Critical Blogging Residency at Artengine and Vague Terrain
Written by Administrator
Tuesday, 30 March 2010 20:56
In an exciting effort to cultivate new perspectives on the media arts landscape, Vague Terrain (Toronto) and Artengine (Ottawa) are collaborating on a residency for an emerging critic or cultural journalist from the Ottawa-Gatineau area. For one year the selected participant will pen a monthly cross-post to the Vague Terrain and Artengine blogs. The residency kicks off on May 6th with a paid trip to the 2010 Elektra Festival in Montréal to post reviews and more from one of North America's premiere digital culture events.
Applicants must be based in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, and are requested to send a resume and letter describing their interest in the electronic and media arts as well as what they would bring to the respective online publications. You may also submit links to previous on-line writings.
The successful applicant will receive a $1,200.00 stipend; one trip (Ottawa-Montreal) including travel, accomodation and per diem during the festival; and one festival pass to all Elektra events. The resident will also receive workshops from the Ottawa Art Gallery during their 2011 critical writing series Articulation.
Applicants must be available for travel to Montréal from May 5th to 9th, 2010.
Please submit letters and CV in PDF form to
The deadline for submission is Monday April 5th. The successful applicant will be notified by April 15th, 2010.
For questions or further information please contact Ryan Stec at Artengine.
Artengine is non-profit artist-run center that foster democratic and innovative approach to creative expression with technology. Based in Ottawa-Gatineau, Artengine runs a modular media and electronics laboratory, produces the biennial Electric Fields festival and operates an artist-run server providing on-line tools to artists and cultural organizations.
About Vague Terrain
Vague Terrain is a web based digital arts publication that showcases the creative practice of a variety of artists, musicians and scholars. Vague Terrain produces three to four journal issues a year and these themed publications often emerge from the expertise and network of niche guest curators (who have recently included Joshua Noble, Kim Cascone and Paul Prudence). Content consists of curated visual, audio and written works, and over the last two years the journal has been complimented with an increasingly active blog produced by a team of international contributors.