The UNESCO Creative City for Media Arts hosted this week a meeting of the European network EMAP - European Media Art Platform.

13 Jan. 2023
13 Jan. 2023

With the aim of promoting artistic creation and collaboration at a European level in the field of Media Art, EMAP - European Media Art Platform promotes a set of residencies for European artists working in the areas of digital art, media art, and bio-art. 

The gnration, in Braga, is the only national structure that integrates this network where the best institutions that work in this artistic field are found. Besides Braga's contemporary culture center, Ars Electronica (Austria), Antre Peaux (France), FACT Liverpool (United Kingdom), iMAL (Belgium), IMPAKT [Media Culture Center] (The Netherlands), Kersnikova Institute (Slovenia) are also part of this network, KONTEJNER | bureau for contemporary art practices (Croatia), LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Spain), M-Cult (Finland), NeMe Arts Center (Cyprus), Onassis Stegi (Greece), RIXC Center for New Media Culture (Latvia) and the WRO Art Center (Poland).

The EMAP meeting in Braga, which brought together about thirty representatives of these European cultural institutions, aimed to evaluate and select the winning projects for the next set of artist residencies, resulting from an open call that ended in November 2022. This jury also took the opportunity to get to know the work of gnration, Braga Media Arts, and the projects for the future of the creative city. 

In the last edition of the network's open call, the catalan artist Marc Vilanova was selected to develop an artistic proposal in Braga. The Catalan artist is currently in residence at gnration preparing an installation that will be presented in the coming months.  

EMAP - European Media Art Platform is a project co-funded by the European Union.