European Media Artists in Residence Exchange
The European Media Art Network (EMAN) was founded in 2007 by four key European media art institutions – IMPAKT (Holland), InterSpace (Bulgaria), VIVID (Great Britain) and Werkleitz (Germany) – with the support of the European Union’s Culture 2007 programme.
Within the framework of the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange programme (EMARE), this new network annually awards production grants to outstanding European media artists. EMAN furthermore serves for research into and the production, presentation and distribution of media art in Europe. The European Media Art Network provides residencies in England, Germany, Bulgaria and the Netherlands for European artists. EMARE residencies exist since 1995 and hosted 16 EMARE residency exchanges in the period 2008–2009 and showcased the results at .move – new european media art, an exhibition which took place at various venues from 9th to 25th October, 2009, in Halle (Saale), Germany. EMAN evolved out of the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange. Many different media labs have been members of EMARE since it was founded in 1995.