Our Nature / Open Call

By July 25, 2018 March 14th, 2020 Art & Science, Residency

2018 Art & Science



Scientifica invites 5 artists to join an art&science residency program, that will take place between 15-28 October in Trieste, Italy. Selected artists will have the opportunity to visit and meet scientists from main research institutes in Trieste and discover various fields of scientific knowledge.

Art and science are both manifestations of the human passion for knowledge. Both offer their practitioners a sense of connection with the complex processes that underlie life and the environment. And, although ultimately each expresses the vision of the universe in another way, they are not mutually exclusive – but rather they mirror themselves in various and interesting ways.

The theme “Our Nature” explores both the human nature, the inner self, and the relationship between the individual and the environment. This raises questions about self-awareness, emotion, sustainability, ecology and the environment, as well as recent developments in science and technology.

The context is the one where artists, curators, communicators and informants, scientists, academics and creative industries come together to complement their knowledge, test the benefits and expressions of collaboration, and build the foundations for a critical dialogue, ethical and moral about the next steps of humanity. The objective is not to acquire specialized knowledge, but rather to achieve experimental knowledge, critical reflections on current scientific culture, technological advances, and global socio-cultural themes.

Application Deadline

20. August


The cultural project is organised by Scientifica in collaboration with Fondazione Internazionale Trieste as part of the international Pro-ESOF 2020 Framework (EuroScience Open Forum) and is co-funded by the National Cultural Fund Administration (AFCN).

Scientific institutions that play a key role globally in science research and that are included in our program:



Application period: 25. July - 20. August 2019.

An international jury will select the participants.

The list will be published on scientifica.ro and social media on August 20th 2019.

Selected artists will be contacted.

Residency period: 15 - 28 October 2018

Public presentation: 26th October, 2018, Trieste

Concept creation: October - November 2019

Final exhibition: November 2018, Bucharest

Offered Grant

The participation grant includes:

  • Participation at the residence
  • International and local transport
  • Accommodation
  • Each selected artist will receive the gross amount of 2500RON including the fee and production.

What is not included:

  • Meals
  • Medical travel insurance is mandatory and will be covered by each participant at its own cost


The call for applications is addressed to visual artists and creative artists working in the creative industries, including video and sound design, new media, and performing arts. The primary language of this residence will be English, therefore fluency in English (understanding and speaking) is mandatory. To apply, please send an email to contact@scientifica.ro with the subject Application for Residency_ (full name), containing the motivation for the application, written in English. If you have any questions, we’re happy to answer them.

Please include in e-mail:

  • Portfolio containing work / research selection, images, texts, audio / video content, file mentioning _ (full name).
  • CV or bio

* Materials larger than 20MB will be sent via wetransfer or dropbox.

The Call

Has Ended!

Selected artists are:
Floriama Cândea, Tudor Ciurescu, George Crîngașu, Marius Jurca, Livia Mateiaș, Catrinel Săbăciag

Media Partners

Co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration

The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. These fall entirely under the responsibility of to the beneficiary of the funding.

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