their bank statement. In both cases, the €5000 will be inclusive of PRSI or VAT. Payment will be staggered to ensure final delivery. The completed art work will be the intellectual property of the University, although the artist will be free to display the work and enter it in competitions providing University funding is acknowledged.

To apply please send your detailed proposed submission and a link to previous works to Rob.Kitchin@mu.ie, with the subject line ‘media/data art MU’. Queries about the positions can also be sent to the same email address or to Jeneen.Naji@mu.ie.

For more information see: dashboards.maynoothuniversity.ie/2017/09/27/


Open Call for Data/Media Art Proposals | Building City Dashboards, Maynooth University