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The European Media Art Network (EMAN) is a network of European media art laboratories. EMAN offers possibilities to research, produce, present and distribute media art in Europe and is the continuation of the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange Programme (EMARE) which has been initiated by Werkleitz in 1995. Over the past 18 years more than 150 artists have been commissioned through EMAN/EMARE. 

EMAN at the moment consists of four partners:

For EMARE MEX and .move forward EMAN cooperates with the following media art institutions in Mexico:

Bandits-Mages (FR)

Since 1991 BANDITS-MAGES, located in Bourges, France, supports the creation and research in the field of moving image and media arts. The heart of the association is the production and dissemination of film and video as well as sound art and multimedia objects. Its action therefore focuses on three main tasks: artistic production, dissemination of works and raise of awareness. Bandits-Mages offers artists a space of aesthetic freedom and research: a scalable and high-performance multimedia studio, a place of production and exhibition “The Haïdouc” and a residence venue in the city centre. Bandits-Mages presents audiovisual and multimedia art throughout the year in the form of screenings, lectures, discussions as platforms for developing particular questions. Bandits-Mages organises public visual arts training and workshops in relation with audiovisual and multi media via ZAAP (Zône d'activités artistiques et pédagogiques). Since 1992 Bandits-Mages organises a biennial international festival; in this meeting professional seminars are held about issues related to the production process as well as the distribution of certain works at the crossroads of art and films. 

Centro de Arte y Nuevas Tecnologías (CANTE) (MX)

The mission of CANTE is to promote, strengthen and encourage the initiation, professionalization, specialization, research and dissemination of art in Mexico, through a transdisciplinary educational training programme that links artistic production and the updating of contemporary models of education, with high impact on the cultural spaces of the Mexican State. CANTE’s vision is to be a space dedicated to support, enrich and renew continually the educational offer in the field of art education in Mexico. The center in San Luis Potosí is a place to articulate networks and programmes of cooperation between different academic and artistic institutions at regional, national and international levels.

Centro Multimedia del Centro Nacional de las Artes (CMM) (MX)

Centro Multimedia (CMM) is a media art center in Mexico City dedicated to the experimentation, research, training and dissemination of artistic and cultural practices related with electronic media since almost 18 years. It has six workshops or laboratories: working facilities for interactive systems, digital graphics, audio, virtual reality, moving image and robotics/electronic interfaces. Within this framework, CMM established a media lab for the development of projects requiring a transdisciplinary process for the production of these.

The center offers to an increasingly wide community of artists and researchers an annual programme of residencies which supports the production of electronic arts projects. Currently the training programme offered to the community comprises of complementary and concentration courses for the students of different schools located in the Centro Nacional de las Artes and academic outreach courses aimed at a general artistic youth and children community, all taught by recognized experts from both Mexico and abroad. In addition CMM hosts an ongoing series of forums, seminars and conferences that encourages the reflection of issues related with art, science and technology.

In order to exhibit and promote the projects of its community and to share experiences in the field of creation through new media, the media center also hosts an exhibition programme and national and international events.

Festival Internacional de Artes Electrónicas y Video Transitio_MX

The International Festival of Electronic Arts and Video Transitio_MX is the most important platform for the expression and analysis of contemporary practices that involve the use of electronic media and digital culture in Mexico. This festival takes place biennially and it comprises three main activities: a symposium, an exhibition and an award.

In order to guarantee the continuity and an organic and plural evolution of the festival, a cooperative mode of operation has been established. The board for planning and evaluating the festival was formed in 2004 and incorporates indepentent artists, managers, and staff members of the Centro Nacional de las Artes, the institution that holds and organizes the festival with the support of the Centro Multimedia.

Since its first edition in 2005, the Festival of Electronic Arts and Video Transitio_MX has opened a process towards the reflexion and management of video and electronic arts through a theoretical, critical, and practical approach. 

Impakt (NL)

Impakt (Utrecht, NL) presents critical and creative views on contemporary media culture and innovative audiovisual arts in an interdisciplinary context. To this end Impakt organises the annual Impakt Festival, this year taking place from 24–28 October 2012. Next to this year-round Impakt Events are arranged: short projects or screenings centering a certain theme, movement, or artist. Impakt also launches annual net art projects on the web gallery – Impakt Online (archive of former years on and runs Impakt Works: the production house and residency programme for artists and curators. Raising Impakt is the educational programme for schoolkids and students.

Werkleitz – Centre for Media Art (DE)

The Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V. was founded in 1993 as a non-profit association for the realisation and advancement of film, art and media projects in the village of Werkleitz on the Saale, establishing the Centre for Media Arts Sachsen-Anhalt as well as the internationally known Werkleitz Biennale there. The Werkleitz Biennale received the 2002 International Art Critics’ Award. Werkleitz moved to Halle (Saale) in 2004 and has realised the annual Werkleitz Festival since 2008 in cooperation with national and international partners.

With its media lab, Werkleitz successfully promotes the production of audiovisual artworks, which have won over 35 international prizes to date. Werkleitz organizes the Professional Media Master Class for young media artists in Central Germany since 2011.

Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) (UK)

The Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) is the UK’s leading media arts centre, based in Liverpool. The award-winning FACT building houses three galleries (showing four exhibitions per year), a café, bar and four cinema screens, run by Picturehouse and showing the best in independent and mainstream film. FACT also runs its own film programmes, focusing on classic and art house.

Since the organisation was founded in 1988, it has commissioned and presented over 250 new media and digital artworks from artists including Pipilotti Rist, Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Isaac Julien.

The Engagement and Learning programmes of FACT offer a range of opportunities for people to get involved with creative technology and digital projects, and its Research team works with partners across the creative industries, health, high education and arts sectors to develop innovative projects. FACT is a member of LARC, a partnership of eight of Liverpool’s leading cultural organisations set up to help ensure that the cultural sector plays a significant role in the regeneration of the Liverpool City Region.