EMAP annually awards production grants to outstanding European media artists and supports research, production, presentation and distribution of media art in Europe and beyond. The platform was founded in 2017 and offers grants in 11 member institutions: Ars Electronica Center (Linz, Austria), Bandits-Mages (Bourges, France), FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool, United Kingdom), IMPAKT (Utrecht, Netherlands), Kontejner (Zagreb, Croatia), LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón, Spain), m-cult (Helsinki, Finland) , Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens, Greece) RIXC (Riga, Latvia), WRO Art Center (Wroclaw, Poland), lead organisation: Werkleitz Centre for Media Art (Halle, Germany). The EMAP program is scheduled for the years 2017-2021 and is the largest international platform of artistic exchange and residency projects for media artists in Europe.

The basic purpose of the program is to enable European artists to collaborate on projects and consequently to create closer bonds between European media organisations. EMAP offers an opportunity to work within these bounds, as defined by the individual artists, which enables the latter to develop their own projects within a new context, and thereby give something back, in turn, to their host organization. This process of encouraging artists’ projects and building stronger links between media organizations is enhanced by the rapid development of network technologies and also reflects the moves towards integration taking place throughout Europe. The various new technologies now coming to the fore require a relatively high degree of know-how and, although each individual organization has its own unique set-up, facilities and staff, opportunities for the exchange of information and skills give a further boost to the programme.

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The Aims of EMAP/EMARE are:

  • to create a European network of collaborating media labs
  • to host and exchange Media Artists from all around Europe
  • to benefit from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • to benefit from different kinds of competence and knowledge
  • to benefit from different infrastructures
  • to benefit from different cultural platforms and markets
  • to launch collaborative projects or co-productions between different countries
  • to exchange also cultural programs and staff
  • to do joint applications, i.e. at Creative Europe
  • to issue joint calls for applications
  • to create a joint jury and deal with all applications
  • to ultimately respect each individual’s own decision regarding selection of artists

The last residency call within EMAP is open from 05. September 2019 until 09. December 2019 and covers two residency periods( 2020 and 2021). This means a total of 22 residency possibilities are covered! For more information please visit www.emare.eu
EMAP is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme. Creative Europe is the European Commission’s framework programme for support to the European audiovisual, cultural and creative sector. The different funding schemes encourage the audiovisual, cultural and creative players to operate across Europe, to reach new audiences and to develop the skills needed in the digital age. By helping European cultural and audiovisual works to reach audiences in other countries, the programme also contributes to safeguarding cultural and linguistic diversity.

Partner institutions

Onassis Stegi
Wro Center

EMAP is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

European Cooperations