Call for artists and social scientists

Link: http://conexionesimprobables.es/pagina.php?id_p=320

Scholarship / Financial aid: a grant of 12,000 euros

Date: September 2012 – June 2013

Deadline: 25 June 2012, 9am

Open to: artists, creators, experimental designers and architects, software designers and social scientists

Announcement follows

The international call is open for artists and social scientists to collaborate with the following seven organisations located in the Basque Country (Spain) as part of the 2012 edition of Improbable Connections: Artepan (artisanal bakery and pastry maker), EDE Fundazioa (social intervention), Eraikune (construction cluster in Euskadi), Grupo Uvesco (supermarkets), Oiz egin (rural development platform), Orbea (design and manufacture of bicycles) and Silam (Products and solutions based on silicone elastomer).

Who can participate?

Artists, creators, experimental designers and architects, software designers and social scientists interested in developing projects in the fields of innovation and social responsibility.

Both the artists/creators and social researchers can come from any discipline: visual arts, performing arts, literature, music, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, etc.

The call is open to all nationalities, places of residence or ages and you can apply individually or as a group (regardless of legal status).

The aim

Co-creation
The aim is not to carry out an independent process of creation/research, but to become integrated into a team and achieve, by working in a collaborative manner, results that can be converted into a prototype, device, catalogue of ideas, event, visualisation, etc.

Application Deadline: 9am on 25 June 2012

Collaboration period: September 2012 – June 2013.
Payment: (grant to be paid to selected artists) 12,000 euros + VAT (including travel and accommodation).

Improbable Connections is a community of collaborative and co-creative research initiatives aimed at innovation and social responsibility. It is based on the paradigms of open innovation and the principles of interrelated fields, disciplines and individuals.

It therefore relates the arts, philosophy, science, business and governance in search of new questions and answers that respond to the needs of all manner of organisations. The connections are supposedly improbable, but possible.

Further information: http://www.conexionesimprobables.es/docs/IMP_2012_RULES_ENG.pdf

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