Goethe-Institut > Generation A=Algorithm Residency Programme for Young Visual Artists


In 2020 and 2021, the Goethe-Institut will implement the large-scale project ‘Generation A=Algorithm’, in which technical developments in the field of artificial intelligence will be highlighted and at the same time critically reflected upon. The project is aimed at young adults between 18 and 30 years of age, at Generations Y and Z. It is these two generations, after all, who are setting the directions for the following generation, ‘Generation A’, and their use of algorithms in everyday life. The aim is to stimulate a public debate on existing approaches, potentials and risks of artificial intelligence within the upcoming generation. The project is accompanied by a European A(i)lliance, which is composed of a wide range of European institutions and interest groups (civil society, culture, science).

As part of the project ‘Generation A=Algorithm’, thirteen residencies in eleven European countries for young artists from Europe (EU countries and UK) are being announced for the period from November 2020 to August 2021. The residencies are four weeks in duration and are affiliated with an institution or start-up that is intensively involved in the development of artificial intelligence and algorithm-based systems. An opportunity to exhibit artistic works created in the context of the residencies will be offered at the close of the project.

The residency programme offers the following features:

  • Inclusion in the work of an institution or start-up involved with artificial intelligence.

  • Inclusion in the network of the Goethe-Institut on location or the Goethe-Institut in the surrounding area.

  • On-site accommodation.

  • Travel expenses (arrival and departure).

  • Scholarship allowance of 1000 Euros (incl. VAT).

  • Costs of materials with a maximum amount of 1400 Euros (incl. VAT).

  • The opportunity to exhibit artistic works created in the context of the residency.

Young visual artists under 30 years of age, living in EU countries or Great Britain, are eligible to apply.

Deadline: 15 September 2020

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