Cybernate update January 2023

Galway Culture Company is delighted to present Cybernate – a Digital Arts Residency for artists to undertake research into presenting digital art work in public spaces. 

Galway Culture Company has launched Cybernate in partnership with Pôle PIXEL, HACNUM Network, CREW, the French Embassy in Ireland, and ATU and is funded by The Arts Council’s pilot International Residency Programme. Cybernate is produced by Culture Works.

The residency is a collaboration between Ireland and France, supporting three Irish Artists and three French artists by providing artists working in digital arts with the time and space to interrogate access to public space through artistic/digital means and seeks to explore what it means to create digital artworks in the public space in the current climate of societal change. 

 Following on from a call for submissions, six fantastic artists have been selected: 

The first part of the residency took place in Lyon during the Fête des Lumières in December 2022. Artists had access to a working space and received masterclasses and mentoring advice from experts such as Géraldine Farage and Marion Vézine and meeting Lyon based creative such as AADN – Arts & Cultures Numériques and Theoriz Studio.  

The second part of the Cybernate Residency is taking place at the end of February in Galway. Artists will have time to develop their project ideas further here in Galway and meet Irish creatives before presenting their work in progress. 

Cybernate was launched as a response to the Joint Plan of Action (2021-2025) between Ireland and France. The Plan aims to strengthen and deepen relations between the two countries across a range of cultural, educational and political activities. Among the aims of this plan is to foster the digital economy and to jointly promote cultural exchanges, including the creation of several new cultural fellowships and residency programmes between Irish and French institutions.