Open Call STEAM Residency

04.09.2020 |

In collaboration with the Finnish Institute, the City of Edinburgh and the City of Oulu in Finland have established the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics - STEAM- residency project in order to build greater international collaboration between the two cities and to to work with teachers in the development of artistic co-creation activities involving children and youth.

The STEAM residency represents a pilot to expand efforts supporting international co-creation in the fields of culture, arts and technology. This residency will select one Edinburgh-based teacher, one Oulu-based teacher, one Scottish artist and one Finnish artist. Once selected, this group of four professionals will be given resources to work together as a team to plan and implement STEAM activities with the schools of selected teachers.

This particular call is for interested artists of any genre resident in either Scotland or Finland with an interest in STEAM activities and international collaboration.

Expected STEAM activities can include, but are not limited to, art installations, performances or community-based art. However, all activities must include active co-creation participation with children and/or youth at the selected schools and/or wider community.

The residency will offer 2500 EUR grant payable to each artist for work time associated with the development of STEAM activities as well as flight and accommodation costs for two trips to the other country.

Applications should be submitted before the deadline of 21 September 2020. For full details of the application process see the Finnish Institute website.

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