Open Call for Intelligent Museum Residency

Feb. 12, 2021

The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and the Deutsches Museum invite international artists to submit innovative project proposals at the intersection of art and artificial intelligence (AI) and apply for a two-part artist residency at both institutions, as part of the project ‘The Intelligent Museum.’ The open call addresses artists who, regardless of disciplines and genres, apply machine learning, especially Deep Learning, in an innovative way in their artistic practice. Special consideration will be given to submissions that experimentally test new possibilities of interaction between artwork and recipients through the use of Deep Learning. Artists who do not consider themselves to be proven experts in the field of AI are also explicitly invited to submit project proposals. As a result of the residency, an AI-supported artwork is to be created and produced during the residency.

A photo of two people looking at computer screens reading "making generative fictions out of deep learning".

The Intelligent Museum, ‘Open Call 2021,’ // Photograph by Uli Deck, courtesy ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

The residency will take place over a period from June to October 2021 and will be scheduled in dialogue between the artists and the partner institutions. Each location will offer the fellows access to site-specific resources and opportunities. Available on site by appointment are: Workshops (wood, metal, electrical), a dark projection room, set-up areas for installation prototypes, a green screen studio, a sound studio with multi-channel audio projection, and a volumetric capturing system.

Scholarship recipients will receive a stipend. The stipend is 1,500 Euros per month and is limited to a maximum of 3 months. The duration of the residency will be agreed upon between the partner institutions and the fellows prior to the start of the residency. For the realisation of the artistic project, a maximum of 2,000 Euros can be spent on necessary material costs after consultation. As a rule, the items purchased in this way remain the property of the fellowship provider.

For travel to the residencies, the scholarship holders can be reimbursed for their travel expenses up to a maximum of 1,000 Euros, taking into account the applicable travel expense laws. Accommodation will be organised by the scholarship provider. Requests of the scholarship holders can be taken into consideration.

To apply submit a short summary of your project idea, a project description and a short biography to by Feb. 28, 2021.

Application Info
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2021

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