The European Geosciences Union Artist in Residence programme, which provides artists and scientists with opportunities to exchange ideas during the EGU annual meeting, will come back in an in-person format for the General Assembly in 2022. EGU now welcome applications from science-artists for a residency at EGU22, which will take place in Vienna, Austria from 3-8 April 2022.
EGU22 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world for a meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences and for the first time will provide a hybrid experience with both on-site and virtual elements. The residency programme provides artists with an opportunity to engage with scientific research in a dynamic setting and be inspired by new scientific discoveries. Researchers, on the other hand, can discover new and creative ways of making their work more accessible to the public through interacting with the artists in residence. EGU are open to a wide range of art forms, created at the conference, that actively build on and interact with the science discussed at the meeting to promote dialogue and collaboration between artists and scientists. They especially encourage applications from artists who are also scientists, as they believe they would benefit the most from the scientific environment at the conference.
All art produced by the 2022 artists in residence should focus on the science presented at the meeting and be produced on-site. In addition, EGU encourage artists in residence to organise a short course or pop-up event on how their art form can be used to communicate science.
The residency takes place at the conference centre, the Austria Center Vienna, and lasts for the full week of the meeting. Please note that having thousands of scientists in the building produces reasonable noise levels and that art that either requires a quiet environment or generates a fair amount of noise itself may not work well. The EGU provides a stipend of €1200 to cover accommodation and contribute towards travel expenses, as well as free registration to the meeting.