Open Call 
Journeys to Oxford - Digital Artist in Residence 
 
Saturday 10 June to Saturday 4 November 2017 
Museum of Oxford || Digital Artist Residency 
 
Museum of Oxford and Digital Artist Residency are jointly hosting an opportunity for an artist working in digital media to respond to the theme of Journeys to Oxford. Journeys to Oxford is a Museum of Oxford exhibition celebrating the vibrant cultural contributions made to life in Oxford by those who have travelled here to live, work, visit and study. 
 
The Museum of Oxford has been working with local Oxford community groups for twelve months, developing projects with outcomes that will exhibited in the Town Hall Gallery from June to November 2017. 
The digital residency provides an online space on DAR’s site for artists to develop works, ideas and practices. The resulting work will culminate in an exhibition at the Museum of Oxford during the Journeys to Oxford exhibition. The Journeys to Oxford residency will take place online from 10 June – 10 September 2017. The physical exhibition will then commence from 8th September – 4 November at the Museum of Oxford. 
 
What we are looking for: 
We are looking for artists to propose new works which use digital processes and techniques to create work around the theme of Journeys to Oxford. We are interested in projects that deal with research interactions between digital, online spaces and/or their physical locations. Artists would need to communicate clearly how these works would be appropriate for DAR’s online context and the Museum of Oxford’s Journeys to Oxford exhibition. DAR is accepting proposals from practitioners who work with site specific practices which may include performance, sculpture, film, video, New media, video, Sonic art, live works and cross-disciplinary practices. We are also interested in artists working with exclusively online practices too. Groups may apply as well as individuals. 
 
The residencies are open to artists working in any discipline and/or medium, and from anywhere in the UK. DAR and Museum of Oxford are particularly interested in proposals from artists working with digital practices that can be realised in a physical exhibition at Museum of Oxford. We are interested in artists who can make use of DAR’s 24/7 access and multimedia facilities such as live streaming. 
 
 
Information about the exhibition: 
The exhibition will feature objects, photographs, textiles, art, creative writing, sculpture, oral history, and archival materials from groups whose work will feature in the exhibition including: Oxford Hindu Temple, Refugee Resource, Oxford’s Polish Society, Oxford International Twinning Links, Bayard’s Hill Primary School, two of Oxford’s ESOL groups, BKLUWO, the museum’s Memory Lane reminiscence group, Cowley Road Carnival, the museum’s community curators group, and the Museum of Oxford Art and Creative Writing groups. The exhibition will also feature photographs from the Migration Museum Project. 
 
 
DAR and MoO provide: 
• An artists fee of £1000 
• Budget for materials, promo and travel. 
• Exhibition at The Gallery, Oxford Town Hall. 
• A page on our website. (This is normally the style of a blog, but artists are encouraged to be ambitious with any specific ideas about how they want their work presented, write it on your project proposal and we can discuss how this can be realized). 
• Technical support in achieving the aims of the online residency. 
• Support and promotion of the artist and their work through our networks. 
 
Entry criteria. Please send one pdf containing: 
 
• A short Artist Statement (100 words max) 
• Proposal of project (max 500 words) including a timescale explaining what outcomes you aim to achieve during the residency. 
• CV including contact details 
• 7 images max and/or 2 video links max 
Please name the pdf FirstName Lastname DAR.pdf and email to info@digitalartistresidency.org 
with ‘DAR Journeys’ in the subject line. 
 
 
*** Deadline for applications is Sunday 30th April 2016 
 
 
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