Artist Residency on the Science of Genome Editing (Germany)

STATE in partnership with Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) are launching a paid Residency Program in Berlin, offering a unique opportunity for artists that are eager to advocate open science and foster a dialogue between a broader public and the science of genome editing.

The program is a two-month open science exchange program with MDC’s CRISPR-Cas9 research groups, designed to give you hands-on experience at their institute and lab facilities under the umbrella of over-all topic: genome editing research. 

The residency will result in an exhibition at the Berlin-based Science Art Gallery STATE Studio in October, 2018.  

This call is addressing artists with an evident interest in the sciences to propose innovative concepts and ideas in art and science to be realized within the scope of the residency. Applicants may stem from disciplines such as interactive art, computer animation, film, and visual effects, digital communities and social media, hybrid art, data art, sculptural art, and biohacking art.

What is provided:

  • An opportunity to deep-dive into the one of the hottest topics in current science at a leading research center in the field, with possibility for close exchange with scientists and researchers.

  • € 3.000,00 total budget for the selected artist. The budget includes artist fee and production materials. 

  • Guided access to the laboratories of MDC, including introduction to relevant laboratory techniques. 

  • Access to the MDC library and scientific journals.

  • The winning artist will be given a scientific mentor on the basis of the art project’s focus, to support and inspire him/her and his/her work.

  • A public exhibition of the project at STATE Studio in Berlin in October/November 2018.

Graduate students and international applicants from outside Germany are welcome, although the project cannot support visa applications and restrictions may apply depending on status.

Deadline: 15 June 2018

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