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Digital Earth Fellowship for Artists and Designers in Africa or Asia 2018/2019

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Digital Earth calls upon divergent artists and designers to examine, challenge and respond to the material and immaterial condition of our current technological reality. 

Application Deadline: 25th July 2018

Eligible Countries: African and Asian countries (see list below)

About the Award: Digital Earth is a six-month fellowship for artists and designers based in Africa or Asia working across a variety of media who would like to investigate our current technological reality. It is a unique research support program that helps experienced artists to reflect, research, experiment and produce work. The final results will be exhibited in a roaming exhibition.

The geographical focus of the fellowship is on the entanglement of old and new routes that connect Asia to Africa, crossing the Middle East and Central Asia. Today these routes are crossed by goods, people and data at speeds faster than ever, through a circuit of ports, mines, airports, refineries, high speed railways, fiber optic cables and mobile antennas.

Examples of possible research topics are: the infrastructure of Mongolian crypto-mining, the performativity of the robot-ports on the Siberian coastline, the soundscapes of the coltan mines in the heartlands of Congo, the cultural protocols of free port zones, the esthetics of satellite imagery, the agency of machinic vision, the political imaginations of geoengineering projects – and more.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: Projects should be based in one of the following countries in Asia or Africa below.

Selection: Your application will be assessed by a selection committee on the basis of your research proposal; this includes the quality of your work, your visual and reflective skills. Also, the committee will look into the relevance of your proposal to the research outline of Digital Earth. A balance will be sought between applicants from different geographic locations.

Number of Awards: 15

Value of Award: The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend for work and production costs, mentorship and other various resources.

Duration of Programme: 6 months (September 2018 until February 2019)

Eligible Countries: : Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Benin, Brunei, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), China, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial
Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Russia, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Korea, Somalia, South Africa, South
Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

How to Apply: 

  • Please make sure to read all the requirements and conditions described on our website:
    www.thedigitalearth.org before submitting an application.
  • Apply digitally, by emailing an application (no later than 25 July 2018 (23.59, CEST)) to: info@thedigitalearth.org.

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Hivos

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