ART4MED: Art meets open science and technology in health and medical research

ART4MED is a 2 year project co-funded by the EU. The project aims to foster art practices from the perspective of hands-on medical humanities, which help to understand medical practices and research in a changing societal environment.

Project led by Makery in collaboration with Waag Society, Labae, Bioart Society and Kersnikova Institute / Kapelica Gallery I


The call addresses projects in the field of (self)experimentation and collaborative projects. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: decolonizing technologies; biopolitics and necropolitics; human and non-human alliances; DIY/DIWO/DIT biotechnology, biochemistry, biomedicine; open culture based self-experimentation; open hardware, open wetware, experimental pharmacology; remote surgery; laboratories on chips; tissue engineering; assistive robotics; radical open health and life sciences.


To promote interdisciplinary transnational cooperation between artists and the health sector.
To encourage cross-fertilization and sharing of knowledge, skills and practices.
To produce open and transferable resources.
To raise audience interest and awareness of the role of artists in opening disruptive paths.

Good practices

Stresses the need for inclusion of marginalized groups into healthcare and issues of global migration.

Who is it for?

Artists, researchers, developers, hackers and members of collectives at an international level.


Ljubljana, Slovenia

Duration of stay

15 days to 2 months.

Financing amounts

12.000€ for the realization of the project, including artist fees and art exhibition.

Source of funding

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

Type of activity


Type of sector

Arts, Open medicine, Science