July 27, 2016 | 1:30 pm

With the aim of encouraging novel usage of its space and equipment, the Jacobs Institute has launched an artist residency program, set to welcome its first artists-in-residence in fall 2016. The program, which is open to all Berkeley students, invites artists and experimenters to propose projects that push the boundaries of what can be made in a makerspace.

The Jacobs Institute will provide complimentary access to Jacobs Hall’s studios and equipment (including 3D printers, electronics tools, and much more), as well as a $1000 materials stipend and opportunities for engagement with the Jacobs Institute community. Artists-in-residence will spend dedicated time working in Jacobs Hall and will participate in events like the end-of-semester Jacobs Design Showcase, adding new voices to the Jacobs Institute’s interdisciplinary ecosystem.

Applications for the fall semester are open through August 14.