AI Lab (European ARTificial Intelligence Lab), SETI x AI Residency

The AI Lab (European ARTificial Intelligence Lab) is a follow up project of the European Digital Art and Science Network and offers international artists working in the field of AI to win a residency at a scientific partner institution and at the Futurelab of Ars Electronica.

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First, 4-6 weeks at SETI Institute the selected artist will conduct their project research next to a dedicated science mentor to inspire him/her. Artist selection encourages those individuals employing new media and technology and/or those whose work exhibits a direct relationship to the contemporary scientific endeavours of SETI Institute researchers.

The second part will be 3-6 weeks with the Futurelab team at Ars Electronica (based in Linz, Austria), with whom the winner will develop and make new work inspired by the residency at SETI Institute.


Production of projects that consider artificial intelligence, ponder the beginnings of life, and critically reflect on our anthropocentric world view.

Who is it for?

Individuals, duos and groups at an international level.


Mountain View, California and Linz, Austria

Duration of stay

Two-part residency:

First part: 4-6 weeks at SETI Institute.
Second part: 3-6 weeks with the Futurelab team at Ars Electronica.


Financing amounts

An artist fee of 3.000€.

Production budget of 7.000€.

Accommodation and travel funded from an Ars Electronica.

Designated limited fund covering all residencies.

Source of funding

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Type of activity


Type of sector

AI, Digital approaches, Machine Learning