Artist residency program

Artists, researchers and technical developers


Submission period

Tue Apr 30 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun Jun 30 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Mon Sep 30 at 4 PM UTC

We invite artists, researchers and technical developers from a variety of disciplines to apply for the Artist Residency Programme at the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, Hungary. We currently accept proposals for residencies taking place in the period 1st of January - 31st of December 2020.

Application Guidelines

The Artist Residency Programme seeks to engage projects that contribute to the development of an Ecology of Listening: bringing about deeper awareness of our internal and external environments by listening more attentively. Our aspiration with the programme is to establish sound spaces that manifest as a dimension in our societies - spaces where our deeper needs for expression and reflection are attended to and established privileges are challenged.

The programme prioritises innovative proposals that explore new ideas in sonic thinking and experiencing - as well as the development of experimental methodologies and technologies that seek to bring new perspectives to the field of spatial sound.

The Spatial Sound Institute welcomes applications by professionals from various disciplines that consider creation and research of sound vital to their personal development and professional practice. No prior experience of music production or work with spatial sound environments is strictly necessary.

The programme offers broad possibilities for participants at any stage in their artistic or scientific career – from established authors up to those at the beginning of a deeper personal exploration of sound, as well as students. Co-operation and peer-education among participants of various origins, backgrounds and interests is an important source of inspiration for participants and vital dimension of the Artist Residency Programme. Selection of proposals will be formed with compatibility of interests and backgrounds of participants taken into consideration.

The facilities of the Spatial Sound Institute include a large-scale spatial sound studio, project space and accommodation for up to ten artists at a time.

The costs for the Artist Residency at the Spatial Sound Institute are 1500 EUR p/week. This includes:

-25 hours of access to the 4DSOUND studio
-Ongoing technical support and regular artistic guidance
-Accommodation and half-board, consisting of daily 2-course vegan lunch, basic groceries, spring water, coffee and tea

Each participant selected for the Artist Residency Programme can apply for the Scholarship Programme of the Spatial Sound Institute.

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