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04 Sep 2023

Interdisciplinary Inspiration Forum Lab 2023–24

Inspiration Forum Lab is calling for applications from European artists, filmmakers, designers, scientists, researchers, and experts from other fields (25–40 years old) to develop interdisciplinary projects from October 2023 to June 2024, with a presentation at the Display Gallery and at the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic, in late 2024. 

The Inspiration Forum Lab is an interdisciplinary research programme designed to provide a space where artists and scientists can meet and work together on creating collaborative research-based art projects. The aim is to combine the languages of science and art to find forms of expression that can communicate to audiences beyond the boundaries of each of these two worlds.

The theme for this edition is “bodies of water”. 

Working in interdisciplinary groups, the participants will conduct collaborative research in order to develop concepts for their art projects

Who is Inspiration Forum Lab looking for?

  • 9 participants from EU Member states with various backgrounds (artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, social scientists, environmentalists, biologists, technology innovators, etc.), who will create 3 interdisciplinary groups
  • Between 25 and 40 years old (recommended)
  • Fluent in English


  • The IF LAB programme will run for 9 months (from October 2023 to June 2024) and will be followed up by project presentations in the autumn of 2024
  • The lecture programme and workshops will take place in Jihlava, Ljubljana, Bratislava, and online
  • Each participant will receive a stipend of 600 EUR
  • Each participant will be provided accommodation and a travel contribution to the sessions in Jihlava, Ljubljana, Bratislava, and the exhibition in Prague
  • Each group will work with a production budget of 1,500 EUR

Inspiration Forum Lab application guidelines 

Deadline: 4 September 2023

Inspiration Forum Lab is organised by Ji.hlava IDFF’s Inspiration Forum, Kersnikova Institute, Sensorium, and Display – Association for Research and Collective Practice.