Digital Crafts: Open call for an artistic residency at Hangar –


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Hangar and launch an open call under the frame of the European project  Renewable Futures for carrying out a two months residency for developing a project under the theme Digital Crafts.

About Hangar

Hangar is a centre for art research and production, offering support to artists.

Hangar’s mission is to support the visual artists and creators during the different phases of their art production processes as well as to contribute to the best development of their projects. For doing so, Hangar facilitates them equipments, facilities, production assistance and a suitable context for experimentation and free knowledge transfer.

The centre offers an array of services and a framework that allows for the research and development of art productions in their entirety, or partially. Hangar follows up on the results by including the projects in various networks and platforms, or by detecting possibilities for their incorporation within other fields.

About is a platform for the development and diffusion of technologies for digital manufacturing. The platform is based in the center for art research and production, Hangar.

Thanks to the democratisation of certain products and technologies and the free sharing of sources (hardware designs and software) we are living now a transformation similar to that one experienced in the field of computing with the exlosion of personal computer during the 80s.

Built on the experience of the RepRap project, and at the intersection of experimental manufacture and open source philosophy, aims to explore and increase the replicability (DIY) of the production means by domestic and low cost technology. Its activities include research, development of internal and external projects, and dissemination (documentation of designs, workshops, lectures, etc).

1. Requirements for the projects
The call will consider projects working anything that has to do with fabrication-manufacturing, crafts, DIY, digital or computerised materialisation, 3D printing, among others, that need to carry out a phase of research, development, prototyping or production. To do this, will provide to the resident the following digital manufacturing machines: molten plastic printers, photo-curable resin, milling machines, graffiti polar robot, motion control 3-axis for light cameras. These machines can be used or modified for the production of the project. The project may contemplate the modification of these tools or creating others.
The project may involve some third parties (partners, school, etc.), will be licensed under a free license (free software / hardware) and will be documented and published in accordance with this philosophy.

2. Who can apply
Artists, researchers and developers of all ages and nationalities working in the field of creation with open technology.

3. Duration
The duration of the residency and the grant is two consecutive months between June 1st and July 31st 2017.

4. Conditions
1. The application must be submitted via the online form.
2. Each candidate can submit a single project.
4. The selected project will benefit of:
– Fees: 3,000 € gross.
– A production grant up to 1,299 € gross.
– Accommodation in Hangar’s residency.
– A mobility grant up to 350 € gross.
– Technical support by for the development and production of the project.
– The following infrastructure:
– A workspace in the area of the projects in residence at Hangar.
– The following manufacturing digital machines: molten plastic printers, photo-curable resin, milling machines, graffiti polar robot, motion control 3-axis for light cameras.
– The network of collaborators of Hangar and

5. Commitments of the selected project with Hangar and
– To contribute to the Open Thursdays programme, assisting other creators and offering free technical support.
– To do a presentation of the project during the period of the residence at Hangar.
– To conduct an open and free workshop on the tools used for the development of the project.
– To submit an evaluation and final report of the residence during the two months after this has completed.
– To document and publish the project under an open and free license (GPLv3 or similar)
– To include the logo of Hangar, and the European Commission in communicating of the project.

** The Open Thursdays programme is based on a weekly meeting open to artists, creators and developers working of the field of electronic art who want to work with hardware and free software. Attendance is free, and allows participants to meet with technology experts on free tools and collectives with whom collaborate and share resources.

6. Selection Process ***
The application must be done by filling in the online form. The reception of proposals will be between the 1st of August and the 10th of October 2016. The required information is as follows:
1. Personal Data
Last name
Full address (please include city and country)
Phone number
Repeat email
2. Brief 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 requirements
5. Motivations for doing the residence
Addicional documentation: description of technical skills of the candidate.

– Applications not including the required information and / or exceeding the limits of extension won’t be accepted.
– The selection committee may contact the shortlisted candidates for an interview.

7. Selection committee
The selection committee will be composed by:
– A member of the Programme Committee.
– A person from Hangar’ staff.
– A member of

8. Evaluation criteria
The selection committee will evaluate the projects according to:
– The background of the applicant.
– The aligment of the proposal with the work fields of and Hangar.
– The feasibility and potential development of the project in Hangar.
– The quality, relevance and interest of the project.
– The technical background and the grade of self-sufficiency of the artist or developer.
– The commitment of the applicant with the documentation of the project and with making it accessible.
– The possibility of opening and sharing the processes of the project with Hangar’s and community.

9. Calendar
– Deadline for submitting applications: 10 October 2016 at 23:59 h (GMT +1).
– Results of the selection process: second half of October 2016.
– Residence: June 1st to July 31st 2017.

For more information
Raul Nieves
info (at)

Marta Gracia
marta (at)


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