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Creative AI Artist Residency Opportunity!

We are looking for creatives with an interest in developing new ideas and pushing boundaries for our new Artist in Residence programme at Inspace Gallery!

Focusing on the theme of Creative AI, we are looking for artists (including designers, architects, musicians, dancers, writers, curators etc) to explore this theme through a short residency programme at Inspace Gallery at the University of Edinburgh. Applications are now open and close on Monday 1st August.

Inspace Gallery, the University of Edinburgh, credit Michael Snyder

Creative AI is a relatively open brief and a chance for practitioners to try out new ideas and experiment. You do not need to have a digital background or have worked with data before but we would like applicants to consider how they might explore working with technology in new ways. We welcome applications which also critique and question developments in AI and machine learning too!

We are looking for engaging data-driven works that enable people to understand developments in AI or to think about it in new ways, public engagement is a key aim for the outcomes of this residency.

We are aligning with the schedule for the Edinburgh Science Festival 2023 but please note this is not guaranteed but we will apply to take part alongside other activities led by the Institute for Design Informatics.

This residency has a limited budget and a tight timeframe. We are not concerned with getting finished pieces – we are interested in work that helps people to think differently, even if it is in an unpolished form. Works that are prototypes with potential for further development are completely acceptable and we would be happy to assist with this process. We would also encourage people with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Inspace is part of the Institute for Design Informatics; commissioning and producing creative activity that unlocks digital technology and explores its role in society. Our public programme connects data, research and creative talent.

The fee for the successful applicant is £4,000 including materials (applicants are not expected to be a full-time resident but to propose a suitable timeframe). To apply simply fill out the application form and for more information look at the guidance notes. If you have any questions, please contact our team at creativeinformatics@ed.ac.uk.

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