German, English
2-6 weeks at ESO, Chile and 4 weeks at the AEF, Linz
Paid by host 

Travel and hospitality, production budget, artist fee.

Paid by artist 

Subsistence costs

Application guidelines 
  • To participate in the European Digital Art and Science Network, the artist must register online and submit all mandatory information online.
  • The call is open for artists and all kinds of innovative concepts and ideas in the fields of art and technology.
  • An artist may submit only one work.
  • Entrants are requested not to submit irreplaceable originals since submitted materials cannot be returned.
  • Works submitted without the required accompanying material will not be accepted.
  • 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, partners, sponsors and patrons of the European Digital Art and Science Network, staff members of organizations that have established and endowed an individual category, as well as the competition’s jurors are ineligible to participate.

Ars Electronica Center

Ars Electronica Center

art&science @ ESO - Residency Award


After a successful first cycle of the art&science @ ESO – Residency Award, the partnership continues and Ars Electronica together with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) launches the second open call for the Residency program. The residency is in two parts – with an initial 2-6 weeks at ESO, where the winning artists will have a specially dedicated science mentor to inspire him/her and his/her work. The second part will be a month with the Futurelab team and mentor at Ars Electronica Linz with whom the winner will develop and make new work inspired by the residencies. From the first meeting between the artists, their scientific Mentors from ESO and Futurelab mentors, they will all participate in a dialogue which will be a public blog of their creative process until the final work is produced and maybe beyond. In this way, the public will be able to join in the conversation.

The residency will again be part of the „European Digital Art and Science Network“ initiated by Ars Electronica and seven cultural partners throughout Europe (Center for the promotion of science, RS – DIG Gallery, SK – Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation, ES – Kapelica Gallery / Kersnikova, SI – GV Art, UK – Laboral, ES – Science Gallery, IE) with the support of the Creative Europe Program of the EU.


Presentation of a new artwork inspired by the residency process at the Ars Electronica Festival 2016 and within modular/mobile exhibitions at the different cultural partner institutions throughout Europe.

Accommodation Information 

Accommodation in Chile and Austria is covered by the residency prize.

Studio Information 

Scientific facilities at the ESO and different Lab's at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.


Santiago, Chile and Linz, Austria

Ars-Electronica-Straße 1
A-4040 Linz

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