MAP mima workshops and residencies

MAP mima workshops

MAP mima is a place for experimentation, skill building and creation. Each year we offer workshops, residencies and commission artworks.

MAP mima Summer Commission 2024

We are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for immersive projection artworks that engage with the Cube and create unique experiences for audiences.

Artists can apply with exhibition-ready projects or proposals to develop work. We are interested in artists who wish to extend their practice by gaining skills with projection, light and sound installation.

Artists are invited to express interest by submitting a brief concept statement about the immersive piece and how it will engage with the Cube space, and examples of previous work and experience.

Refer to the EOI for further information.

EOI closes: 4 June 2024

The MAP mima Summer Commission is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW and Lake Macquarie City Council.

EOI-MAP-mima-Summer-Commission-2024-V1.pdf(PDF, 1MB)

Apply now

MAP mima Artist Residency

Residencies at MAP mima provide an opportunity for artists to develop and present new work.

Artists in Residence focus on creating video work for The Cube at MAP mima – a four-metre-tall and 36-metre-long 360-degree wrap around digital canvas, powered by eight projectors using Resolume mapping software. They are also encouraged and supported to create works for other spaces within MAP mima, including The Node, a video projection space; The North Wall, which features a six-channel responsive soundscape; and the Discovery Ports, a series of illuminated niches in the walls of the foyer for display of small works.

Artists present the works created as part of the residency or deliver workshop projects with the public. 

Previous residencies

  • Wanjun Carpenter: Cathode Dream
  • Jen Valender: Broken Chord

MAP mima Commissions

Each year MAP mima commission new artwork for the 360-degree projection space through an open call. Proposed projects can utilise the entire venue or be screened based works.

Previous commissions

  • Plugin Human: Emerge
  • Hannah Bronte: Motherload
  • Lottie Consalvo and Sarah Mosca: Anthology of the Wind
  • James Price: WildLife
  • Alyson Bell: Untethered

360 Projection Masterclass

Projection art gurus illuminart will help bring your creative ideas into a 360-degree projected image environment. This five-day intensive masterclass is aimed at artists working with video and moving imagery.

For the 2022 Masterclass, three local artists and three artists from around Australia were supported to develop their practices and create new digital works. 

Stay tuned for the next open call. 

The Virtual Landscape – Augmented Reality

The Virtual Landscape enables you to explore digital artworks that are tethered to five locations around the building. Search for QR codes around MAP mima to find artworks created through a series of workshops and projects in collaboration with VEARA.

To contribute to the MAP mima Virtual Landscape please send a PDF of up to three pages with your artist bio, proposed project and links to [email protected] with ‘Virtual Landscape’ in the subject line.

Jen Valender - MAP mima - Virtual Reality

MAP mima callout for bands and DJs

MAP mima is seeking expressions of interest from local musicians, bands, and DJs to get involved in our programs and events.

To submit your interest contact [email protected]

These programs have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

We continue to seek funding to support artists to develop and create new work. Please contact the MAP mima team at [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities.

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