Fem_Lab exchange Catalonia-Austria: one-week residency grant

Fem_Lab exchange Catalonia-Austria: one-week research and exchange residency grant with Mz* Baltazar’s Lab in Vienna on the intersection of Art, Science and Tech through a (trans)feminist lens.

Aim of the call for applications 
The Hangar centre for art research and production in Barcelona, is now accepting applications for grants for the Fem_Lab exchange Catalonia-Austria, one-week research and exchange residency grant in Vienna with the feminist collective Mz* Baltazar’s Lab.

The one-week research and exchange residency programme is open to Catalan based artists or collective of legal age working in any creative discipline who are carrying out an art project which can relate to the term hacking and works on the intersection of Art, Science and Tech through a (trans)feminist lens. The selected artist or group should be able to open a debate on one of the following questions:

What do you understand as “trans feminist hacking”?
What could trans feminist hardware look like?
How can we decolonize media art?

The selected artist or group will receive a grant to carry out a residency in Vienna. The residency will last one week running from November 27th to December 3rd 2023.

About Fem_Lab exchange Catalonia-Austria
Fem_Lab exchange Catalonia-Austria project is a collaboration between Mz* Baltazar’s Lab and Hangar, promoted by the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to Central Europe and the Ramon Llull Institute to support artistic exchange between Catalonia and Austria, and the Research Project Feminist Hacking: Building Circuits as an Artistic Practice funded by the FWF – Austrian Science Fund | PEEK (AR580) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. www.feministhacking.org

About Hangar
Hangar is a centre engaged in maintaining (generating, updating, reviewing and supporting) the necessary conditions to facilitate art research and production in the sense of critical forms of speculation and practices capable of addressing the urgent issues and debates currently facing society. For Hangar, art is a way of producing knowledge. In view of this, it defends art research as a research category in its own right, with its own way of finding and producing knowledge. Hangar seeks to support content creators at every stage of their art research and production processes by providing them with a whole host of tools and services (some of which are managed by Hangar and others by its resident collectives) to help them access the conceptual, contextual, semiotic, material and technical resources they need and provide a setting for experimenting and for the free transfer of knowledge.

About Mz* Baltazar’s Lab
Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory identifies as an intersectional feminist collective, coming from a variety of educational backgrounds. The lab is intended as a safer space for people who have traditionally been excluded from or have felt unsafe in spaces where science is taught, or technology is being used, and we invite those people (women, and trans* individuals) to participate, exhibit their art or give workshops that bring together technology, art, and have a critical understanding of social structures. Our exhibitions and events are open to all audiences, and are intended to support women* in the broad sense of the political terms, and those who work on feminist issues, empowerment, and overturning patriarchy. Currently, the collective is composed by Lale Rodgarkia-Dara, Patrícia J. Reis, Olivia Jaques, Anna Watzinger, Nicole Sabella and Stefanie Wuschitz. https://www.mzbaltazarslaboratory.org/

Available resources for residencies at Mz* Baltazar’s Lab space, subject to availability:
• Access to the collections held at Medialab’s media library
• Access to audiovisual and electronic equipment
• Shared office and work studio in the Mz* Baltazar’s Lab space (Jägerstraße 52-54 1200 Vienna)

NOTE: Fem_Lab exchange Catalonia-Austria is a research and exchange grant, not a production grant. Its resources and services are there for research and consultation purposes.

The residency lasts one week, running from 27 November to 3 December 2023.

Terms and conditions
1. Applications must be submitted in a single PDF file
2. Each candidate may include no more than one project in their application.
3. Group projects may be submitted provided that one member of the group is chosen to represent it.
4. The selected participants will receive from the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to Central Europe:
– Fees: €1,000 gross. This will include the cost of public presentations, which shall be designed by the artist on the basis that they provide research settings open to the public.
– Up to €300 gross for living expenses
The Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to Central Europe will also cover:
– A round-trip to Vienna
– Accommodation

– Participation in exchange meetings among the artist(s) and collectives (online and in Vienna).
– Public presentation of the individual or collective works at Mz* Baltazar’s Lab space in Vienna.
– Brainstorm session on shared interests, common passions and possible future collaborations.
– To include the following organizations’ logos in the communication of the project: Mz* Baltazar’s Lab, Hangar, Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to Central Europe and the Ramon Llull Institute.

Selection process
Applications must be sent in a single PDF document (attached to an email with a subject matter that follows this format: Beca_Fem_Lab exchange Catalonia-Austria_FIRST NAME_SURNAME) to veronica@hangar.org
The following information must be included in the document:
1. Personal details:
– First name and surname
– Full residential address (including city and country)
– Telephone number
– Email address
– Date of birth
– Nationality
2. A brief biography of the applicant setting out their main lines of work and research (maximum 500 characters, including spaces).
3. The applicant’s CV (maximum 1,500 characters, including spaces).
4. A summary of the project (maximum 2,000 characters, including spaces)
5. Up to five images of the project.

– Applications that are missing any of the required information and/or are longer than the stated limits will be rejected.
– Applications may be submitted in English.
– Applications may be submitted by natural persons only, either individually or in groups, in which case they must designate a representative, whom the other members of the group must authorize to represent them, and who will deal with all contractual matters.

Selection board
The selection board will be composed of the following members:
– Two members of Hangar
– Members of Mz* Baltazar’s Lab

Assessment criteria
The selection board will consider each project based on the following criteria:
– How well the proposed research matches the above aim of application.
– The project’s relevance, importance and interest.
– The applicant’s artistic background or research experience.

Application submission period: from June 1st to July 1st, 2023 at 23:59 (GMT+1).
The results of the selection process will be announced in mid-July 2023
Residency programme: one week, from 27 November to 3 December 2023.

For further information:
Veronica Valentini
+34 93 308 4041


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