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UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science 2012

The Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), one of the biggest, most traditional institutions of advanced artistic education in the world, is announcing the 2012 UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science!

This competition aims to give artists (fine art, media, architecture, design, music, theatre, visual communication etc.) and/or scientists the impetus and opportunity to work on content in the field of tension between the arts or between the arts and sciences.

The UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science is given on a biennial basis and is endowed with €7,500!

A Chance for Artists and Scientists

Art and science are moving towards one another, discovering common issues and working methods. The creative, imaginative processes in the arts and sciences are similar, whereas the concrete realisation of their results tends to differ. Repeatedly, this difference is the source of productive tension and areas of friction. In all disciplines of the arts and sciences, further developments over recent decades have been characterised by mutual influences and efforts at differentiation. Today, traditional dividing lines between the spheres can no longer be maintained; they are being newly defined and presented in their permeability.

This competition aims to give the impetus and opportunity to artists (fine art, media, architecture, design, music, theatre, visual communication etc.) and scientists to work between the priorities of the arts or between the arts and science.

The organizers expect innovative work that has not yet received a prize or award in any other competition to date.

The UdK Award is Awarded Biannually

The prize is endowed with 7,500 Euros and it can be divided among a max. of 3 artists/scientists or groups.

The UdK will also produce a publication of the prize-winning work(s) subsequent to the prize giving ceremony.

The prize-winner(s) are obliged to attend the award ceremony during the UdK Berlin’s Open Days (“Rundgang”) on Friday, 15 July 2012. The prize-winner’s travel costs will be refunded up to a sum of 1,000 Euros.

Individual and Group Entries May be Submitted

  • Individuals and groups are eligible to participate. Full-time employees of the UdK Berlin, as well as students of the UdK Berlin and other colleges/universities are excluded.
  • Artistic, scientific and technical means may be employed in the realisation of entries.
  • Entries may be submitted in either German or English.
  • Only one work may be submitted by each participant/group.
  • Submissions will not be returned.

Send Your Submissions to the Berlin University of the Arts

Send your submission (postmarked by deadline) to UdK Berlin on the postal address listed below. Please make sure you download the complete regulations for further instructions.

Your submission should consist of the following:

  • Competition entry
  • Biography (typescript, max. 2 pages, in the case of working groups, biographies of all participants)
  • Motivation paper (typescript, max. 1 page)

Postal address:

Universität der Künste Berlin
UdK-Preis
Postfach 12 05 44
10595 Berlin