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Un-monument Call to Work: Augmented Reality Artist Workshop

Image credit: Elisa Hamilton, sketching using the Hoverlay app. during the pilot workshop in 2021

March 30 @ 12:00 pm April 16 @ 5:00 pm

Emerson Contemporary, is announcing an augmented reality artist workshop designed to support artists in gaining access to the skills and technology needed to either translate previous work, or create new work, in the medium of augmented reality (AR).

The workshop takes place 10 a.m. – 2:30pm, on five Saturdays: May 4- June 15, 2024. *no workshop on Memorial Day weekend.

The goal of the incubator is to provide training opportunities for artists who have traditionally faced an “access gap” due to the high start-up costs of these design tools and the cultural barriers within the new media art field, primarily affecting women, LGBTQ artists, Latinx, and BIPOC artists. The program provides a stipend, assistance with the production process, technology exploration and mentorship. In turn, by providing support and access, we aim to expand the demographics of artists working in AR. 

Ten artists from the greater Boston area will be invited to participate in this program. Each artist received a stipend of $750 to participate and to compensate for their time and energy and offset costs for transportation, child care, or lost work to remove an additional potential barrier to this resource.

Those interested can attend virtual Q&A sessions on April 2 at 6 p.m. or April 3 at 12 p.m. on Zoom.

The written question deadline is Tuesday, April 9 at 5 p.m. and the application closes April 16 at 5 p.m.

Information for the Q&A sessions and application can be found here.

This program is funded by an Un-monument: Transformative Public Art Grant from the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. This opportunity is open to all professional artists, including individuals, and artists who operate as for-profit businesses and nonprofits.