Goethe-Institut issues open call for Studio Quantum artist-in-residence programme

The Goethe-Institut Irland has issued an open call for applications for its international Studio Quantum artist-in-residence programme. Artists based in Ireland and seven additional participating countries are invited to submit their applications to take part in the programme before the application deadline on 11th February 2024.

Launched by the Goethe-Institut Irland last year, the Studio Quantum artist-in-residence programme and accompanying event series explore emerging quantum technologies through the lens of art, including their future impact on areas such as sustainability and climate change, artificial intelligence, data security and data encryption.

Studio Quantum artist-in-residence programme

The Studio Quantum residencies are two months in duration, and artists based in Ireland can apply to participate in a residency in one of six locations, including Karlsruhe in Germany, Johannesburg in South Africa, Lagos in Nigeria, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Mexico City in Mexico, and London in the United Kingdom. One artist based in each participating country will be selected to take part in the programme, and a production budget, travel costs, accommodation and an honorarium will be provided for all Studio Quantum artists-in-residence.

During their residencies, artists will be invited to incorporate quantum technologies into the subject matter of their work, or to create work using quantum technologies, accessed via the cloud. Artists are also invited to explore new techniques and methods of artistic production enabled by quantum technologies.

Commenting on the open call for the 2024 Studio Quantum residencies, Director of the Goethe-Institut Irland, Ulrike Gasser said: “The artists who participated in the pilot phase of Studio Quantum laid inspiring foundations for this exciting artist-in-residence programme, underpinning the importance of meaningful, multi-disciplinary art and technology collaborations. Following the success of the first year, we are delighted to launch an open call for our new and expanded residency programme for 2024.”

“The 2024 Studio Quantum programme offers artists a unique opportunity to explore emerging quantum technologies through their artistic practice, and to connect with an extensive network of local and international experts in technology, culture, science and education. We warmly welcome and invite all artists with an interest in this fascinating subject matter to respond to our call for applications.”

Project partners in Ireland include Trinity College DublinCONNECT – the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications, Trinity Quantum Alliance, Project Arts Centre and The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art. For international partners please see goethe.de/quantum.

Further information about the application process for the Studio Quantum artist-in-residence programme 2024 can be found at goethe.de/quantum.

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