Sound Art Lab (SAL) is a new centre for artistic development in sound located in the City of Sound, Struer in Denmark. We offer 2 residencies for each 3 months during 2021.
Sound Art Lab – background
SAL is a laboratory for sound art established by Struer Municipality. We are located in former B&O facility that is presently being renovated and designed to support artistic projects in sound across disciplines and formats.
Struer is the City of Sound, and sound is on the agenda all over the municipality. The town council in 2020 ratified a strategy for sound art “Art with Effect” that established the framework for a long-term engagement with sound art: in permanent public art works, in the sound art biennale Struer Tracks, in Sound Art Lab etc. At SAL we are interested in the various intersections between sound and art, and our goal is to sustain and develop the cross-disciplinary field of sound art on a national and international scale – while feeding artistic work and experience into local communities.
Our partners are Bang & Olufsen, Harman Lifestyle and Sound Hub Denmark, a sound technology and innovation growth hub. We also partner with Kunsthal Regelbau 411 and the sound art biennale Struer Tracks. All are based locally and offer network and expertise when relevant. Building on these partnerships Sound Art Lab is forming a profile as centre for artistic development in close proximity with technical expertise, design, innovation and business development.
SAL Residency 2021
The purpose of the SAL Residency Program is to facilitate artistic projects on a high level and to foster exchanges between local, national and international networks. For this particular call we are interested in projects that will contribute significantly to our professional environment in Sound Art Lab. We hope to welcome artists who can inspire us and help us develop SAL as a house in dialogue with local as well as international communities and building on local histories and mentalities. We are particularly interested in projects investigating the histories and developing the potentials of the SAL building, established in 1945 as HQ for Bang and Olufsen and its immediate surroundings.
We offer free accommodation at Sound Art Lab’s shared 210 M2 flat in central Struer. You will have your own room and share kitchen, living room, bathroom with other artists and guests (up to 5 simultaneous guests). There is a bicycle available.
Fees and support
SAL provides a honorarium of 5.000 EUR for the 3-month residency and one return journey to Struer.
More info: www.soundartlab.org/open-call
Application deadline: 6. June