Designed and developped in Fablab Nervecentre

Art & culture Residency Makers

In between 2015 and 2017, we have send and host Artist-Makers in residency in between Ireland and Spain. Future Artist Maker Labs is an exciting international programme of art-making, exhibition, training, and networking.

Future Artist-Maker Labs harnessed the creative power of 3 leading Labs in Derry~Londonderry, Limerick and Madrid, in an exciting international programme of art-making, exhibition, training, and networking.

The project had 4 elements:

  • International residencies which will conclude with an European Artist-maker exhibition in Madrid in April 2017
  • Artist-maker apprenticeships and accredited training
  • Student Artist-Maker Bootcamp
  • Community Creative engagement programme

More detail about the residency project :

  • Total project grant : 200K€
  • Programme : Creative Europe
  • Sub-programme : Culture
  • Call number : EACEA 32/2014
  • Project date : 1 Jun 2015 - 30 May 2017
  • Number of partners in project : 3
  • Lead organisation : The Nerve Centre
  • Partners : University of Limerick (Ireland); Ultra-lab (Madrid)

Future Artist-Maker Labs sought to build capacity in the artist-maker sector to operate transnationally and enabling transnational circulation / mobility of artist-makers and their work. Key elements included:

  • Creating new pieces of art through 3 artist-maker international residencies in the Fab Labs
  • Exposing the work of up to 20 leading artist-makers to large audiences across Europe in a major European Artist-Maker travelling exhibition
  • Building capacity of artist-maker communities in partner regions through a localised Community Creative support programme, offering up to 48 artist-makers free Lab time, new digital skills and technical know-how
  • Exploring questions of what makes art, authorship and ownership, through a simultaneous Community Creative exhibition in 3 partner cities, featuring replicated art works and virtual collaborations – designed in one Lab but built in another
  • Training and inspiring the next generation of European artist-makers through an accredited apprenticeship scheme, a Student Artist-maker Bootcamp and an International Artist-maker Symposium
  • Making the partner Fab Labs more sustainable by equipping staff with Fab Lab Academy diplomas and exploring new business models
  • International networking between partners and participants, sharing expertise and good practice in art-making and fabrication.

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