De:Formal is pleased to announce our new online residency program, a response to creating art and building community during the time of social distancing. The residency program is a virtual space for artists to explore and create net.art, to build international communities, and to have dedicated time and space for experimenting on something new.
Our goal is to create a no-cost and easily accessible environment that allows artists to experiment with novel ideas, host virtual happenings, or anything else that inspires the artist. We are creating a platform dedicated to promoting art that is made and exhibited through the browser. It is a love letter to and an experiment in net.art, digital art, and the internet.
We provide each artist with a temporary Wix account to explore digital studio practice. Wix is an easy-to-use and flexible website builder that will function as your studio / blank canvas / performance stage / streaming channel / community space for the duration of the program. We will promote work in progress, artist events, and other related material through our social media throughout the program.
The residency program lasts for one month, the first three weeks are dedicated to studio time, research, and creating online work through the provided web portal. The last week is for presentation and celebration. Residents have the option of having live streams of your work, hosting virtual artist talks, online Q&A, themed webinar, live performance through Twitch/Zoom/Instagram Live, and any other online activities. Each participating artist will be given anon De:Formal alongside the residency program.
We welcome artists working in all medium, from anywhere in the world, with access to a computer and internet to apply! To apply, please prepare the listed required material and fill out the application form.