Baden Pailthorpe, Clanger (longitude, latitude, decibels), 2018. Installation view, UTS Art, Sydney. Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf. Photo: Jessica Maurer

Image: Baden Pailthorpe, Clanger (longitude, latitude, decibels), 2018. Installation view, UTS Art, Sydney. Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf. Photo: Jessica Maurer

ANAT Ideate

ANAT Ideate :: an art + technology program asking artists to imagine our future

ANAT is calling for art + technology research proposals that actively imagine the future, that take us through the looking glass to the other side.

ANAT will fund SIX research projects that “take futures seriously” by proposing “new habits and practices of attention, invention, and experimentation.”*

  • How can art + technology be transformative in the (post) pandemic world?
  • How can art + technology create new forms of engagement?
  • How can art + technology claim new space for creative expression?

Selected artists will be commissioned to research and develop new creative ideas over a four-month period. They will be paid an artist’s fee of $10,000, and will receive a contribution of $1,000 towards research documentation.

At the completion of the research period, each artist will deliver an overview of their research and an indication of next steps. ANAT will then work with each Ideate artist to identify and map pathways for development – this could include further research, or working towards production and presentation – and to broker partnerships with our extensive networks to deliver further outcomes into 2021 and beyond.

* The Lure of Possible Futures: On Speculative Research; Savransky, Wilkie & Rosengarten, 2019

BACKGROUND
Since 2016, ANAT has co-commissioned artists through our partnership with Experimenta. We also have over 30 years’ experience supporting relationships between artists, technologists and scientists through our various programs.

With ANAT Ideate, we are customising our proven art/science residency model in order to support artists working with technology to research and develop new creative ideas. 

Applications have closed. Successful applicants will be announced early August.

TIMELINE
17 June 2020: Call for applications opens
28 July 2020: Application closing date
7 August 2020: Notification
Aug – Dec 2020: Research period

ENQUIRIES
For further information, or to arrange a time to discuss your application, please contact Vicki Sowry, Director, ANAT, [email protected]