[artinfo] residency at Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

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Fri Oct 18 21:31:18 CEST 2019

Artist-in-Residence: INHABIT

Application deadline: November 8, 2019

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Grüneburgweg 14
60322 Frankfurt am Main

The Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics 
(MPIEA), Frankfurt/Main, proudly announces its 
new Artist-in-Residence program INHABIT. The 
program fosters the exchange between artists and 
scientists and enables new and challenging 
perspectives towards the research at the 
Institute. It calls on artists interested in 
cooperating with scientists from the humanities.

INHABIT invites artists from a wide range of 
visual and performing arts disciplines to spend 
three months at the institute and to develop a 
new work or elaborate on an existing project. 
Residents are expected to execute their project 
as a performance, exhibition, or concert in 
cooperation with a local exhibition venue. During 
the artists' residence in Frankfurt, the MPIEA 
provides space and resources and thus facilitates 
an environment for experimentation, dialogue, and 

Founded in 2013 and located in Frankfurt/Main, 
the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics 
explores in a joint effort of researchers from 
the humanities and the sciences who aesthetically 
appreciates what, for which reasons, and under 
which situational and historical circumstances, 
and analyzes the functions of aesthetic practices 
and preferences for individuals and societies. 
The MPIEA is currently the only research 
institution in the world that is solely dedicated 
to interdisciplinary research on aesthetic 
perception and evaluation. The MPIEA is one of 86 
research institutions of the Max Planck Society, 
one of Europe's leading organizations in the 
field of basic research. To learn more, visit our 

Slots and deadlines:

Residency period: February-April 2020

Residency period: May-July 2020

Duration of residency: 3 months
Application deadline (extended): November 8, 2019

What we are looking for:
-Applications from artists who are interested in 
the collaboration between the artistic and 
scientific fields and dedicate the residency 
period to research and the development of a new 
-Openness in sharing and developing the project 
in an exhibition, performance, or concert.
-Artists who are active in contemporary culture 
and respond to the Institute with innovative and 
challenging ideas.
-Willingness to meet on a weekly basis with the 
curatorial team to follow up and provide feedback.

What we offer:
-Artist's fee: 6,000 Euro.
-Accommodation fee: 2,000 Euro.
-Production budget depending on the project.
-Technical and administrative support in the realization of the final project.
-Travel costs to/from and in Frankfurt.
-Collaborations with scientists and researchers.
-Access to the Institute's library, sound studio, and scientific facilities.
-Curatorial support during the residency.

How to apply:
-Artist's statement (describing your practice, concepts, methods etc.).
-Proposal of suggested work / project which 
outlines the scientific interest and linking to 
-Institute (description, technical rider, images etc.), max. 2 pages.
-Portfolio of works.

Please send all documents and availabilities to: 
<mailto:inhabit at ae.mpg.de?subject=Application%20%2F%2F%20Artist-in-Residence%202020>inhabit at ae.mpg.de

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