Cultural Test Tubes, for the conceptualisation, testing and production of culture.
The Test Tubes Project is a call for proposals for research and/or production projects presented by artists, collectives and creatives, to benefit from the use of spaces belonging to Murcia City Council’s Culture Department. Murcia City Council has a stable schedule of activities, but also wants to be open to opportunities for collaboration in projects that arise in its closest environment.
Murcia City Council wants to contribute to the consolidation and growth of Murcia's artistic and creative fabric. The call intends to collaborate in the production of artistic projects, developed in residencies of up to a maximum of 6 months.
Murcia City Council is looking for proposals from any artistic discipline (performing arts, music, visual/plastic arts, audiovisual projects, photography, literary and poetry projects, gastronomy, urban innovation, education and mediation, exhibitions, tradition and folklore, neigbourhood projects, technology and robotics, and any other creative manifestation conceivable and duly justified and explained in the proposal).
The residences will have a marked experimental character, accepting proposals (duly raised) in different stages of conceptualization and development, but their development during the requested period of stay being fundamental.
The Test Tubes Project revolves around innovation as a fundamental part of the selected proposals, but furthermore also strives to innovate and revolutionise the very concept of artistic residencies. To this purpose, Test Tube Projects intends to go beyond a simple place of creation, to become a permanent space of exhibition and dialogue, and therefore in stead of providing a work shop, conceives the space as a stage of constant showrooms, presentations, conferences and activities that artists and creatives generate in relation to their proposals, disseminating and sharing the projects from the offset, creating a space for cultural reflection and engagement until the final project is presented.
Murcia City Council will provide space, along with technical and human resources for each project, based on availability and schedule.In return, the artist or group agrees to carry out an activity based on the subject of their research or production during their residency or up to three months following it, as well as various recordings related to their residency for Murcia City Council’s digital platform.
This will generate an urban cultural center that will activate local networks of economic fabric and establish a permanent cultural network both within the city and between cities or "interurban", promoting culture as a means to improve local identity, economic development and the quality of the environment.