Galway Culture Company 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.
Role of Galway Culture Company
This project falls under our first and third strategic aims;
Facilitate International and EU Relationships and Funding
Providing Supports to the Cultural and Creative Sectors
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 were selected:
- Anna Bacheva (BG/ FR)
- Bonnie Fortage / Enter.Black (FR)
- Dorian Rigal aka Minuit (FR)
- Hugh Farrell (IE)
- Nadia Armstrong (IE)
- Scott Robinson (IE)
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.
Projects outcomes-what we expect from this project
The aim of this research residency is to offer participating artists time, space and networking opportunities. Participating artists then develop a project idea in Digital Arts for public space and present a work in progress at the end of the residency.
Cybernate aims to provide 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.
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.
How is this project funded
This project is funded by the Arts Council’s pilot International Residency Programme and Galway Culture Company, which is supported by the Government of Ireland under the National Development Plan through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, with support from the French Embassy in Ireland.
The programme duration was September 2022 – March 2023.