The CRC1225 ISOQUANT is happy to announce the start of its first SciArt Residency programme by opening the call for applications. The residency programme is jointly established with Kalamari Klub in the framework of an overall SciArt collaboration project and wants to encourage proposals by artists and enthusiasts who are aiming to develop a body of work based on creation, collaboration and experimentation within an artistic research process. The residency is scheduled for September to October 2021 and will be located in Heidelberg, Germany.

With the SciArt Residency programme, we aim to initiate curiosity-driven engagement between artists, scientists and other members of the society, promoting a spirit of co-learning and equality while helping to communicate knowledge through cross-disciplinary collaboration. A central part of the residency will be the active cooperation and exchange with the scientists of the collaborative research centre. Before the beginning of the residency, the selected artist is invited to give a short presentation about their previous projects and research interests in order to initiate a conversation between the involved scientists  and the artist. During the SciArt Residency, scientists and members of the Kalamari Klub will be available to support collaboration, and the artist will be given the opportunity to further develop their research project and focus on their work. It is important to note the programme’s approach as „open prospect“: the form, process and outcome of the residency is entirely up to the artist and their collaborators. Additional funding for an exhibition, talk, workshop or other forms of presentation of the work done during the residency is available.

The application is open to all artists and photographers working with analogue and experimental photography, as well as all those who are working within science-influenced art and photography. While affinity for scientific topics is of advantage, no science knowledge is required. The minimum age at date of application is 18 years.

Further information on the SciArt Residency in general and how to apply can be found here:


Profile of a plasma etched silicon wafer @Dennis Schulz (Kalamari Klub)