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Deadline: June 13, 2021

The project »Genesis of an Artistic Fact« brings together scientists and artists by opening scientists to the artistic process and artists to scientific knowledge. Thereby, the artists create a piece of art that can serve as a starting point for a social discourse on optical detection methods in research. In the end, a joint exhibition by all five participating artists (collectives) will show the results of the transdisciplinary dialogue. The project is aimed at artists who deal with the method of artistic research. An engagement with scientific topics and techniques is desirable.


We are looking for artists who want to visit the labs and engage with the research of the scientists. This exchange should then lead to concrete art according to your ideas. This working time will be accompanied by an opening event as well as smaller lectures, workshops or similar events. You should be prepared to participate in these activities too. Experience in the field of Arts & Science is desired. We would be happy if you stay in contact with the scientists during the month of August (no classroom) and of course if you share the project through your channels.

Offered by the residency:

  • ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS We will organize a room for you in an apartment close to TRAFO in Jena.There is a kitchen in the TRAFO where you can cater for yourself. We want to set up a second kitchen on site by the start of the project. Parties are not possible in the TRAFO’s premises.

  • FEE/BUDGET We give you 1,000 € which you can use for your catering and project implementation. We do not have an additional budget for material costs. We will be available to help organize everything you need and provide a contact person during the attendance phases.

How to Apply: Send your application

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