[Consortium] Libre software audio residency in the UK

Daniel James daniel at linuxaudio.org
Thu Jan 27 05:30:06 EST 2005


OSAudio residency

[Audio artist/producer/composer in residence at Access Space, April 

Deadline for applications: 4th Feb 2005
Decision made and applicants informed mid Feb 2005.
Fee: £3500 sterling (approx 5000 Euros @ 6th Jan 2005)

Access Space, Sheffield's lowtech digital arts organisation, is 
currently calling for applications for a month-long, audio residency.

Access Space is a free media lab in Sheffield's Cultural Industries 
Quarter, offering open access to people with a range of knowledge and 
experience of technology. We are looking for an artist to develop 
their project using the recycled/reclaimed "redundant" technology and 
open-source software available in Access Space.

The aims of the residency are:
1] To offer an artist/producer/composer the chance to develop ideas 
using only open-source software (on the Linux operating system) in a 
supportive environment.
2] To offer the users of Access Space an introduction to the creative 
process of making new work.
3] To produce a finished piece of work (see below for further 

The Residency:
The OSAudio residency will take place in April 2005 (exact times/dates 
to be agreed). The successful applicant will get the opportunity to 
work for one month (or 20-day equivalent) in Access Space's open 
environment, with a degree of technical support and advice available 
from Access Space staff. As part of the residency, the artist will 
run 2 workshop sessions relating to the work involved in their 
residency, and an informal presentation for Access Space participants 
and members of the public. The resident will also document their 
residency in the form of an online diary.

Available software includes the Planet CCRMA software, with PD, 
Rosegarden, Ardour, Jack, Audacity, Supercollider Server etc etc. 
Applicants should consider that part of Access Space's ethos is to 
only use recycled/donated hardware. Therefore, the available hardware 
is a P3 800Mhz machine with Sound Blaster sound card. The majority of 
the work-time will be monitored using headphones, due to Access Space 
being a publicly accessible project.

The Work:
We hope to encourage a broad range of applications covering all types 
of audio production, be they electronica, sound art, or more 
traditional recording practices using open-source software. Proposals 
can be to produce one or more specific audio works, or for 
development of patches, code or software. However, the resident 
should aim to have a completed product within the duration of the 
residency. The finished work will then be available for download from 
the internet.

The Fee:
A fee of £3,500 will be offered to the successful applicant, subject 
to the successful completion of the residency. A small contribution 
towards travel and accommodation expenses may be available where 

How to submit your proposal:
Please email or post us a proposal, of not more than 2 sides of A4 
plus your CV, including details of your experience of working with 
open-source music software, your reason for applying, the starting 
point/s for your project and how you would approach the commission.

Access Space welcomes applications from all sectors of the community 
irrespective of age, disability, race, religion, gender or sexual 

Please address the following points in your application:
1 - what form the finished work would take.
2 - how you propose to engage with the participants at Access Space.
3 - how much technical support would you need.
4 - how feasible is your project in the time available.
5 - what makes using open-source software particularly appropriate for 
your project?

For more information, questions regarding hard/software, or to mail 
your proposal:
Access Space
1a Sidney Street
S1 4RG

0114 2495522
access at access-space.org

Access Space is UK registered charity no: 1103837

Access Space gratefully acknowledges financial support from the PRS 
Foundation, Arts Council England (Yorkshire), and Digital South 

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