Artist in Residence Call Out

Creative AI

with Creative Informatics

Creative AI Artist Residency Sept 2022-April 2023

Calling all creatives with an interest in developing new ideas and pushing boundaries with our new Artist in Residence programme for Inspace.

For our second artist in residence programme we have partnered with Creative Informatics, focusing on the theme of Creative AI and we are looking for artists (including designers, architects, musicians, dancers, writers, curators etc.) to explore this theme through a short residency programme.

Creative AI is a relatively open brief and a chance for practitioners to try out new ideas and experiment. You do not need to have a digital background or have worked with data before but we would like ideas of how you might explore working with technology in new ways. We welcome applications which also critique and question developments in AI and machine learning too.

We are looking for engaging data driven works that enable people to understand developments in AI or to think about it in new ways, public engagement is a key aim for the outcomes for the programme. We are aligning with the schedule for the Edinburgh Science Festival 2023 but please note this is not guaranteed but we will apply to take part alongside other Design Informatics activities.

This residency has a limited budget and a tight timeframe. We are not concerned with getting finished pieces – we are interested in work that helps people to think differently, even if it is in an unpolished form. Works that are prototypes that go on to further development are completely acceptable and we would be happy to assist with this process. We would also encourage people with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Inspace is part of the Institute for Design Informatics; commissioning and producing creative activity that unlocks digital technology and explores its role in society. Our public programme connects data, research and creative talent.

Applications are now CLOSED, and we will announce successful artist late August 2022. Fee is £4,000 including materials (applicants are not expected to be a full-time resident but to propose a suitable timeframe). To apply simply fill out the application form and for more details look at the guidance notes, please get in touch with any questions.

To see previous examples of our first residency visit

Design Informatics

Creative Informatics

Image: Saltworks by Elaine Ford. One of Artist in Residence for the Space and Satellites Theme 2020.