ASMbly (Artist/ Scientist/ Maker) Lab. Call for Lab Participants.

Deadline: 30/06/2017  |  Venue: Leeds City Centre  |  City: Leeds  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  The Superposition

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The Superposition is a self-organising network of artists, scientists, and makers in Leeds and one of the most productive and connected groups in the North of England. ASMbly is a pop-up studio/laboratory/workshop in the city centre, facilitating cross-disciplinary collaboration between artists, scientists and makers. Being open to the public provides a range of crucial engagement opportunities with audiences through collaborative processes, such as touring pieces/ group visits, talks, hands-on experiences and activities.

ASMbly (A(rt)S(cience)M(aker)bly) Lab  is our annual pop-up studio/laboratory/workshop in Leeds city centre, facilitating cross-disciplinary collaboration between artists, scientists and makers. ASMbly 2017 runs from Wednesday 26th July to Sunday 6th August.

The Lab is open to the public and this provides a range of crucial engagement opportunities with audiences while enabling collaborations to develop with other Lab participants. Previous ASMblys have led to the touring of SciArtworks across Europe to festivals such as Ars Electronica or to works becoming permanent installations at research facilities such as DESY Synchrotron in Hamburg.

To increase our critical audience engagement, this year we are designing an exciting programme of talks, critiques, exhibitions, workshops and hands on visitor activities.

Participation in the Lab is free and is a unique opportunity for three reasons. Firstly, it is a chance to make and experiment in an environment that fosters collaboration between Artists, Scientists and Makers/ Technologists that is non–hierarchical and where the main concern is the making of interesting and/or beautiful objects, experiments and artworks. Secondly, it is an opportunity to explore areas of research interest with people who share similar concerns but come from different backgrounds. Thirdly it is chance to develop new works or collaborations or test or develop/ refine existing works in a supportive and skill sharing environment.

ASMbly 2017 is proudly supported by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts and Leeds BID

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Anyone. The Superposition is an open organisation and we are looking for potential collaborators from different professional fields, at all points in their careers and different levels of professionalism.
When is the deadline?
27/06/2017 at 23.59
How many works can I submit?
You can propose as many ideas/ proposals as you think you can manage during the residency but be realistic as to what you can and want to achieve on the Lab.
When is the delivery date?
ASMbly 2017 runs from Wednesday 26th July to Sunday 6th August. (Setup is on 24th and 25th however attendance on these days is not mandatory)
When do I need to collect my work?
Sunday 6th August or Monday 7th
How much does it cost?
ASMbly is free.
Are there payments to artists?
The Superposition is run on a voluntary basis. As such space in the lab and facilitation is free. There are paid opportunities for front of house work, workshops and talks/ performances. See applications for Workshop at
Is there a private view / opening?
Yes an opening and closing events the evening of Wednesday 26th July and Saturday 6th August
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Access to the lab will be 10am-6pm Monday to Saturday, 11-4pm Sundays. (extra access can be arranged in advanced if required)
Does the location have disabled access?
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Do I need to be present?
Yes unless you are collaborating at a distance with a partner.
Where will my venue be listed?
Local press, list serves and social media
How do you decide on proposals?
By committee of current members and if we can find you potent collaborators
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be contacted for further discussion of your needs and suitability.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
Artworks/ experiments/ games that resound to scientific ideas or the influences of technologies (new and old)
What are the selection criteria?
Wether we think you and your will be a good fit for the collaborative and ambitous ethos of The Superposition.

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