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Schaufler Residency @ TU Dresden
Residency Dresden, Germany

Schaufler Residency @ TU Dresden


An artist in residence position is open, starting at the earliest possible date and continuing for a 6-month period, in the Office for Academic Heritage, a major division of the TU Dresden. The position is for the Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden, co-financed by The Schaufler Foundation and the TU Dresden.

he focus is primarily on technology as a resource, as a means of distribution and as an element of discourse. In the first of three planned funding periods (2019–2022), the Lab’s guiding theme is “Artificial Intelligence and Social Transformation.”


The call is open to committed, internationally active artists who want to work in a collaborative community of researchers and students and to use the university’s resources for artistic and creative projects for a 6-month period.

The successful applicant has completed relevant international artistic projects, appeared in established international exhibitions and has a clear concept of their own artistic approach as well as an interest in the TU Dresden as an academic institution and its cultural, political and social context. They should take up residency in Dresden for the 6 month period.

Applicants should be explicitly interested in the exchange of artistic and scientific/scholarly research and working in transdisciplinary teams and to be able to communicate effectively and proficiently in German or English.

Projects should focus on the interface between art and science/scholarship, explicitly artistic intelligence and its implications for society and the culture of objects.


  • Access to a competitive array of institutes and workshops for artistic research

  • A stipend of 3,000.00 euro (net) a month for 6 months

  • A workspace or studio at the TU Dresden

  • Production support

  • Solo exhibition at the conclusion of the residency with a catalogue by a respected fine arts publishing house

  • Assistance finding accommodation

  • Optional purchase of one or more pieces produced during the residency for the TU Dresden Office for Academic Heritage’s art collection


To apply for the residency at the TU Dresden, please submit a complete application in German or English, which includes the following documents:

  • A proposal describing the project and a short summary of the exhibition topics (max. 10,000 characters including spaces)

  • A plan, including timing, of the proposed project with the names of potential partners at the TU Dresden

  • CV (max. 2 pages) and portfolio

  • 1 letter of recommendation

Submit the application in PDF format via e-mail by November 30, 2019 to the following address: with reference to: Schaufler Residency.