Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics > INHABIT Artist in Residence Programme (Germany)


The INHABIT Artist in Residence Programme of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics invites artists from various disciplines to collaborate with the institute’s 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.

The upcoming residency periods are: February – April 2021; May – July 2021; and September – November 2021.

The institute offers:

  • An artist’s fee of 6000 Euro.

  • Accommodation fee of 2000 Euro.

  • Production budget depending on the project.

  • Realisation 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.

Deadline: 16 August 2020

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