Year

2015

Summary

FUTURE ARTIST-MAKER LABS is a project which explores the potential for artists and creatives to experiment with digital fabrication in their artistic practice.

Lead Partner

The Nerve Centre (UK/N

Co-Partner(s)

ultralab S.L (ES); University of Limerick (IE).

Funding Strand

Smaller Scale Cooperation Projects

Community Grant

€200,000

Description

FUTURE ARTIST-MAKER LABS is a project which explores the potential for artists and creatives to experiment with digital fabrication in their artistic practice.

FUTURE ARTIST-MAKERS exhibition and event programme explores how today’s artist-makers are embracing the latest digital fabrication tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC routers, to imagine, design and create artworks that otherwise might not be possible.

FUTURE ARTIST-MAKERS also highlights how artist-makers from across Europe are critically engaging with the FabLab ethos of open-source design, creative collaboration and hardware hacking, and how the combination of ‘new machines, new materials and new networks’ are beginning to make their mark.

Testimonial from Irish Partner

Support from Creative Europe enabled the partners to deliver an exciting international programme of art-making, exhibition, training, and networking, including:

  • International artist residencies in Derry~Londonderry, Limerick and Madrid, involving artists Jim Ricks, Anne Tallentire, Varvara & Mar, Jiann Hughes, Delia Millan, who created a range of art works and installations
  • Development and production of Future Artist-Makers: The Exhibition, featuring 20 artists from across Europe
  • Increased FabLab access and skills training programmes for local artists, young people and students at the University of Limerick
  • Future Artist-Makers Symposia in Derry and Madrid

Partner organisations also developed additional capacity, with staff completing the Fab Diploma through the Fab Academy.

Creative Europe offered the partners a fantastic opportunity to develop new relationships across Europe and explore new ways of working and thinking about digital art-making.

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