CDA – Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production

CDA - Projects Grant for Artistic Research and ProductionDeadline: 30 November 2011

Eligibility: Authors (includes artists, curators, writers, thinkers etc…) of any nationality, regardless of age, can propose projects to be carried out individually or collectively.

is accepting applications to support the production of artistic research projects aimed at critical knowledge production with a transdisciplinary approach.

CDA-Projects will also support a publication after the completion of the project, which will reflect the research and . The publication will be completed in the following six months and launched in December 2012.

CDA Projects is a commercial , which represents established and emerging and abroad.

The grant aims at supporting and opening up the discussions on artistic research to an expanded network through an open call. It encourages to how discourse is staged and how knowledge is produced, rethought and interwoven across disciplines. Without any limitations on the content, the proposed inquiries are expected to suggest new forms and methodologies, by reflecting on contexts and conditions of the knowledge produced.
Applicants can submit an artistic research project that is currently in the production stage or one that is scheduled to be completed during the six-month period following the date of selection.

Prizes: 10,000 Euros will be awarded based on the decision of an international jury for the selected project to be completed by July 2012.

Deadline for Applications: November 30th, 2011
Announcement of the results: December 31st, 2011
Completion of the project: June 30th, 2012
Book launch: December 31st, 2012

CDA-Projects will also support a publication after the completion of the project that brings together discussions on artistic research undertaken, including types of questions raised, speculative analysis and the final outcome. The publication will be prepared by CDA-Projects in cooperation with the grantee.

How do you apply?
Please send the documents below to grant@cda-projects.com
All the submitted documents should be in English.

– Project proposal (maximum 500 words explaining your approach to artistic research, aims and motivations of the research to be carried and the expected outcome)
– Curriculum Vitae
– Portfolio in PDF format
– Time based media should be submitted in low resolution format via upload and the link should be provided (Not larger than 350MB). If the resolution is important, you can send a DVD with excerpts up to 30 minutes to the address below:

CDA-Projects Grant
Istiklal Cad. Misir Apt. No:163 K.3 D.5
Beyoglu / Istanbul,
34433 Turkey

Assessment Criteria
Project selection shall be made by comparing the proposals presented in accordance with the following assessment criteria:
– Ability to speculate on what knowledge is and suggest new forms of knowledge production
– Ability to articulate an innovative methodology and form in relation to the content
– Ability to consider artistic problems from a theoretical viewpoint
– Ability to articulate a trandisciplinary approach; creating cooperation among different fields.
– Project feasibility according to the complementary documents provided
– Ability to create new technological assemblages and to work innovatively with technology, which does not have to be necessarily high-tech.

The Jury
The invited jury member are Hito Steyerl, Anton Vidokle and Pauline J. Yao. İz Öztat will take part in the jury as the project manager of the CDA-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production.

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:

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