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 the different perspectives creates a mutually productive space for both artists and scientists to work 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 mode of presentation, and complemented by discursive formats.

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

  • INHABIT #4 - February–April 2021
  • INHABIT #5 - May–July 2021
  • INHABIT #6 - September – November 2021

The residency covers:

  • 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

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.