Second Research and Development Grant at Hangar’s InteractionLab

Hangar, Barcelona’s visual arts production and research center launches a call for three grants for artists, researchers and developers in the field of open source technology to carry out a three-month research, development and / or production residency in our interaction lab.

About Hangar’s interaction lab

Hangar is involved in the development of custom-made hardware for artistic projects from a commitment to free hardware and software. Through the Interaction Laboratory, Hangar can develop all kinds of hardware for the artistic projects that require it, including development of internal electronics, programming and prototyping. Some examples of applications are: real-time interaction, synchronizations, mechanisms, automations and remote controls. The Laboratory also develops a series of tools free of rights, available to the artistic projects that may need them.

1. Objectives


The main objectives of the scholarship are, on the one hand, to assist the creators in their research and / or production activities, their experimental work and the development and completion of their projects. The second of the objectives is to detect and encourage the generation of communities around new tools and / or technologies.


. Provide and facilitate the necessary resources for experimentation, research, development and creation in the field of open interactive technology.

· Encourage documentation, publication, dissemination, transfer and exchange of knowledge in the field of creation with open interactive technology.


2. Target audience and project requirements

– Artists, researchers and developers of any age and nationality who work in the field of creation with open technology.

– The call will consider projects that need to carry out a research, development, prototyping or production phase in Hangar’s interaction laboratory.


3. Duration

The duration of the grant is three consecutive months throughout 2017. The specific dates will be established by mutual agreement between Hangar and the candidate of the selected project.


4. Conditions

1. The application must be submitted through the online form

2. Each candidate can submit to the call one single project.

3. Hangar will make available to the beneficiary:

– Fees: 1500 € gross.

– A bag of production of up to 2000 € gross.

– Workspace in Hangar interaction laboratory.

– Technical support for the development and production of the project.

– Hangar’s network of collaborators.

* IMPORTANT: This grant does not offer accommodation or mobility bag.


5. Commitments of the selected project with Hangar

– To participate in the revitalization of Open Thursdays, assisting other creators and offering them free technical support.

– Make a presentation of the project during the period of residence in Hangar.

– Carry out an open and free workshop around the tools used for the development of the project.

– Deliver a final report of the project and a valuation of the residence during the two months after its completion.

– Include the Hangar logo in the project communication.

** Open Thursdays are weekly meetings open to artists, creators and developers of different electronic art disciplines who want to work with free hardware and software tools. Assistance is always free and allows participants to meet technological experts in free tools and collectives with which to collaborate and share resources to develop projects.


6. Selection process ***

The request will be made by completing the  online form. The receipt of proposals will be until February 28, 2017. The information required is as follows:

1. Personal information


Last name

Complete address (please include city and country)

Phone number


Repeat email



2. Short biography (up to 500 characters including spaces)

3. Curriculum vitae (up to 1500 characters including spaces).

4. Description of the project, including:

Project summary (up to 2000 characters including spaces)

Related Tags (up to 10 tags)

Objectives (up to 1000 characters including spaces)

Expected results (up to 2000 characters including spaces)

Methodology (up to 2000 characters including spaces)

How the project will be documented (up to 2000 characters including spaces)

Calendar and work plan

Technical Needs

5. Motivations for residency in the Hangar interaction laboratory (up to 2000 characters including spaces)

Documentation attached: description of the technical skills of the candidate.


– Applications that do not include the required information and / or exceed the extension limits will not be accepted.

– The selection committee can contact candidates shortlisted for an interview.


7. Selection Committee

The selection committee will consist of:

– Two members of the Hangar program commission.

– Miguel Angel de Heras, head of Hangar’s interaction laboratory.


8. Valuation criteria

The selection committee will evaluate the projects according to:

– Background of the applicant.

– The fit of the proposal with the lines of work of Hangar and the interaction laboratory itself.

– The feasibility and potential of the development of the project in Hangar.

– The quality, relevance and interest of the project.

– The technical training and degree of self-sufficiency of the artist or developer

– The ability of the project to open and share its development process with the communities around Hangar.

8. Calendar

– Deadline for submission of applications: until February 28th of 2017 at 00:00 h (GMT +1).

– Results of the selection process: first half of March 2017.

– Residence: during the year 2017. To be specified with Hangar.


For further information

Miguel Angel de Heras


Ext. 28


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