Guerilla Science and Pratt Institute are launching a paid Artists and Scientists residency program in the U.S. Applications are now open.

Guerilla Science is partnering with Pratt Institute, New York to host a residency for up to 15 artist-scientist collaborations to bring transformational experiences to a major art and music festival. The residency will take place over six weeks, beginning early June culminating at Oregon Eclipse, an epic gathering of festival goers from around the world.

Music, cabaret, theater and art are pervasive at music festivals – so why not science? As part of our National Science Foundation project, we are seeking applicants interested in developing new forms of interactive installations and live events that mix science with art, music and play. We believe that games, hands-on workshops, participatory art, and immersive performances are great ways to connect with people. These types of creative expression are a unique way to engage with people who may be distant to science.

We are grouping scientists with artists to produce an interdisciplinary work of their choice. Applicants will be matched based on interests and preferences. Groups will be provided with an honorarium of $4,500, 2 festival tickets and a travel subsidy per project team.

Studio space at the Pratt Institute, along with access to the project’s network of mentors and partners, will be available throughout the residency period.

More details and instructions for applying, including who should apply, can be found here. Review of applications will begin on April 28th 2017.

You can read more about our National Science Foundation project on our blog.