Open Call: Digital AIR virtual residency

Deadline: 2 Oct, 2022
Residency period: Oct-Dec, 2022
Residency duration: 2 months
The Digital AIR programme was created by the Center for Creative Industries Fabrika together with the APXIV art group in the first post-pandemic year when the general situation of lockdown and cultural tightness made it obvious that artists can no longer develop their practice and engage in international dialogue as before.

Since February 2022, the issue of cultural interaction has ceased to be the main agenda. The common discussion "how to work together?" was complemented by questions about the ethics of continuing one's own activity and possible means of articulating one's position in the language of art.

The organisers invite artists to take part in the Digital AIR in order to create a discursive platform and community built on mutual respect and interest in the digital practices of contemporary art. As part of a two-month residency, artists will get acquainted with the process of working on the 8XR platform, work with the technical team (, each other and the curator of the residency in order to present a virtual art project in December 2022, both online and on the territory of Fabrika.

The work of the artists will be based on the "building a common" principle and will consist of a series of thematic and curatorial zoom meetings, during which participants will discuss the theme of the residency and the projects that they want to implement.

Also, meetings with the technical team of the 8XR platform will be organized for the participants, where everyone can get technical support on the implementation of their project in the digital universe. Each participant of the residence will have administrative access to the platform for all two months.

Fabrika's Digital AIR platform (8XR) consists of three main exhibition spaces that were transformed from the physical space at the actual cultural center to the digital art studios.

More details at CCI Fabrika's website.


For residents, a budget for the production of virtual work (creation of a three-dimensional object/budget for assets) and a small fee are assumed.