THIS CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS OPEN TO:
- Artists from Quebec, ideally able to free up one week a month;
- Professional status;
- Primarily from the following disciplines: visual arts, media arts, digital arts (applications from other disciplines will be considered);
- Interest or experience in cross-sector collaboration;
- Comfortable with research, co-creation and co-development approaches;
- Interest in the arts and legal issues.
Questions of intellectual property in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are regularly on the agenda, and the issues they raise are taking on ever greater proportions. For example, should the intellectual property system be adapted to machine-generated works? What role can blockchain play in intellectual property issues? How do data protection issues fit into this context? Furthermore, in an artistic context, who – or what – creates and signs these works? Can we speak of co-creation with the machine? Is the algorithm just a tool? A material perhaps? These are just a few of the questions that can fuel a debate that is now essential to the cultural world.
As part of our research residency program Interface : art-science en milieu universitaire in association with the Université de Sherbrooke, the selected artist will work in close collaboration with Professor Anne-Sophie Hulin, holder of the Social Justice and Artificial Intelligence Research Chair at the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Law. Sporobole invites artists interested in the legal and ethical issues surrounding AI to propose a research project for this residency. The one-year residency will take place one week per month between January 2024 and December 2024. The schedule for the residency periods are flexible.
- Residency fee: $875/week of residency, for a total of $10,500;
- Prototyping and production budget of $5,000;
- Travel expenses are covered by Sporobole up to a maximum of $2,000;
- Accommodation in one of Sporobole’s residences;
- Access to Sporobole’s production facilities and equipment.
- Access to a work office at the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Law;
- Access to the services of a research assistant;
- Access to the University’s library, archival and documentary resources;
- The assignment of a professorial resource to put the artist in contact with researchers at the Faculty of Law;
- Providing a space and contributing to the organization of an exhibition of the artist’s work;
- Managing and financing the publication of an exhibition catalogue of the artist’s work;
- The publication of a scientific report on the collaboration between the artist and one or more law school professors;
- Mobilization of the University’s communications department.