WimmelResearch-Fellowship offers a residency at the crossroads of science, economy and the arts – call for residency
Deadline: 17 September 2017
The WimmelResearch-Fellowship invites artists from the disciplines of architecture, visual arts, performing arts, sound, design, literature, time-based media and web-based media to apply for a fellowship awarded as part of a joint venture with Robert Bosch GmbH, Akademie Schloss Solitude and Wimmelforschung.
Artists are asked to apply only if they have a serious interest in interdisciplinary exchange. The collaboration is based on the development of Platform 12, an experimental space designed by the artistic duo Wimmelforschung in collaboration with Bosch as part of the latter’s new centre for research and advanced engineering. The platform serves as a creative hub and room for reflection as well as a communication channel for all researchers. It offers an environment that allows its employees to work independently from the organisational structure of the company and exchange ideas freely.
The purpose of the fellowship is to facilitate meetings and interdisciplinary exchanges in the context of science, economy and art. The collaboration’s aim is not the production of a specific artistic work, but rather the encounter and the process of intercommunication itself.
The artist is asked to be present at Platform 12 for the entire duration of the fellowship (three months maximum). He or she should contribute to the platform with his or her own extrinsic artistic reflections and aesthetic settings. These responses can be constructed visually, conceptually, or in interactive/performative form. The artistic works can alter the space and/or deal with the working practices of the employees.
The selected artist will receive a monthly allowance of 1.150 €, accommodation, and a reimbursement of the travel costs to and from Stuttgart. The fellow may also be awarded a project-related budget for the realisation of his/her project.
The artist will be mentored by Wimmelforschung and Akademie Schloss Solitude for the duration of the fellowship.
Persons under the age of 35 (or those who have completed a university or college degree within the past five years) are welcome to apply. Non age-dependent fellowships are also available. Students currently enrolled university or college will not be considered. Strong language skills in English are essential, and language skills in German are an advantage.
To apply please send the following documents to this address:
- A first project proposal (max. 1 A4 page);
- A motivation letter (max. 1 A4 page);
- A short biography and informative portfolio or documentation on previous artistic work.
The deadline for applications is 17 September 2017.
The next fellowship will be awarded for the period from 1 November 2017 to 31 January 2018.
For more information about this call, please click here
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