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 artistic approaches to AI are used to critically examine and explore socially relevant topics.
The open call addresses artists who, regardless of disciplines and genres, apply machine learning in an innovative way in their artistic practice. For this iteration, special consideration will be given to submissions that experimentally test new possibilities of interaction between artwork and recipients through the use of techniques such as Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning.
As part of the collaborative project, residences are planned at both institutions – the Deutsches Museum in Nuremberg and the ZKM | Karlsruhe. The residency will take place from 6 January - 24 February 2023. The plan is for the artists to be at the two institutions for the same seven-week period, so that a productive exchange can develop, especially among the fellows, but also with the team.
Each location will offer the fellows access to site-specific resources and opportunities throughout the project. Fellows will have access to a dedicated AI server, built to both outsource inference for edge computing devices and accelerate training of medium- to large-scale deep learning models. The machine features an EPYC 7502P server CPU and two A100 PCIe GPU cards.
The scholarship holders receive a stipend. The amount of the scholarship is 5000€ for a total duration of the residency of 2 months. All material costs for the realisation of the artistic project are paid by the scholarship holders from this amount.
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. You are welcome to apply in teams or collectives, but the amount of the scholarship remains unaffected.