Nurturing dynamic investigations into the intersections of arts and science.

The AxS Incubator is a residency program that will provide midcareer artists with opportunities to develop new ideas, new methods and even new raw materials by forging deep connections to Pasadena’s remarkable array of scientific, research, technological, design, and cultural assets.

Residents are nominated by an advisory committee and selected by the host institution.

The AxS Incubator is funded in part by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pasadena Art Alliance.

Partners

Upcoming – Partner

Art Center

Resident: Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand

ArtCenter College of Design offers a new model for art and design education in the 21st century. Our visionary approach is based on the College’s conservatory-like approach to teaching and learning; a desire for rich, intercultural and transdisciplinary dialogue; and a mandate to provide students innovative learning and making spaces.

Visit Website
Upcoming – Partner

The Carnegie Observatories

Resident: Christopher O’Leary

Carnegie astronomers continue to play a pivotal role in studying and understanding the early universe. Pat McCarthy, Eric Persson, Alan Dressler, Dan Kelson, Gus Oemler, John Mulchaey, and Carnegie Fellow Mike Gladders have been using the telescopes at Las Campanas, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray telescope to study distant galaxies clusters of galaxies.

Visit Website
Upcoming – Partner

CalArts

Resident: Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand

CalArts teaches artists to develop the skills and personal drive to reach their creative potential, question received ideas and expand forms of knowledge and experience in the world. CalArts challenges artists to create work that matters globally to the state of culture today and in the future.

Visit Website
Upcoming – Partner

Desert Studies Center

Resident: Lawrence English

The Desert Studies Center provides the opportunity for individuals and groups to conduct research, receive instruction, and experience the desert environment.

Visit Website
Upcoming – Partner

Dickinson Lab/Caltech

Resident: Sarah Rara

The Dickinson Lab studies the neural and biomechanical basis of behavior in the fruit fly, Drosophila. We strive to build an integrated model of behavior that incorporates an understanding of morphology, neurobiology, muscle physiology, physics, and ecology.

Visit Website
Upcoming – Partner

Goentoro Lab/Caltech

Resident: Sarah Rara

We are curious about how biological systems are built. We want to understand the engineering principles and molecular mechanisms of how things are built and how things function. In the lab, we study multiple scales of biological organization, from small protein circuits, signaling pathways, developmental programs, to organisms.

Visit Website
Upcoming – Partner

LIGO/Caltech

Resident: Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is designed to open the field of gravitational-wave astrophysics through the direct detection of gravitational waves predicted by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.

Visit Website
Upcoming – Partner

The Shed Research Institute

Resident: Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand

The Shed Research Institute is the multidisciplinary art, research, curatorial, and design studio of Jeff Cain.

Visit Website
Upcoming – Partner

VOLUME

Resident: Lawrence English

VOLUME is a collective of creative individuals dedicated to presenting time-based work by emerging and established artists engaged in sound based practices, including performance, experimental music, field recording, voice, radio, movement, and technology.

Visit Website