VISIT provides fellowships: VISIT is a fellowship programme run by the E.ON Stiftung. It provides young artists with the opportunity to create new work and pursue extraordinary projects. VISIT encourages cooperation: While VISIT artists develop their projects independently, depending on the topic at hand, they receive support by E.ON employees at the company’s German or international facilities and carry out their work on-site.
VISIT promotes discussion: The foundation expressly requests that the artistic works created under the purview of the programme engage with themes related to energy and its significance to society at large. VISIT aims to facilitate a multifaceted discourse with artists as well as scientists and companies about energy and to address questions relevant to the future. The process of transformation ushered in by the energy transition does not merely involve designing technology; instead, it affects society as a whole. Individuals with various different skill sets and areas of expertise should be involved.
VISIT provides fellowships connected to three art projects per year. The project outlines can be submitted by individual artists as well as by project groups. Interdisciplinary and participatory approaches are welcome. VISIT also welcomes projects that blur the boundaries between fields such as art, design and architecture. Project schedules are negotiable. However, projects should generally be completed within roughly six months.
The budget allocated for each project is €20,000. This funding can be used for travel, materials, production, exhibitions and documentation. All VISIT artists will have access to support from E.ON employees at company sites both within and outside of Germany and also receive access to the broad E.ON Stiftung network, which spans the fields of PR, technology, science and the international art scene.
The application is online, with a deadline 1st April 2021.