26.01.2018

Guerilla Science and Pratt Institute (USA) > Artist-scientist festival residency open call

Guerilla Science and the Pratt Institute in New York are once again hosting a residency for up to 15 artist-scientist collaborations to bring transformational experiences to art and music festivals. The residency will take place over 8 weeks, beginning in March and culminating in late May at Lightning in a Bottle (TBC), an international gathering of festival goers in southern California.

Music, cabaret, theater, and art are pervasive at music festivals – so why not science? As part of its National Science Foundation project, the organisers are seeking applicants interested in developing new forms of interactive installations and live events that mix science with art, music and play. They believe that unique creative experiences, such as games, hands-on workshops, participatory art, and immersive performances, are great ways to share science with people who may be disconnected from research.

The organisers are inviting scientists, engineers, designers and artists to submit an idea for an interdisciplinary work of their choice. Groups will be provided with an honorarium of $4,500, 2 festival tickets and a travel subsidy. Interactive design and performance workshops, along with access to a network of experienced mentors and partners, will be available throughout the residency period.

Deadline: 20 February 2018

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