The Thinker Maker Space of CYENS is pleased to announce an open call for the Artist-in-Residence Program intended for creative individuals.

As a creative innovation hub in Nicosia’s historic centre, the Thinker Maker Space has utilised its Artist-in-Residence Program to expand the knowledge and services of the centre through skill sharing and collaboration.

Resident artists enjoy full access to the makerspace facilities allowing experimentation with advanced fabrication techniques. They will also have the opportunity to present and exhibit their work at the end of the residency. Additionally, artists may deliver a series of workshops and talks relating to their practice and area of expertise.

The makerspace residencies are hosted on a short-term basis ranging from 2 weeks and up to 4 months. The open call invites individuals from the creative industries (creators, designers, visual artists, academics and others) to submit a portfolio and a project proposal.

Applications will be processed and selected by a committee based on project criteria and briefs that are aligned with the makerspace vision and capabilities. Proposals need to include details of the project’s purpose and outcomes emphasising on fabrication methods.

WHO

Artists, Designers, Creatives

 

PERIOD OF RESIDENCY

Min 2 Weeks / Max 4 Months

 

ALLOWANCE

€1200 / per month

 

TYPES OF PROJECTS

Concepts & ideas with the goal to create prototype(s) using the facilities of TMS, emphasis on digital fabrication

 

CRITERIA OF SELECTION

Aim & Innovation, Relatability to the activity of TMS, Feasibility & Uniqueness, Level of experimentation

The CYENS Thinker Maker Space is pleased to announce an open call for the Artist-in-Residence Program intended for creative individuals.

Aiming to become a creative and innovation hub in Nicosia’s historic centre, the Thinker Maker Space has utilised its Artist-in-Residence Program to expand the knowledge and services of the centre through skill sharing and collaboration.

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Resident artists enjoy full access to the makerspace facilities allowing experimentation with advanced fabrication techniques. They will also have the opportunity to present and exhibit their work at the end of the residency. Additionally, artists may co-organise and host a series of workshops and talks relating to their practice and area of expertise.

The makerspace residencies are hosted on a short-term basis ranging from 2 weeks and up to 5 months. The open-call invites individuals from the creative industry (creators, designers, visual artists, academics or others) to submit a portfolio and a project proposal.

Applications will be judged and selected by a committee based on project criteria and briefs that are aligned with the makerspace vision and capabilities. Proposals need to include details of the project’s purpose and outcomes emphasising on fabrication methods.

Open Call Announcement

APPLICATIONS

APPLICATIONS

spring round

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

THU 01.12.2022 | 03:00pm EET

Apply if you wish to complete
your
residency between the period
01.02.23 – 01.07.23

You can apply for a period of
minimum 2 weeks up to 4 months

fall round

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

THU 01.06.2023 | 03:00pm EEST

Apply if you wish to complete your
residency between the period
01.08.23 – 01.01.24

You can apply for a period of
minimum 2 weeks up to 4 months

 

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

spring round

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

THU 01.12.2022 | 03:00pm EET

Apply if you wish to complete
your
residency between the period
01.02.23 – 01.07.23

You can apply for a period of
minimum 2 weeks up to 4 months

fall round

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

THU 01.06.2023 | 03:00pm EEST

Apply if you wish to complete your
residency between the period
01.08.23 – 01.01.24

You can apply for a period of
minimum 2 weeks up to 4 months

 

APPLICATIONS
ARE NOW CLOSED

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

OUR VISION

CYENS Thinker Maker Space is a creative hub where art, science and technology coexist and unite. The space encourages technology led innovation, supporting new ideas and practices through experimentation and a multidisciplinary approach. The aim is to support collaborations and socially engaged activities that inspire, educate, train and inform.

MONTHLY STIPEND ALLOWANCE

The residency is supported with a monthly stipend allowance of €1,200 and may include (where applicable): 

  • International Travel Expenses
  • Expenses for mobility, accommodation and nutrition
  • Workshop expenses and materials
  • Remuneration
CAPABILITIES
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Traditional Making Processes
  • Electronics and Robotics
  • Photography & 3D Scanning
  • Workstations

FAQ

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM?

Anyone who is intended to work on a concept or an idea with the ultimate goal to create a prototype, using the Thinker Maker Space facilities. There is no restriction to the age or profession/discipline of the applicant(s).

WHAT IS THE SUGGESTED DURATION OF A RESIDENCY AT THE CYENS THINKER MAKER SPACE?

The Makerspace residencies are hosted on a short-term basis ranging from two weeks and up to four months. If you wish to come for less than a month, the stipend allowance will be calculated accordingly.

DOES A RESIDENT ARTIST NEED TO KNOW HOW TO USE THE EQUIPMENT WITHIN THE MAKERSPACE OR HAVE SPECIFIC SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE?

No, we have trained technicians that can give you an induction on the equipment and the operation of any machinery. Nevertheless, in the case you need to use specific software during your residency, it is necessary for you to know how to use it as our technicians can only guide you and not give a whole training.

WILL THE RESIDENT ARTIST RECEIVE GUIDANCE FROM THE MAKERSPACE TEAM DURING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT?

The makerspace technicians are always willing to help. You need to book a consultancy session with them if you need a guidance that will take longer than 20 minutes. The technicians cannot undertake any of the work of the resident artist. They can only guide and assist you without undertaking anything that has to do with the execution of the project.

IS THE STIPEND ALLOWANCE AVAILABLE FOR THE ENTIRE STAY, OR ONLY UP TO A CERTAIN NUMBER OF DAYS?

The allowance covers the entire period of the residency (payment each month).

WOULD YOU CONSIDER A PROJECT THAT WOULD NEED TO COLLABORATE WITH OTHER PARTIES (CREATIVE/MAKERS ACTORS BASED IN CYPRUS OR ABROAD)?

We are open to any type of collaborations.

IS THE USAGE OF THE FACILITIES FREE OF CHARGE OR WOULD WILL IT BE DEDUCTIBLE FROM THE 1200€/MONTHLY STIPEND ALLOWANCE?

Everything is free and you only pay for your materials. Your allowance usage is up to you.

IN WHICH LANGUAGE SHOULD THE APPLICATION BE COMPLETED?

The application should be in English.

IS THE RESIDENT ARTIST OBLIGATED TO USE THE MAKERSPACE FACILITIES DURING THE RESIDENCY PERIOD?

Yes, the program requires the resident artist to be present within the makerspace facilities at least 3 days a week. The facilities of TMS are closed for residents on Mondays. The Resident will have access to the workshops during opening hours only (8:30 to 15:30) except from public holidays.

IS THE €1200 STIPEND SEPARATE FROM ADDITIONAL SUPPORT TO PAY FOR TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION, FOOD, MATERIAL EXPENSES?

The stipend allowance is fixed at €1200 per month. We do not have additional funds for accommodation or travel.

WILL THE RESIDENCY BE CONDUCTED IN GREEK OR ENGLISH?

There is no restriction to this. The makerspace team are able to communicate in both Greek and English.

CAN MORE THAN ONE ARTISTS COLLABORATE WITHIN ONE PROPOSAL?

The maximum number of artists that can collaborate under the same project is two.

IN THE CASE THERE ARE TWO ARTISTS COLLABORATING, DO THEY EACH GET THEIR OWN BUDGET OR DO THEY SHARE ONE?

The residency allowance is €1200 per person per month. In the case of a collaboration, both artists need to be Physically present at the premises of TMS at least three times per week. If only one artist can be physically present, TMS will offer the amount of €1200 per month only to one person.