The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art awards three stipends for media art by the Foundation of Lower Saxony which consist of €12,500 each in the time period of July - December for the production of a new project within media art.
Applicants must register for a user account on their website and submit via online application by 5 February, 2020, 23:59 (CET). Applications submitted after this date cannot be taken into consideration.
The Edith-Russ-Haus For Media Art was made possible by an endowment by Edith Ruß (22.1.1919 – 18.7.1993). According to her will, the City of Oldenburg was able to build a house for the arts. She wanted to form a site to create 'art for the transition into the twentieth century.' This initiative was the genesis for the concept of a site for Media Art with both an exhibition space and guest apartments. The focus at the Edith-Russ-Haus for media art is on the content of the artwork and technology's influence on shaping and defining artistic ideas. The Edith-Russ-Haus for media art stipend supports innovative projects within a broad spectrum of art dedicated to a content-driven analysis of media.
Beyond the program of discussions and presentations, they also hold exhibitions intended to address subjects which are socially relevant and future-oriented. The artists are be asked to take part in the site's activities during their six month stipend, but are not required to live in Oldenburg.
There is an apartment for the artist in the site’s guest house, which can be reserved by appointment.
The site has two buildings. The first building has two levels of space for exhibitions and presentations. The second has two apartments plus one artist's studio/apartment.
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