PHxV2_ Digital Art Residency: Open Call

V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media, in cooperation with Pro Helvetia, is pleased to announce a new residency program to enable artists, designers and cultural practitioners working within the crossover space between art and technology to explore the notion of artificial inequality. The four-month hybrid residency will facilitate work by a maximum of four Swiss artists and/or designers. Each resident will receive a residency grant of CHF 9,000.

Jun 2022

Artificial inequality


The fading of the belief that purely technological solutions to big social and ecological problems exist is increasingly opening up a forum for developing alternative ideas about technological progress. This shift provides an opportunity to reflect on the imbalance between those who benefit from technological advances and those who pay the price for such “progress.” We consider art and design to be the experimental context in which this reflection should occur, as they offer us the imaginative scope to assess the impact of technological developments in a social context and to investigate radical alternatives. 

About the residency


We want to support projects that reflect on the question of who makes the decisions around artificial inequality, which politics drive it, and whether those politics can be changed in order to achieve greater social, climate and gender equality. The four-month hybrid residency will take place from September to December 2022 and start with two months of online collaboration, followed by two months of working in person at V2_. As the host of the residency, V2_ will provide the residents with production and curatorial support and a workspace with equipment in Rotterdam. Towards the end of the residency, an event will be held to introduce the participants and their works in progress to V2_’s local network of contacts. 

Who can apply?


Swiss artists, designers and cultural practitioners are eligible to apply. Applicants should be firmly embedded in the Swiss cultural scene and have Swiss nationality or permanent residence. Applicants with children can benefit from an additional CHF 1,000 per month to help cover child care in Rotterdam or Switzerland.



The CHF 9,000 residency grant covers two months of subsistence costs, travel and accommodation in Rotterdam. Payment will be made in two installments: 75% after signing the residency agreement and 25% after completing the residency. Award recipients are required to complete the four-month residency in full. 

How to apply 


To apply please visit this link. Your application should include: 

  • the application form, with personal details filled in and a link to your video.

  • your cover letter, in the form of a video*.

  • your CV.

  • your portfolio.

* Upload your video to a service such as YouTube or Vimeo. Note that YouTube allows you to make a video unlisted, meaning it cannot be found by anyone who does not know the URL. Vimeo allows you to set a password to restrict viewing of your work.



After an eligibility check, submissions will be reviewed based on their feasibility, originality, and relation to the call’s theme by a jury composed of Boris Debackere (V2_), Sieta van Horck (V2_) and Tobias Brenk (Pro Helvetia). An online interview may be part of the final selection process.

Notification: mid-July 2022.

For further information and questions please contact us at calls[at]v2.nl.


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