English, German
3 months
Paid by host 
  • Artist’s fee: 6.000 Euro
  • Accommodation fee: 2.000 Euro 
  • Production budget depending on the project
  • Realization of the final project 
  • Travel costs to and in Frankfurt
  • Collaborations with scientists 
  • Access to the library, sound studio and scientific facilities of the institute
  • Curatorial support during the residency
Application guidelines 

Please send, no later than August 16, 2020, your complete application to [email protected], including:

  • your CV;
  • an artist’s statement describing your practice, concepts, and methods, etc. (max. 500 words);
  • a description of the proposed project that outlines potential connections with the work of the Institute and the scientific interest (max. 500 words);
  • a portfolio of your work;
  • an indication of the residency periods for which you are available.

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics



The INHABIT Artist-in-Residence Program of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics invites artists from various disciplines to collaborate with their team of scientists and researchers. The integration of artistic thinking and knowledge as reflective practices in their own right is an important dimension of the Institute’s mission. For this the presence of art and the inspiration and challenge of artistic practice are essential. The interaction between these different perspectives creates a productive space for artists and scientists to collaborate in.

For this reason, INHABIT invites artists to spend three months creating new work, or further developing an existing project, in a scientific research environment. Openness to the mission of the Institute and interest and readiness to work together with individual researchers or research groups are naturally preconditions. During the residency, the Institute will provide space, resources, and facilities for productive experimentation, dialogue, and collaboration. Work developed during the residency will be presented in cooperation with various local arts institutions in the form of an exhibition, performance, concert, or other presentation, and complemented by discursive formats.

The residency is open to:

  • Artists from different disciplines who are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration between the artistic and scientific fields;
  • Artists who are open to developing and sharing a project in the form of an exhibition, performance, concert, or other format;
  • Artists who are active in contemporary culture and respond to the Institute with innovative and challenging ideas.

Duration of residency is 3 months: INHABIT #4 - February–April 2021; INHABIT #5 - May–July 2021 and INHABIT #6 - September – November 2021.


Exhibition, performance, concert or other format.

Accommodation Information 

The Max Planck Institute will pay an accommodation fee to cover the residents housing that can individually be chosen.

Studio Information 

The Max Planck Institute provides a workstation in an office.

Technical Information 

Different scientific facilities: Labs, Sound Studio, ArtLab, Library.

Grüneburgweg 14
60322 Frankfurt am Main

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