The Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (MPIEA), Frankfurt/Main, proudly announces its new Artist-in-Residence program INHABIT. The program fosters the exchange between artists and scientists and enables new and challenging perspectives towards the research at the Institute. It calls on artists interested in cooperating with scientists from the humanities. INHABIT invites artists from a wide range of visual and performing arts disciplines to spend three months at the institute and 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, the MPIEA provides space and resources and thus facilitates an environment for experimentation, dialogue, and collaboration.

They are looking for applications from artists who are interested in the collaboration between the artistic and scientific fields and dedicate the residency period to research and the development of a new work. Openness in sharing and developing the project in an exhibition, performance, or concert. Artists who are active in contemporary culture and respond to the Institute with innovative and challenging ideas. Willingness to meet on a weekly basis with the curatorial team to follow up and provide feedback.

Duration of residency is 3 months, with 2 slots available:

  • INHABIT #2 - Residency period: February–April 2020
  • INHABIT #3 - Residency period: May–July 2020

The residency covers:

  • Artist’s fee: 6,000 Euro.
  • Accommodation fee: 2,000 Euro.
  • Production budget depending on the project.
  • Technical and administrative support in the realization of the final project.
  • Travel costs to/from and in Frankfurt.
  • Collaborations with scientists and researchers.
  • Access to the Institute’s library, sound studio, and scientific facilities.
  • Curatorial support during the residency. 

Please send the following documents and availabilities to: [email protected], with deadline 8th November 2019

  • 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.