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European Geosciences Union: Arts and Science Residency (Austria)

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The European Geosciences Union Artist in Residence programme, which provides artists and scientists with opportunities to exchange ideas during the EGU annual meeting, is back again for their General Assembly in 2024. EGU now welcome applications from science-artists for two residencies at EGU24, taking place in Vienna, Austria from 14-19 April 2024.

EGU’s annual General Assembly brings together geoscientists from all over the world for a meeting that covers all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences, not just for those attending on-site, but also for people attending virtually around the world. The Artist in Residence programme provides science-artists with a unique opportunity to interact directly with a broad range of researchers and subjects in this exciting and dynamic setting, and to examine their own work through a new perspective. The collaboration of the science-artists also benefits researchers who can learn about new and creative ways of making their work accessible.

Given the unique situation of this residency, EGU are looking for applications from curious and open-minded creatives, either scientists who also work as artists, or artists with some experience engaging with science, to apply to spend the week with them in Vienna, Austria. They welcome applications from artists who work in any kind of creative field (although the location does come with some practical limitations for those who work in audio formats). The residency will involve the production of new creative works generated during the week of the meeting and inspired by the research or researchers of EGU24.

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 around €1200 to cover accommodation and contribute towards travel expenses, as well as free registration to the meeting.


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