Call for brain-inspired art submissions

The Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science seeks to commission student work that engages with the theme of “brain science.” The Carney Institute represents 19 departments across the university and includes disciplines ranging from neuroscience to engineering to philosophy. We are seeking brain-inspired artwork. This can be an interpretation of thought process, an illustration of the complexity of the human brain, or your own interpretation of brain science.

The Carney Institute has recently moved into its new home at 164 Angell Street and is looking to display artwork that celebrates the interdisciplinary field of brain science. The chosen artists will work with the Carney Institute to develop their pieces, which will be displayed in the Institute. The facility includes about 6,500 square feet of usable space which is a combination of research labs, postdoc/grad student study areas, innovation zone, kitchenette, and seminar space.

The Institute welcomes submissions from students in all disciplines. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. February 22, 2019. Selected artists will be contacted by March 8, 2019. Size of commission will be proportional to the scope of the proposed project.

To submit, please use this form. Contact Kristin Webster at [email protected] with any questions, or to request to visit the space.

Guidelines Eligibility:

  • Must be a Brown or Brown-RISD dual student
  • Submissions in all media are welcome, although 2D and 3D pieces are preferred