Remote_CTRL R&D Residency

Remote_CTRL is a new research and development residency. We’re inviting five Disabled creatives to spend the summer of 2021 making new work, exploring and expanding their creative practice with the use of MiMU Gloves.

MiMU Gloves are a wearable motion-based controller / musical instrument. As a new and evolving technology, there is massive scope for innovation in how the gloves can be used, and we’re excited to see how resident artists take their gloves in new directions during their residencies.

We are looking for a group of creatives working in or across music, sound art, visual art, performance, augmented or mixed reality, or any other media, who are enthusiastic and curious about integrating the MiMU Gloves into their practice.

Remote_CTRL will provide each artist their own pair of MiMU Gloves (and software) to keep, and will host a series of talks and workshops with industry innovators, one-to-one technical support and creative mentoring, access support, and opportunities to publicly share their work in progress.

Residents will also be invited to collaborate on a research study, developed in partnership with MiMU and University of the West England (UWE Bristol), to document the project and expand on existing knowledge about MiMU Gloves and their use.

As a remote residency, all group work and events will take place online.

The residency is open to artists who self-identify as Disabled, and our approach is informed by the social model of Disability with an understanding of intersectionality. We strongly encourage applications from women and non-binary people, Black people and people of colour, and people from working-class or lower income backgrounds. Artists may be at any stage in their career, and must be over the age of 18, and based in the UK.

Remote_CTRL Residency is a collaboration between MiMU Gloves and filmpro, with support from PRS Foundation’s Open Fund, Arts Council England, UWE Bristol, Pervasive Media Studio, and Ableton.

Key dates

  • Open Call apply before 11pm 7th June 2021
  • Selected artists will be informed by 11th June 2021
  • Residency runs 1st July – 30th September 2021, and includes:

Group workshops on alternating Saturdays
1-1 creative and tech support as required, and as per availability
Pervasive Media Studio Lunchtime Talk 24th September 2021
Closing events late September 2021
Research analysis and evaluation sessions

Artist fee

  • Artist stipend: £2,000
  • Equipment budget: £500
  • There is a limited budget available to contribute towards artists’ access costs throughout the residency.


Resident artists will be selected by a panel of Disabled and non-disabled artists and technologists.

More info and application procedure here

Deadline: 07/06/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: Etc/GMT+12)

Exhibition Opportunity, Opportunities
Apply until 01/11/2021

Competition, Opportunities
Apply until 31/10/2021

Exhibition Opportunity, Opportunities
Apply until 31/10/2021