ZKM > Intelligent Museum Residency (Germany)


ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and the Deutsches Museum invite international artists to submit innovative project proposals at the intersection of art and artificial intelligence (AI) and apply for a two-part artist residency at both institutions as part of the project ‘The Intelligent Museum’.

As part of The Intelligent Museum, a variety of approaches to AI-powered digital art will be used to critically examine and explore the socially relevant topic of AI from a variety of perspectives.

The open call addresses artists who, regardless of discipline or genre, apply machine learning, especially Deep Learning, in an innovative way in their artistic practice. Special consideration will be given to submissions that experimentally test new possibilities of interaction between artwork and recipients through the use of Deep Learning. Artists who do not consider themselves to be proven experts in the field of AI are also explicitly invited to submit project proposals. As a result of the residency, an AI-supported artwork is to be created and produced during the residency.

As part of the collaborative residency, residencies are planned at both institutions - Deutsches Museum in Munich and Nuremberg, respectively, and ZKM | Karlsruhe. The residency will take place over a period from June to October 2021 and will be scheduled in dialogue between the artists and the partner institutions. Each location will offer the fellows access to site-specific resources and opportunities.

Scholarship recipients will receive a stipend of 1500€ per month, limited to a maximum of 3 months. The duration of the residency will be agreed upon between the partner institutions and the fellows prior to the start of the residency. For the realisation of the artistic project, a maximum of 2000€ can be spent on necessary material costs after consultation. As a rule, the items purchased in this way remain the property of the fellowship provider.

For travel to the residencies, the scholarship holders can be reimbursed for their travel expenses up to a maximum of 1000€, taking into account the applicable travel expense laws. Accommodation will be organised by the scholarship provider. Requests of the scholarship holders can be taken into consideration.

Deadline: 28 February 2021

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