[spectre] BEK Open Call for projects // commisioned work

Marieke Verbiesen marieke.verbiesen at bek.no
Wed Nov 6 15:02:39 CET 2019


BEK is an interdisciplinary centre for the development of art and new 
technology. We aim to extend the field of electronic art through 
collaboration, critical reflection and the sharing of knowledge. For 
2016-2020 BEK is partnering with Future DiverCities, an initiative of 
ten European partners to facilitate art projects that relate to the 
‘future city’ and the city’s diverse expressions. Future DiverCities is 
funded by the Creative Europe Programme.

For the final production of the four year collaboration, BEK wants 
proposals for art projects that relate to one or more of the themes below:
– Reflections on the city’s technological challenges, for instance 
surveillance, social relations or ecological questions.
– The relationship between the local or micro-level of the city and the 
city as a structure or a society, hereunder the city’s diversity.

We want proposals in two categories:
1) Works of art or live acts/performances
For artworks that are included in the project, BEK will cover transport 
for the work, travel for participating artists, a small fee and a fee 
for live acts/performances.
2) Art projects that are specially developed for this occasion
The projects can be with or without audience participation, but will 
preferably relate actively to a site in Bergen and/or the public sphere. 
Three artists will be invited to a stay in Bergen to realise the 
project. For the chosen proposals, there will be an allocated budget of 
up to NOK 80.000 (approximately 7900 euro) that includes a fee, travel, 
accommodation in Bergen and all production expenses for the project. If 
you apply for such a project, please include a budget and a timeline.
In both categories, we will look for projects that relate to art and new 
technology. It is possible to propose projects for both categories in 
the same application.
The projects will be presented in Bergen, April 2020, where there will 
be a presentation of works, public events, live acts/performances and 

What we want from you in a single pdf file is:
– A short project description, maximum 500 words
– CV of maximum 3 pages
– If you apply for category 1: Documentation of the work(s) you want to 
apply with –maximum 7 images or up to 7 minutes of video/sound 
documentation. For video and sound, please send links.
– If you apply for category 2: Documentation of earlier relevant works, 
sketches for the proposal, budget and a project timeline
– The application should not exceed 10MB in total
Please send the material to opencall at bek.no by Tuesday November 26th, 2019.
If you have any questions, please contact Åse Løvgren: ase at bek.no, +47 

Read more about BEK and FutureDiverCities here


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