German, English
3 parts throughout the year
Paid by host:

The selected artist wins a residency consisting of €15,500 artist fee and production cost*. The fee structure is:

  • €3,000 artist fee
  • €10,000 production costs for which a proposal is required.
  • Up to €2,500 travel, accommodation and subsistence, including: travels to scientific partner, 1 travel to Ars Electronica as well as accommodation in Linz for 4-6 weeks
  • Support from Ars Electronica staff and Ars Electronica Festival.

*In case the winning party is an artist duo or artist group the artist fee, production costs as well as travel and accommodation costs need to be split between the members.

Application guidelines:
  • To participate in the ArtScience Residency Program, one must register online and submit all mandatory information online. The submission has to be made in English. The invited call is open for artists (above the age of 18) from all countries in Eastern and South Eastern Europe (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine).
  • Originality: The proposal needs to be for original work that demonstrably breaks new ground. That said, the proposed work can be entirely new, or can be an extension of an ongoing body of work. An entry confirmation will be sent out via e-mail as soon as all required documentation has been received.
  • A submission is complete and formally entered in the competition only if all information has been entered online and the submission has been finalized online. Employees of Ars Electronica Linz GmbH & Co KG, Art Collection Deutsche Telekom and staff members of organizations related to the call, as well as the competition’s jurors are ineligible to participate.

The submission should be sent via email to the following address [email protected]

The following documents are required:

  • A short personal testimony video in which the artist explains why they are applying for the residency (Up to 1 min.)
  • A description about the artistic work to be researched on (including definition of artistic and scientific question)
  • A brief description of the artist’s expectations concerning the collaboration with the scientists and experts on site and the resources provided.
  • A draft production plan for the artistic research and realisation of a prototype providing a timeline and cost estimation.
  • A CV and portfolio which showcases selected work of the artist
  • A signed copy of the entry form

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Ars Electronica Center

Ars Electronica Center

ArtScience Residency Program

In keeping with the focus of Art Collection Deutsche Telekom on contemporary art from Eastern Europe, the new residency will be dedicated to artists from / or who stand in relation to this region, who work at the interface between art, technology and science and who are particularly interested in researching the social impact of technological developments.
This new artists-in-residence program aims to foster interaction between international artists, researchers and scientists and Eastern European partners from research or industry. This program is intended to create a space for encounters in which artistic practice and scientific research can be combined in the best possible way.

For the selected artistic concept, unless it was submitted jointly or with reference to an academic partner, a scientific mentor/an academic partner institution will be sought and proposed. The aim of the first part is to elaborate the concept for the artistic research work in detail and to sharpen the artistic/scientific question behind the work. The scientific mentoring process should be completed within 6-8 weeks.
The second part of the residency will take place in Linz at Ars Electronica, where the artist will be able to produce the work. Questions regarding implementation can be dealt together and in dialogue with knowledge carriers from the Ars Electronica Futurelab and the Ars Electronica Archive. The work is to be created within 3-6 weeks in Linz.

ArtScience is calling for artistic concepts for objects or installations, processes and artefacts, performances, screenings or interventions coming from in the following areas like Interactive Art, BioArt, Hybrid Art, AI & Life Sciences, Sound Art, Net Art, Digital Communities, Participatory Art/Crowd Art, Artistic Platform Projects, Art Activism and many more. However, the aim of the artwork should be to critically question technological developments including technological tools but not limited to it.

The residency is split between selected scientific partners in Eastern Europe and other countries, and the Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. The residency is a fully funded opportunity for an artist, designer or artists’ collective to create new dimensions in their artistic practice through their encounters with the scientific and corporate world. In addition the residency offers an opportunity to showcase prototypes at Ars Electronica Festival as well as to communicate the work internationally via the channels of Ars Electronica as well as of Deutsche Telekom.

Residency Structure

Part One: a period of 4-8 weeks in first half of 2021 as scientific mentoring process
Part Two: a production residency for a period of about one month at the Ars Electronica Linz until latest end of August 2021.
Part Three: public presentation at the end of the residency at Ars Electronica Festival 2021.


The artistic and scholarly debate will be accompanied by a residency blog that transparently documents the various steps involved in the creation of an artistic/scientific work and discusses the challenges and questions posed by the process. In this way the public will be included in the discussion and the process of the work.
The finished work will be presented at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.

Contact information

Ars-Electronica-Straße 1
A-4040 Linz

artandscience [at]
tina.reinthaler [at]