The teams are augmented by dance and media students from Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK), who work alongside the professional artists, gaining valuable experience.
The first three Hacks have been hosted in the EduLAB and Dance Department at OAMK, with support from JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre, Finnish Cultural Foundation, BusinessOulu, Probot, Haltian, Delicode, Museum and Science Centre Luuppi, Playsign, smARTplaces – European audience development network, Berlin-based software company Troikatronix, eTOPIA – Spanish Art And Science Centre and Kulttuurivoimala – Culture Power Station. Some of the visiting artists have been supported by STEP travel grants from the ECF.
Oulu Dance Hack 19 was hosted at Citydance and Oulu Museum of Art as part of Lumo - Oulu Light Festival, with support from OAMK, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Greenled, C2 Smartlight, Flexbright, Business Oulu and Studio Siilo. Individual artists' travel was supported by Wales Arts International, i-Portunus and CINETic - International Centre for Research and Education in Innovative Creative Technologies, Bucharest.
Application details for OULU DANCE HACK 2020 will be announced in the Spring.
photo by Jorge Lizalde, Studio Cano