This is an awesome opportunity for anyone living in Ottawa. Artengine is going to have a critical blogging residency! Here's the deets:
"In our continuing effor to cultivate new perspectives on the media arts landscape, Vauge Terrain (Toronto) and Artengine (Ottawa) open the call for the 2011 Critical Blogging Residency. This residency is for an emerging critic or cultural journalist from the Ottawa-Gatineau area, who will pen a month cross-post for the Vague Terrain and Artengine blogs.
Conceived as a creative space for expression and research into culture and technology the content and direction will be developed in partnership with the editors of both publications. The resident will also travel to Montreal for the 2011 Elecktra Festival to post reviews and more from one of North America's premiere digital cultural events. The resident will also receive critical feedback and professional development through the Articulation series at The Ottawa Art Gallery.
Applicants must be based in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, and are requested to send a resume and letter of introduction. The letter of introduction can describe your interest in the electronic and media arts, what you would bring to the respective online publications or your involvement in previous online projects. Applicants must also submit at least two links to writings published online.
The successful applicant will receive a $1,200 stipend; one trip (Ottawa-Montreal) including travel, accomodations and per diem during the festival; and one festival pass to all Elecktra events. The resident will also receive workships from the Ottawa Art Gallery during their 2012 critical writing series Articulation."