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ArtScience fellowship

Each year we offer a special ArtScience fellowship to an artist, aiming to integrate thinking and practice at the possible intersections of complexity and arts.

Collective Visual Thinking, co-authored by the IAS Interactions Group. The IAS Interactions Group is co-initiated and facilitated by Orion Maxted (Artist Fellow 2019-2020).

The UvA Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is a place for interdisciplinary collaboration and open dialogue. What researchers at the IAS all have in common is curiosity, creativity and an enormous drive to delve deeply into the major questions in science and society. In their pursuit of new knowledge and research methods they are not afraid to colour outside the lines. At the IAS, we use system's thinking and complexity science, as our 'common language' to explore challenging interdisciplinary research topics.

We are looking for an artist who would thrive in such a setting, and whose art practice requires engagement with academic research. Artists from all fields can now apply for a special ArtScience fellowship/artist in residency. We offer an inspiring environment to work on a project together with IAS-affiliated researchers and students. We aim to support collaborations that truly advance both art and science, and that provide new ways to deepen understandings of complex challenges of all types. The ideal project blends in well with other research activities and fellows at the IAS, adding new perspectives.

The practical arrangements of the ArtScience fellowship will be tailored to your personal situation. For more information about what it entails, please download the file below.

How to apply?

Please send us (mail: ias at uva dot nl):

  • Project proposal (max 2 pages)
  • Motivation letter (clearly describing the kind of collaboration you seek with researchers);
  • Portfolio and CV (with a list of publications and/or exhibitions)

Deadline: 31 January 2021

Interviews may be conducted (in person or online) in February 2021 for commencement of the fellowship soon thereafter.

The IAS Scientific Director will grant the ArtScience fellowship based on the recommendation of a committee, chaired by Prof.Dr. Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes (Modern and Contemporary Art History) and involving UvA-based specialists in ArtScience / Artistic Research / Curating, and a member affiliated with the Amsterdam Platform for Research through the Arts and Sciences (ARIAS).