STARTS Prize 2018 Open Call | Leonardo/ISAST

STARTS Prize 2018 Open Call

Dates or Deadline: 
11 January 2018 to 2 March 2018
Organized by: 
Ars Electronica, BOZAR, Waag Society; on behalf of the European Commission
Contact: 
Florina Costamoling
City: 
Linz
Country: 
Austria

Grand prize of the European Commission honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts

Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are issuing a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts.

Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what’s called for if we’re to master the social, ecological and economic challenges that Europe will be facing in the near future. The role of artists thus is no longer seen to be just about propagating scientific and technological knowledge and skills among the general public but much more as a kind of catalyst that can inspire and trigger innovative processes. The artistic practice of creative exploration and experimental appropriation of new technologies has a wide reaching potential to contribute to the development of new products and new economic, social and business models. Accordingly, the STARTS Prize focuses on artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and on innovative forms of collaboration between the ICT sector and the world of art and culture.

Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts:

  • Grand Prize — Artistic Exploration

Awarded for artistic exploration and art works where appropriation by the arts has a strong potential to influence or alter the use, deployment or perception of technology.

  • Grand Prize — Innovative Collaboration

Awarded for innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the arts that opens new pathways for innovation.

Submission phase ends on March 2, 2018!

More information: https://starts-prize.aec.at/en/

Contact:

Florina Costamoling

Producer EU Projects / STARTS Prize at Ars Electronica

starts-prize@aec.at