Each year an artist with an outstanding reputation will be offered a residency position at Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft (KIND). The Artist-in-Residence fellowship offers talented artists working in the fields of conceptual art, visual art, photography, music, design, dance, film, theatre, or poetry an opportunity to work on a project within the international and interdisciplinary academic setting of KIND. He/she will be invited to come to KIND for a period of about 3 months, in which he/she will have the opportunity to closely interact with the scientists at the institute, join in work discussions, experience lab work, and the like. The expectation is that the Artist-in-Residence fellowship will result in a piece of art that relates to the nanoscience at KIND.
KIND initiated the artist-in-residence fellowship to promote the relationship between the arts and sciences and thus find new ways to interact and communicate concerning discoveries about matter on the nanoscale. The view is that the cross-fertilisation between creative approaches and scientific disciplines will evoke disruptive new insights, strengthen ties, and trigger novel approaches.
The fellowship is aimed at artists at the highest international level. The artist should have an academic level of thinking and a portfolio that exhibits his/her artistic credentials through, for example, international prizes, art exhibitions, publications, performances, and the like. The artist should also have an affinity to the sciences (preferably nanoscience, quantum physics, or life sciences), a research-minded attitude, and excellent communicative skills.
The Artist-in-Residence will be awarded a reimbursement of €4000 for each month that is spent at KIND, to compensate for lost earnings for the duration of the fellowship. The fellowship includes the free use of an apartment in the historic centre of Delft, office space, and other facilities such as assistance by a secretary. KIND will also reimburse reasonable travel costs for the one-time travel to and from Delft.
The fellowship must lead to a concrete result, such as a piece of art, a performance, an exhibit, etc, that will be communicated to the Kavli community and//or be made available to the general public. Material costs associated with this must be discussed beforehand with the Kavli staff.