INHABIT | Artist-in-Residence Program| Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

Frankfurt am Main

Deadline 29/08/2021


The INHABIT Artist in Residence Program of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics invites artists from various disciplines to collaborate with their team of scientists and researchers. The integration of artistic thinking and knowledge as reflective practices in their own right is an important dimension of the institute’s mission. The residency is located in Frankfurt am Mein.


INHABIT invites artists to spend three months creating new work, or further developing an existing project, in a scientific research environment. During the residency, the institute will provide space, resources, and facilities for productive experimentation, dialogue, and collaboration. Work developed during the residency will be presented in cooperation with various local arts institutions in the form of an exhibition, performance, concert, or other mode of presentation, and complemented by discursive formats.


Application deadline: August 29, 2021


There are two residency periods, each for a duration of 4 months:

– INHABIT #7 – April – July 2022

– INHABIT #8 – September – December 2022


Results of an open call will be announced in November 2021.


Organisers are looking for:

– Artists from different disciplines 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.


The residency covers:

– Artist’s fee: 8.000 Euro

– Accommodation fee: 2.000 Euro

– Production budget depending on the project

– Realization of the final project

– Travel costs to and in Frankfurt

– Collaborations with scientists

– Access to the library, sound studio and scientific facilities of the institute

– Curatorial support during the residency


Applications should be sent, no later than August 29, 2021, to


Application must include:

– 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 (max. 20 pages)

– an indication of the residency periods for which you are available




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