Open Call

Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden 2022// Call for Applications

Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Dresden, Germany


Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden, launched in 2019, was initiated with the goal of exploring and elucidating the complex relationships among humans, machines, technology and the world from the perspective of the arts, humanities and social sciences. The Lab consists of the two pillars Schaufler Kolleg@TU Dresden (a research training group) and Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden. In the first funding phase of the Lab (2020–2022) the central topic is 'Artificial intelligence (AI) as factor and consequence of societal and cultural change'. Nine fellows from the humanities and social sciences and the resident artists will conduct research on this theme in close exchange with scientists from the university's STEM disciplines (mathematics, natural sciences and engineering). The members of the research training group examine the topic from the perspectives of philosophy, art history, sociology, theology, history, and communication and political sciences.

Number of Participants

The Call is open for all interested artists with concepts focussing on the interface between art and science, explicitly artistic intelligence and its implications for society and the culture of objects. Applicants should have completed relevant international artistic projects, appeared in established international exhibitions and have a clear concept of their own artistic approach as well as an interest in TUD as an academic institution and its cultural, political and social context. They should take up residency in Dresden for the 6 months period. We expect applicants to 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.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022


  • €3,000.00 stipend (monthly)


Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Desk Space


No meals

Public Programs

Discussion, Exhibition, Open Studios, Performances, Publication, Teaching Exchange, Workshops


Animation, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Collective, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Media, Film, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Multimedia, Painting, Performance Art, Research, Robotics, Sculpture, Sound Art, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology


English, German

Program Description

The Lab´s residency programme offers committed and internationally active artists the unique opportunity to conduct artistic research on AI and cultural change. It addresses artists from the fields of media art, conceptual art, performance, etc. During the residency, the artist becomes part of TU Dresden’s scientific community of researchers and students and may draw on resources for artistic and creative productions, both of TUD and of our cooperation partners. The partners are Dresden University of Fine Arts, Ars Electronica Linz, and Hellerau – European Center for the Arts, etc. The residency includes: • Access to a competitive array of institutes and workshops for artistic research • stipend of € 3,000.00 (net) a month for 6 months • studio at TU Dresden • Production support of up to € 10,000 • Solo exhibition at the conclusion of the residency with a catalogue • Assistance finding accomodation • Optional purchase of one or more pieces produced during the residency

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