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INHABIT artist-in-residence program 2022 at Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

Application deadline: October 16. 2022, 11:59pm CEST

The Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics’ INHABIT artist-in-residence program invites artists from other fields to work with our group of academics. An integral part of the institute’s mission is the integration of artistic thought and knowledge as self-reflective activities. The presence of art, as well as the inspiration and difficulty of artistic practice, are crucial for this. Collaboration between artists and scientists is made possible by the interaction between these various points of view.

Because of this, INHABIT invites artists to spend four months refining already-started projects or starting new ones in a setting conducive to scientific inquiry. Naturally, prerequisites include being receptive to the Institute’s objective and interested in and willing to collaborate with specific scholars or research groups. The institute will offer areas, materials, and facilities throughout the residency to encourage fruitful experimentation, conversation, and teamwork.

In collaboration with a number of local arts organizations, the work created during the residence will be displayed in the form of an exhibition, performance, concert, or other type of presentation, and will be accompanied by discursive formats.

About Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

The Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (MPIEA), established in Frankfurt/Main in 2013, brings scientists and humanities academics together to study aesthetics. Analyzing the roles of aesthetic practices and preferences for people and civilizations entails addressing questions about how and by whom art is valued, as well as which art is appreciated for what reasons and under what situational and historical circumstances. Currently, the MPIEA is the only research organization in the world whose exclusive focus is on multidisciplinary studies of aesthetic judgment and perception. The Max Planck Society, one of Europe’s top fundamental research organizations, has 86 research institutions, including the MPIEA.To learn more, please visit website.

Residency periods
INHABIT #9: March–June 2023
INHABIT #10: September–December 2023
Jury decision: December 2022

Who we are looking for
–Artists from different disciplines (with a focus on time-based and performing arts, installation and music) who are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration between the artistic and scientific fields.
–Artists who are open to developing and sharing a project in the form of an exhibition, performance, concert, or other format.
–Artists who are active in contemporary culture and respond to the Institute with innovative and challenging ideas.

What we offer
–Artist’s fee: 8,000 euros;
–Accommodation fee: 2,000 euros;
–Production budget depending on the project;
–Technical and administrative support for the realization of the final project.
–Travel costs to/from and in Frankfurt;
–Collaboration with scientists and researchers;
–Access to the Institute’s library, sound studio, and scientific facilities;
–Curatorial support during the residency.

How to apply
Please upload, no later than October 16, 2022, 11:59pm CEST your complete application including
–your CV
–an artist’s statement describing your practice, concepts, and methods, etc. (max. 500 words)
–a description of the proposed project that outlines potential connections with the work of the Institute and the scientific interest (max. 500 words)
–a portfolio of your work

Application upload here. If you have any questions, please contact: inhabit [​at​]

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