CALL FOR SCI-ARTISTS
2019 multimedia exhibition submission
EDGE is calling to neuroscientists, artists, designers, inventors, and more to apply to participate in the Berlin multimedia exhibition. Whether incidental or decisive, art in neuroscience is a tool for educating and inspiring, communicating and sharing, for artists and neuroscientists alike. The Berlin multimedia exhibition opening at the end of July will be a celebration of creativity in science of the brain. Everyone is invited to apply to exhibit, previous experience is not required, see below for application requirements.
Proposal deadline: 14th April, 2019
Extended deadline: 28th April, 2019
Exhibition dates: 18th-21st July, 2019
Location: Inner city Berlin- TBC
More about EDGE
EDGE is a community focused on collaborative, interactive, and creative science communication, celebrating art as a way to educate and share ideas. We recognize the beauty of neuroscience and the importance of expression of it for its own sake.
To learn more about EDGE, visit our about page.
Features of the EDGE community
Makers and curious participants are invited to become part of our vibrant community of neuroscientists, artists, designers, inventors, and more! Benefits to applicants include budget, a showcase of pieces in a high profile location, access to a vibrant community, and workshops.
Leading up to the exhibition there will be events for the EDGE community where members can meet others from fields of science and/or art, regardless if their pieces were selected or not. This is an opportunity to workshop ideas and techniques while developing collaborative relationships. By connecting participants from different backgrounds, we foster an understanding of current scientific knowledge and methods to non-experts, and the development of creative means of communication to anyone inexperienced in exhibiting art.
Just as in last years exhibition, there will be a ‘meet the neurosci-artist’ day where artists are encouraged to give a talk about their materials, methods, and motivation for the public.
All materials must be included in a single PDF file (maximum 5 mb) and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 14th, 23:59 (extended to April 28th, 23:59), and it can be in English or German. Please name the file as follows: Last name, underscore, proposal and year. For example: LASTNAME_proposal2019.pdf
The document should contain two sections;
1) Applicant information
If you are applying in a group, please mention contact details of at least one person.
- Institution, department
- Previous relevant work- If applicable, either art and/or science
Artwork should communicate about neuroscientific knowledge/research/ community or process to be considered in the exhibition. Please describe the concept, as well as the following;
- Artwork title
- Budget- TBC, we are aiming to provide a budget per artist/group. Please provide a timeline and be as detailed as possible, including max/min budget for specific materials/resources.
- Statement- What will your piece communicate in- and outside of the scientific and/or artistic community
Applications should be sent to email@example.com
We aim to have all proposals reviewed, and a decision reached on the pieces selected for the exhibition on April 30th.
If you have an idea, but require further support from other fields, please indicate this in your statement and we can connect you with people who could offer support either personally, or during one of our workshops.
We look forward to receiving your applications!
For further questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there an application or exhibition entry fee?
Just like our previous exhibition, there will be no application fee and no exhibition fee, we believe creativity in science should be communicated free for all.
Can I sell my work?
Will there be support for presentation materials?
Support for presentation and media is not guaranteed but we will help with sourcing requirements as early as possible if the application is submitted early.
Will you provide insurance?
EDGE will not assume liability for any damaged artworks.
Does it have to be about neuroscience?
This is our focus, but drop us a line if you are unsure if your topic fits, or if you would like to get into contact with other neurosci-artists for inspiration!