European Media Art Platform (EMAP) is a consortium of 15 leading European media art organisations and festivals specialised in Digital and Media Art, Bio Art and Robotic Art.
Through an open call, EMAP members offer practitioners two-month residencies built on the legacy of the European Media Artist in Residence Exchange (EMARE) which has existed since 1995.
The basic idea of the EMAP is to enable European media art organisations and artists to collaborate on projects and consequently to create closer bonds between themselves.
Each member host provides an artist grant, travel expenses, production budget, paid accommodation during the residency and access to labs and facilities. Furthermore, the EMAP residency includes events like solo exhibitions and group shows, on- and offline conferences and capacity building workshops to share knowledge.
EMAP also acts as a marketplace for media art partners to select artists and works for their own festivals and exhibitions. The international partner network is constantly growing and currently offers artists the opportunity to present their work to over 90 partners in over 25 countries.
Since 1995 more than 180 artists and their projects commissioned: Super 16 short films, video art, video installations, interactive installations, software based projects including ai, websites, computer animations, performances, sound art projects, robotics, bio art and research based art & science projects.
Member organisations: Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Antre Peaux (Bourges, France), CIKE (Košice, Slovakia – member in progress), gnration (Braga, Portugal), iMAL (Brussels, Belgium), IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] (Utrecht, the Netherlands), Kersnikova Institute [Kapelica Gallery] (Ljubljana, Slovenia), KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis (Zagreb, Croatia), LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón, Spain), M-Cult (Helsinki, Finland), NeMe (Limassol, Cyprus), Onassis Stegi (Athens, Greece), RIXC Centre for New Media Culture (Riga, Latvia), WRO Art Center (Wroclaw, Poland), Werkleitz Centre for Media Art (Halle [Saale], Germany.
CIKE x EMAP
CIKE became a member of the prestigious European Media Art Platform network to provide yet another opportunity for creation and international cooperation to the Kosice’s and Slovak new media art community. As a focal point of Kosice in UNESCO Creative Cities Network (cluster of Cities of Media Arts) and organizer of Art & Tech Days festival & conference, CIKE has a long history of showcasing and supporting new media artists from Kosice and the region and providing them with mobility and residency opportunities to create new artworks and new values for the community.
EMAP mission and vision
In our increasingly digitized, technology driven world, next to scientists and programmers, it is artists, who create alternative visions for a more sustainable and just society. Collaboration between these communities helps us to reflect on the impact of new technologies on society. If Europe wants to take a different technological path from China or Silicon Valley, whilst opposing nascent anti-democratic movements, it should focus on the creative, communicative, critical and unifying potential of the arts. Through support for emerging artists we can contribute to secure a tolerant and democratic future for citizens of Europe. The European Media Art Platform (EMAP) was founded for this purpose.
The artistic works produced at EMAP/EMARE help us to reflect the new technologies and sometimes even create alternatives to the tools of the big high-tech corporations.
Also this year, the European Media Art Platform (EMAP) announces an open call for residences for 2023. You can find more information about the residency here.