Artists, scientists, artistic researchers and all creatives »sitting on the fence«—you are invited to participate.

Join us on an interdisciplinary adventure and be part of Angewandte and AIL's network to explore, discuss and present new perspectives.

Let's get together and create forward-thinking ideas and develop new narratives for a sustainable future and society.

Send us your proposal for your interdisciplinary project—all research stages are welcome!

Who can participate?

In general, AIL is open to anyone interested in projects at the intersection of art, science and (artistic) research – admission is free. All artists, designers, architects, artistic researchers, scientists, technicians, activists, Angewandte alumni and professionals from other fields interested in transdisciplinary work and current societal issues are invited to submit projects – no matter what research stage: whether this means formulating ideas, showing the process behind the artistic research or presenting a final project.

On the one hand, AIL focuses mainly – but not exclusively – on supporting university alumni, doctoral students and funded artistic research teams who are involved in interdisciplinary research projects.

On the other hand, AIL is also open to project proposals from professionals outside Angewandte who deal with relevant future-oriented topics. AIL is happy to share its expertise and experience in the realisation of interdisciplinary projects and will provide access to the university's organisational and content-related resources. This will give you the chance to establish a personal relationship with the University of applied Arts Vienna, to get in touch with the Department Zentrum Fokus Forschung and to be part of AIL's network.

What kind of projects take place at AIL?

The common thread which runs through AIL's programme can be described as follows: interdisciplinary artistic research projects that investigate current societal issues, bring together expertise from different fields, create new event formats and encourage the development of new ideas. It is mainly the project content that determines whether or not an event will take place at AIL. If the concept is approved by the executive board and the heads of AIL, the project will be realised with the support of the AIL team.

How to contact AIL?

If you would like to send us a proposal for an interdisciplinary project or if you have any further questions, please contact Alexandra Graupner: alexandra.graupner@ailab.at or call us on 01 711 33 2007. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you have any questions relating to a specific area of expertise, you can find a list of our team members here.

What services does AIL offer?

The services vary in scope and depend on the type of cooperation (e.g. in terms of financial support). However, if the Executive Board and the heads of AIL approve a project, the AIL infrastructure and facilities will be available for use free of charge.

For corporate and private initiatives: Our space is not available for rent – the project content determines whether or not an event will take place at AIL.

How can I submit and realise a project? Which documents are required?

When submitting a project, a concept – including an estimated budget, if available – and a detailed description of the content of the project will be required. Please send all project applications to alexandra.graupner@ailab.at. All concepts will be discussed and approved by the AIL Executive Board. For a positive decision, it is important to explain why AIL is the right place for your project. In case of a successful application, the AIL infrastructure and facilities will be available for use free of charge and the project will be realised with the support of the AIL team. However, the scope and intensity of staffing and financial support varies from project to project. All further conditions regarding funding, resources and personnel support will be clarified in meetings with the AIL team.

As mentioned above, AIL focuses on realising and presenting multidisciplinary experimental projects that investigate current societal issues.

Photos from 2014 – 2021 © Alicia Pawlczak, Bengt Stiller, Birgit und Peter Kainz, Claudio Farkasch, Edward Chapon, Eva Weber, Lea Dietiker, Luca Fuchs, Martina Lajczak, Peter Mayr, Serena Fanaral, Susanna Hofer, Thomas Steineder and Vicky Klug.

The Neuromatic Visuals are an extract of the Neuromatic Brainwave Broadcast, developed by Neuromatic Art Games lab expanded: Margarete Jahrmann & Thomas Wagensommerer, coop Louise Linsenbolz, Georg Luif, Stefan Glasauer. An Area7lab production.