Submission Deadline: 03-10-2021

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Weltmuseum Wien is launching an open call for a residency and the production of an artwork on the topic of “Imagining Caring Futures: Art, Imagination, and Empathy” using sound as medium.

Artists are invited to submit a proposal to explore the knowledge contained in the museum’s collections or stories behind museum objects in the context of the climate crisis. The residency focusses on questions around planetary precarity and those most affected by the climate catastrophe, such as formerly colonized and indigenous peoples. What can artistic empathy and imagination contribute to raising awareness for the imminent threat our planet faces and the increasing global inequality resulting from said threat? The residency will take place in the framework of the project “TAKING CARE – Ethnographic and World Cultures Museums as Spaces of Care” (, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Using the collection and permanent exhibition of the Weltmuseum Wien as reference points, the artist should develop a sound-based work addressing the topic described above. Focusing on the ephemeral medium of sound, the residency aims to support a project that serves as a counterpoint to the material collections of the museum.