The Digital Arts Residency in Twillingate (DART) is an exciting program developed through the Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival. The artist residency program gives practicing artists in digital media the time, space and freedom to make art while living in the historic town of Twillingate during the summer.
Artists in residence are provided a place to live and work, a contribution towards supplies, mentorship, connections, and the opportunity for community engagement. Emphasis is placed on the importance of immersion in the local culture and artists are expected to engage with the community. 2020 launched the start of the program and artist ideas and outreach plans were adapted to COVID-19 restrictions.
Two artists will be selected for residencies of two months. The first residency will take place from 1 June – 31 July 2021, and the second residency will take place from 1 August – 30 September 2021. As part of the residency, both artists will have the opportunity to present their work at the Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival beginning 16 September 2021.
The nature of community engagement will be determined by the artist in consultation with the host and may include, but will not be limited to: open studios, artist talks, a youth camp, film screenings, or workshops (for all ages). The host will work closely with the artists to adapt outreach ideas to COVID-19 restrictions.
Please submit the following:
An external jury will select the artists based on the artistic merit of the applications and the best fit with the program.
Application deadline: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 @ 5:00pm
Submit application materials to:
Pierre’s practice is the contemporary digital expression of sound art. It involves accumulating sensory data and transforming it with the use of effects, loops and layers. Pierre’s work generates from a simple act: selecting an auditory stimulus, making it audible by playing it, then building a structure around it intuitively. This stimulus can be texture, rhythm, voice or noise. The process is the product.
David is a multimedia video artist with a background in filmmaking, 2D and 3D animation, glitch art, and photography. David’s work involves experimenting with and discovering new visual techniques by combining old obsolete analog hardware with modern digital technology. His practice is driven by a passion for discovering new processes, dissecting every pixel and reverse-engineering things to figure out new techniques, producing digital art as a byproduct of this learning process.