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9 February

Call for projects, college degree, « Arts & Technologies » – Maintenant Festival 2016

Create an innovative project linking art and new technologies!

The Electroni[k] organisation launches a call for projects to students for the 2016 edition of the Maintenant festival that will take place in October 2016 in Rennes ; it consists in an installation and a performance evolving around the theme « Arts & Technologies ».

Since 2001, the Electroni[k] organisation has been exploring cross-fields, pushing borders, breaking the rules of artistic propositions and locations to link creations and audience. Electroni[k] focuses on opening emerging cultures to the publics, particularly innovative and pluri-disciplinary projects : contemporary art, graphic design, digital art, electronic, contemporary or electro-acoustic music for instance. Every year, Electroni[k] invites various artists for Maintenant festival to present exhibitions, installations, interactive setups, concerts, performa,ces, work shops, conferences… and works with 60 artists or collective from the Rennes area, Brittany but also on a national and international scale.

Maintenant is a hybrid festival, a pluri-disciplinary event that links ambitious artistic propositions and curious publics around « Arts, Music and Technologies ». Maintenant has been thought as a snapshot of the contemporary artistic creation ; a poetic exploration of the city guided by innovative experiences, accessible to everyone in the public space and more than 25 different locations in Rennes.

Numerous students and young artists have already presented their projects in the frame of the previous editions, some come on board!


_ Use or hijack a technology or software (Arduino, Processing, Ableton Live…)
_ Studying in Europe in 2015 / 2016
_ Matters : graphic design, design, cinema, video, sound creation, contemporary music, electronic music, literature…
_ Format : artistic and/or interactive installation, immersive project, augmented reality device, short performance, scenic device…

Presentation length : 7 days
Budget, including material and salary : 1200€

Average length : 20 minutes
Budget, including material and salary : 500€

Electroni[k] and its partners will supply a logistic support and a follow-up during the production. Picked-up projects by our selection committee will be presented during Maintenant 2016. If selected, creators have to make themselves available during the Maintenant festival 2016, and during some time ahead the final touch. Students will also be invited to take part of the second edition of Demain meetings organised in the frame of the festival Maintenant to introduce their projects.


2015 winning projects:

> Barnabé: An animated performance proposed by Joséphine Herbelin, who studies illustration at the Ecole Estienne. « A story written in real time thanks to the public, a game created with the andience that combines animated and illustrated sequences. »

> Spirodraw: « A participative installation that enable people to draw with their voice », created by Romain Coulon (design student at EESAB-site de Rennes) and Baptiste La Barbe (who prepares a Master’s degree in Art and Digital Technologies at the University of Rennes 2)

Keys words for the projects selection:

Technical and budget workability – artistic crossing – experimentation – collaboration – innovation – technology – interaction – participation

How to apply?

Send an e-mail to with a file including:
– an explaining note presenting the projects (1 or 2 pages)
– artworks (sketch, drawing, photos…)
– material needs (production budget, riders…)
– contacts (name, telephone, e-mail of each participants)
– schools name
– every other features helping with the understanding of the project

Accepted formats are word, pdf, jpeg. The closing date for application is 15 March 2016.
The results of the selection will be announced in March 2016.

Barnabé © Joséphine Herbelin
Spirodraw © Romain Coulon, Baptiste La Barbe

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