English, German
3 months
Paid by host 
  • Artist’s fee: 6,000 Euro.
  • Accommodation fee: 2,000 Euro.
  • Production budget depending on the project
  • Travel costs to/from and in Frankfurt.
Application guidelines 

Please send all documents and availabilities to: [email protected]:

  • CV / resume.
  • Artist’s statement (describing your practice, concepts, methods etc.).
  • Proposal of suggested work / project which outlines the scientific interest and linking to the Institute (description, technical rider, images etc.), max. 2 pages.
  • Portfolio of works.

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics



Founded in 2013 and located in Frankfurt/Main, the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics explores in a joint effort of researchers from the humanities and the sciences who aesthetically appreciates what, for which reasons, and under which situational and historical circumstances, and analyzes the functions of aesthetic practices and preferences for individuals and societies. The MPIEA is currently the only research institution in the world that is solely dedicated to interdisciplinary research on aesthetic perception and evaluation. The MPIEA is one of 86 research institutions of the Max Planck Society, one of Europe’s leading organizations in the field of basic research.

The INHABIT program fosters the exchange between artists and scientists and enables new and challenging perspectives towards the research at the institute. The new Artist-in-Residence program calls on artists interested in cooperating with scientists from the humanities and natural sciences who are active in aesthetics research. INHABIT invites artists from a wide range of visual and performing art disciplines for up to three months to develop a new work or elaborate on an existing project. Residents are expected to execute their project as a performance, exhibition or concert in cooperation with a local exhibition venue. During the artists’ residence in Frankfurt/Main, the MPIEA provides spaces and resources and thus facilitates an environment for experimentation, dialogue and collaboration.


Exhibition, talk, performance.

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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