Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden on ‘Artificial Intelligence as Factor and Consequence of Social Change’ (Germany)


An artist in residence position is open, starting in 2022 and continuing for a 6-months period, in the Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden, a joint project of THE SCHAUFLER FOUNDATION and TU Dresden (TUD).

Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden, launched in 2019, was initiated with the goal of exploring and elucidating the complex relationships among humans, machines, technology and the world from the perspective of the arts, humanities and social sciences. The Lab consists of the two pillars: Schaufler Kolleg@TU Dresden (a research training group) and Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden.

In the first funding phase of the Lab (2020–2022) the central topic is 'Artificial intelligence (AI) as factor and consequence of societal and cultural change'. Nine fellows from the humanities and social sciences and the resident artists will conduct research on this theme in close exchange with scientists from the university's STEM disciplines (mathematics, natural sciences and engineering). The members of the research training group examine the topic from the perspectives of philosophy, art history, sociology, theology, history, and communication and political sciences.

The Lab´s residency programme offers committed and internationally active artists the unique opportunity to conduct artistic research on AI and cultural change. It addresses artists from the fields of media art, conceptual art, performance, etc. During the residency, the artist becomes part of TU Dresden’s scientific community of researchers and students and may draw on resources for artistic and creative productions, both of TUD and of their cooperation partners. The partners are Dresden University of Fine Arts, Ars Electronica Linz, and Hellerau – European Center for the Arts, etc.

The Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden includes:

  • Access to a competitive array of institutes and workshops for artistic research.

  • A stipend of € 3000 (net) a month for 6 months.

  • A studio at TU Dresden.

  • Production support of up to € 10,000.

  • Solo exhibition at the conclusion of the residency with a catalogue by a respected fine arts publishing house (Sandstein Verlag Dresden).

  • Assistance finding accommodation.

  • Optional purchase of one or more pieces produced during the residency for the TU. Dresden Office for Academic Heritage’s art collection.

Projects should focus on the interface between art and science, explicitly artistic intelligence and its implications for society and the culture of objects.

Deadline: 10 May 2021

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