Open Call

Call for Artist Residencies: Soft Data and Common Wares

Studio Tilt

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Seattle, United States


- Artists, designers, performers, creative researchers. - Open to both local and international applicants. - Depending on the country, the artist is in charge of applying for their Visa. The University of Washington will provide a letter of invitation that can act as a sponsorship for a J-1 Visa. — HOW TO APPLY — ‍ Please submit (use this link: ): - A proposal for the project (max 1000 words, and feel free to include sketches or diagrams for visual support). The proposal should include a description, project objectives, technical needs, materials envisioned. - A rough timeline of how you plan to spend your 4 weeks of residency. - A CV. - A link to your portfolio

Number of Participants

We will select two artists in residence.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 01, 2024 - June 30, 2024


  • $2,650.00 travel budget
  • $3,000.00 stipend (one-time)


Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab, Gallery, Installation Space, Large Format Printers, Library, Print Shop, Sculpture Facility, Shared Studio, Wood Shop


No meals

Public Programs

Critique, Demo Day, Exhibition, Online Exhibition, Publication, Schools, Visiting Professionals


Artificial Intelligence, Design, Digital Media, Fiber Arts, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Performance Art, Research, Sound Art, Tech, Textile, Wearable Technology


English, French, Greek, Spanish

Program Description

‘Soft Data and Common Wares’ is an ongoing interdisciplinary collaboration between the DXARTS Softlab (e-textiles and wearable technology lab run by Afroditi Psarra in DXARTS) and Studio Tilt (interaction design research studio run by Audrey Desjardins in Design). The collaboration probes the connections between working with data-driven approaches and crafting physical artifacts, and examines the intimate spaces of the home and the body. We invite artists to join us in our conversations on diverse topics such as: the non-neutrality of data, algorithmic bias, digital labor, the invisible infrastructures of data collection, gender and the body, networks, methods, sonic technologies, interpretative nature of data, and earth + space + body. The goal is to create connections (between people, projects, and spaces) and build a vocabulary of commons. We envision projects that explore the creation of artifacts, materials and processes of any medium (multidisciplinary practices encouraged).

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