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Apply now! The 4th Annual Critical Blogging Residency at Artengine

By Apartment613 on February 26, 2013

This year Apartment613 and Artengine continue our endeavor to foster new perspectives on the media arts landscape with an open call for the 2013 Critical Blogging Residency.

This residency is for an art critic or cultural journalist from the Ottawa-Gatineau area, who will cross post thought-provoking dialogues on the Artengine and Apartment613 blogs throughout the year.

Conceived as a creative space for expression and research into culture, technology and social engagement, the content and direction will be developed in consultation with the Artistic Director of Artengine.

The residency begins with a research trip to Montréal to attend and review the 2013 Elektra Festival, one of North America’s premiere digital culture events.

The resident will also receive critical feedback and professional development through the Articulation series at the Ottawa Art Gallery.

Applicants must be based in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, and are requested to send a resume and letter of introduction. The letter of introduction should describe your interest in electronic and media arts, what you would bring to Apartment613 and Artengine, and your involvement in previous online projects. Additionally, applicants must submit at least two links to writings published online.

The successful applicant will receive a $1,800.00 honorarium over the course of the residency; one trip (Ottawa-Montreal) to the 2013 Elektra festival (including travel, accommodation, per diem, and one festival pass to all Elektra 2013 events); and attend a critical art writing workshop from the Ottawa Art Gallery during “Articulation.”

Applicants must be available for travel to Montréal for the Elektra Festival from May 1-6, 2013.

Please submit letters and CV in PDF form to

The deadline for submission is Friday March 22, 2013.
The successful applicant will be notified by Monday April 1, 2013.

For further information please contact either:
Moonsun Choi, Operations Manager at Artengine operations[a]
Diane Bond, Visual Art Editor at Apartment613 apartment613[a]

About Artengine

Artengine is an Ottawa-based collective of artists, technologists and interested members of the general public with strong ties to the local, national and international community of technologically-based artists.

Our mission at Artengine is to drive your creativity.

Our vision is to connect artists, art audiences and the general public locally, nationally and internationally.

We aim to be a highly flexible organization that leverages strategic partnerships to produce ambitious public projects with an international reach, reputation and contribution, combined with responsive, short term programming and the capacity to incubate new artistic ideas and trends through their natural life cycles.

We value democratic access to our facilities and know-how as well as to our organization as a whole. We also value and facilitate connections between artists and members of the general public with an interest in technology.

About Apartment613

Apartment613 is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of promoting arts, culture and civic engagement in the National Capital Region. engages with Ottawans online by organizing, collaborating on, previewing and reviewing arts and culture events in our city. A completely volunteer-run organization, our vision is to help create a city recognized for its vibrant and innovative culture.

As a website, leverages the passion of community volunteers to produce professional media content. The blog provides an outlet for the promotion and publicity of Ottawa artists and events, and is a place where readers can engage on topics of community interest. Volunteer editors work with bloggers on stories to help them grow into cultural critics, journalists, reviewers and photographers of Ottawa’s cultural and political scene.