Our Science-Artist Residencies enable the artist to expand their practice in a scientific environment and gives the scientist a chance to share elements of their science through an innovative way with the public.
The residencies operate in three phases:
> Phase I informs the artist’s work through an immersive laboratory experience
> Phase II engages the local public through a physical exhibition off campus
> Phase III features an online global exhibition in the Polyfield Gallery
Art the Science offers two artist residency streams:
Science Artist Residency (available)
Data Artist Residency (in development)
Art the Science residencies are a novel opportunity for Canadian artists interested in, or inspired by science to expand their practice in a scientific framework. By collaborating with researchers and harnessing the power of data, Art the Science opens traditionally inaccessible research spaces and fields to the arts community. Our organization creates access for artists by helping lift barriers to scientific research.
We foster and facilitate collaborations between scientists and artists to help challenge, disrupt, and encourage cross-disciplinary innovation. Art the Science considers innovation to be a novel and disruptive process currently not utilized in traditional artistic practice. We believe that innovation thrives on collaboration, bringing together diverse groups to share knowledge and advance the art and science sectors for the benefit of the public. For Art the Science, this process embodies inclusion – the act of advocating for full participation of artists, scientists, and the general public at all levels.
Science Artist Residency
RESEARCHER: Dr. Kevin Mumford Research Group
ARTIST: Owen Fernley
WHERE: Queen’s University: Department of Civil Engineering