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Residency Frankfurt, Germany



The INHABIT program fosters the exchange between artists and scientists and enables new and challenging perspectives towards the research at The Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt, Germany. The new Artist-in-Residence program calls on artists interested in cooperating with scientists from the humanities and natural sciences who are active in aesthetics research.

During the artists’ residence in Frankfurt/Main, the MPIEA provides spaces and resources and thus facilitates an environment for experimentation, dialogue and collaboration.


  • applications from artists who are interested in the collaboration between the artistic and scientific fields and dedicate the residency period to research and development of a new work
  • openness in sharing and developing the project in an exhibition, performance / concert
  • artists who are active in contemporary culture and respond to the institute with innovative and challenging ideas
  • openness to meet on a weekly basis with the curatorial team to follow up and provide feedback


  • artist’s fee: 6.000 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


  • CV/ resume
  • artist’s statement (describing your practice, concepts, methods etc.)
  • proposal of suggested work / project which outlines the scientific interest and linking to the institute and areas of research (description, technical rider, images etc.), max. 2 pages
  • portfolio of works
  • please send all documents to: