Open Call for Emerging Womxn Artists using New Media and VR

The Residency Lab is a digital residency opened to self-identified women artists, working in any new media discipline and virtual reality, challenging, exploring and engaging on feminism and intersectionality, the embodiment and transhumanism, the digital identity and a/sexuality.

The Residency Lab is also a springboard to create a new project and to test new practices.

How does it work?

Agora Digital Art will support and facilitate your creative process for the entire journey, with your designated curator.

What we offer today is curatorial support, plus networking opportunities. We also develop your residency page, produce a talk and do a “studio visit” after the residency. Plus, we do a social media boost.

Permanent Exhibition (in the future)

The objective of the residency is to start or to continue a project, in view to exhibit one artwork in the future permanent virtual exhibition venue. We are enquiring about some support and call for donation.

Agora Digital Art will produce a permanent virtual exhibition and all the related content: artist page, interview, talk and live “Studio Visit”. And, as a final boost Agora Digital Art creates a massive social media promotion campaign for you.

Digital Art Residency Lab

Periods starting in 2021:  July opened

Application deadline:  27 Jun 2021 

Duration: one month

Outputs: a virtual exhibition, your Artist page, Interview or article, Agora Talk and social media promotion campaign. 

About you

  1. You are a self-identifying woman or non-binary digital artist (She/Her/Their) or in a group including 50% women artists.
  2. You have easy access to Internet.
  3. You are aged between 23 to 40 years old during your residency.
  4. You do speak well enough in English.
  5. You are committed to dedicating time and research during your residency.
  6. You are willing to document your residency in a Live “Studio Visit” in a 121 zoom.
  7. You are available for any content Agora will produce about you: interview, podcast or talk.
  8. Please prepare: 200-word max biography, 300-word Artist Statement, 500-word Project Proposal, plus social media and your website link.

The artists hold the full intellectual property rights and control of the final piece they create. 



Is the Residency Lab paid? Since we are a young organisation, unfortunately, the Residency Lab is unpaid. We need to find a sponsor – hopefully soon. But Agora Digital Art does a lot of marketing promotion on- and off-line.

Who will be my curator? Agora Digital Art is a volunteer-based organisation, it will depend on the curators’ team availability and interest.

I have no project idea, can I apply? The Residency Lab is to help you to test new things. So, it’s better to start with a clear basis because one month is not that long to produce new artworks – depending on what you want to achieve.

I’m not in the age range, can I apply? Sorry, but you should be confirmed 23 to 40 years old during your residency. If you’re too young or old, wait for the second half open call.

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