wwwforum – Virtual Residency Programm

- Duration: one month (from the middle of May 2023)
- Focus: digital art, virtual reality, 3D motion, video
- Previous knowledge (an advantage): UNREAL 5
- Production budget: 1000€
- Application: short text and first visuals and ideas for the planned exhibition at wwwforum, possible events/performances, research questions for residency.

Digital art needs digital spaces: With wwwforum, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf opens a virtual space that offers artists and visitors a field of experimentation and explores the possibilities of digital exhibiting. The three-dimensional landscape is a shared space for artistic creation and events, exhibitions and digital experiments. Artist studio Christian Mio Loclair designed the virtual space and is kicking it off with the exhibition Come out and dance.

Starting in May 2023, we will award three virtual residencies for one month each to artists working with virtual reality and other digital art forms. The artists are invited to experiment in the virtual environment, actively shape it, and create new digital artworks. Each residency gives time and space for artistic research, exhibiting the results and a final event at wwwforum.

At the beginning there will be a technical onboarding with the platform JourneeX, previous knowledge in working with Unreal 5 is basically an advantage. A production budget of 1,000 € will be paid for each residency. To apply, please submit a short text and visuals about your own artistic work as well as questions and ideas to be explored during the virtual residency.

The selection of the artists for the virtual residencies will be made jointly by the NRW-Forum, Studio Christian Mio Loclair and the community after the Open Call is closed. The link to the voting will be posted on this page.