Call for Artist in Residence
New Art and Research Residency Program
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Department of Humanities and Arts
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, seeks applications for an artist in residency program, hosted and managed by the Department of Humanities and Arts. The Art and Research Residency Program provides an artist the opportunity to develop a project in conversation with the Technion research community and to work with Technion students and faculty. It supports artists and other creative practitioners whose work involves research and experimentation – and engages art, humanities, science, and technology. We are particularly interested in artists whose work will engage Technion faculty and students and make a mutual contribution to art, science and/or engineering.
The Technion is a science and engineering research institution in Haifa, Israel; it has a small but excellent research faculty in the humanities. The humanities play a significant role in the education of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) undergraduates, as each student takes 3-5 courses in the humanities and related areas as part of their course of study at Technion.
Residency duration and dates: The residency is four to six months, full-time, during the academic year 2024–25 (October 2024–September 2025).
Funding: Funding for this residency is provided by a generous grant from Ms. Sonya Marschak. The support for the four to six-month residency is an all-inclusive stipend of 25,000 USD*. We expect the artist to spend at least two days of the week on campus, preferably more.
Housing is not provided, though the artist-in-residence will have access to Technion rental properties (availability varies). Extended and more generous funding will be considered for artists coming from abroad and planning full-time engagement at Technion.
Space: The artist-in-residence will have access to an office on campus. No other workspace is guaranteed, but applicants should include a description of any workspace requests beyond an office, which the Technion may be able to accommodate.
Commitment: As part of the stipend, we expect the resident to teach an undergraduate course that he/she propose and design to engage students in research, writing, and/or hands-on practice; we also expect some public presentation(s) of your work in a range of possible formats including a lecture, site-specific installation, event or something else you propose. Participation in the life of the Technion and communities is also part of the residency, including attending lectures, social gatherings, and developing research collaborations.
Application requirements: Please submit the following:
CV; A proposed course syllabus; a portfolio including any of the following: images up to 25MB total (jpgs) + image list (pdf); list of links to media online (pdf); two references including professional affiliation, phone, and email (letters of recommendation will be requested only for finalists);
Preference will be given to Applicants with an MFA or PhD.
Describe your residency project. How would you use a residency at Technion? Include the topics, themes, and possible artifacts, events or performances in a project you could pursue. We realize the project will develop and change; we would like to see your vision of the topics and questions you will engage, your approach to discovery and manifestations of it.
How will your project connect with and benefit from involvement at Technion? Be as specific as possible. Consider your own work, research at Technion, resources at Technion, and Technion’s students. How does the project connect with the Technion programs and aims to advance intersections between art, science, technology, humanities, and society? Is this project a collaboration with others? If so, please elaborate.
The residency involves teaching a course you propose and design to engage Technion students in research, writing and/or hands-on practice. What topics will you address and/or what hands-on practices will you include?
Please outline a possible timeline for the project and your involvement in the residency for four to six months during the Academic year 2024–2025.
Announcement of residency appointment: June 2024.
The number of residents may vary from one to two per semester.
Applications will be accepted until midnight on April 30, 2024.
Please submit a full application to Anat Glass at email@example.com
• The salary includes employer expenses
• Additional costs for any additional materials needed for the program (e.g., art or study) will be determined according to needs and budget constraints