The idea behind the Art.ITMO.Residency initiative in St.Petersburg, Russia is to aggregate talents from art and technology in one place in order to foster interaction between scientific knowledge and artistic perception. Artists and scientists who are interested in fostering interdisciplinary creative, scientific, and technological dialogue to bring their projects to life together with the staff of ITMO University are invited to apply. Participants can create new works in a variety of forms: from installations, sculpture and video to new media and digital art.

Residency conditions:

  • Duration: 1-2 months
  • Working language: English
  • Number of residents at one time: 3-4 artists
  • Disciplines and media: Science Art, Visual Art, New Media, Cross Art Form, Bio Art etc.

Expenses covered by the Art & Science Center:

  • travel expenses (economy class return tickets to St.Petersburg);
  • accommodation in St.Petersburg;
  • monthly fellowship;
  • exhibition space and installation;
  • opportunity to apply for additional funding to cover artwork production expenses.

Residency facilities: Vacuum forming machine, a wide array of hand tools and accessories (electric jigsaw, glue gun, wrenches, screwdrivers, scrapers, airbrushes, etc.). A special area for dust-heavy work, such as painting with a compressor, processing materials with trimmers, engravers, drills and so on.

FabLab facilities: 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5GEN, 3D printer Picaso Designer, 3D scanner Artec Eva, Laser engraver GCC Spirit LS40, UV printer Roland LEF-12, milling machine Roland MDX-40A, soldering stations and many more accessories.

University research labs: The participants will also have access to ITMO University's laboratories and research centers. More detailed information about research projects and laboratories can be found here.

As resident, you will be asked to:

  • deliver a public talk about your research and artistic practice for a student audience in St.Petersburg;
  • cite the names of your scientific collaborators and ITMO University when the produced artwork participates in exhibitions or is being published/reproduced (e.g."created at Art.ITMO.Residency");
  • collaborate with ITMO University researchers and scientists;
  • provide three hours of tutorials (workshops) for Master's students of Art&Science per every two weeks (optional);

The residency will culminate in an exhibition.

To submit your application, send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “Art.ITMO.Residency: Open Call 2020” before April 15, 2020. Please attach the following documents in your email:

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