|OPEN CALL FOR SCIENTISTS
by: All Partners
STUDIOTOPIA is a creative journey addressing sustainable development across Europe through the converging views of art and science. This initiative aims to increase collaborations between cultural and research institutions, academia, innovation centres, creatives and European citizens.
In the course of almost two years, STUDIOTOPIA will offer 13 artists and 13 scientists a unique opportunity to collaborate together for a duration of seventeen months. Our residency programme aims to encourage scientists to exchange ideas, knowledge and methodologies with International visual artists while visiting their studios. Results, developed concepts, research material or artworks generated during STUDIOTOPIA residencies will be exhibited in partnering venues across Europe. The residency aims to create opportunities for artists and scientists to share their expertise with wide international audiences, curators, art specialists, and researchers.
We call upon scientists to join artists in this speculative journey and to propose tentative solutions to global challenges in a collaborative, non-hierarchical residency.
Who can apply?
The selection board is composed of representatives from each partnering institution, international experts from diverse scientific fields and the participating artists.
How to apply?
use our online application form to submit the following documents:
Short biography (including links to previous, current research)
Motivation letter, this letter should include answers to the following questions:
What to expect?
what studiotopia offers for SUCCESSFUL candidates:
How does this work in practice?
What is the aim of this residency?
The aim of the residency programme is to create an experimental space where scientists and artists can exchange ideas, learn from each other, develop methods for transdisciplinary collaboration and create speculative solutions to sustainable development. The purpose of the programme is also to formulate a clearer understanding of how artists and scientists can work together, and how such interactions can contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
How Long and what type of engagement is needed?
All artists were selected and are represented by STUDIOTOPIA founding partners. Scientists have the opportunity to collaborate with leading international artists for a duration of seventeen months. Differently from traditional residency models, STUDIOTOPIA residency takes place in artist's studio and is not a full-time activity. Only around six physical meetings should be planned. Monthly remote meetings using Skype, phone, email, letters will be highly encouraged as to keep the conversations going. Each duo will be accompanied by a facilitator.
What about the outcomes?
Documentation of the collaborative art and science exchange is expected to be produced by the participants during the residence. The specific form of this documentation is open to collaborative partners. It could consist of an artistic work, scientific paper, performance, workshop, documentary, podcast, journal, collection of interviews, a formal report or something else completely. Collaborative partners can prepare an idea of a proposal after their first meeting and with the support of the host institution. Additionally, participants are expected to provide feedback on their experience of the collaborative process to their host institution.
31/05/2020 Application Online - deadline
15/06/2020 Successful applicants personally notified
05/08/2020 Successful applicants invited to an interview will be notified on July 1st and final decisions will be announced on August 5th. The delays are caused by the current global COVID-19 crisis and this might result in some activities taking virtual forms.
09-11/09/2020 Residency Starts: Matchmaking Event at Ars Electronica for Successful Participants, Artists, Scientific Committee Members and STUDIOTOPIA Consortium
15/10/2020 Collaborative partners submit a residency program proposal to artist supporting institution. The exact working plan is established on the basis of availabilities of both participants
31/12/2021 Estimated end of Residencies
01/01/2022 Dissemination of results