STARTS Prize by the European Commission Ars Electronica

Deadline: 13 March 2016
Open to: innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art
Award: two 20,000 EUR cash grants

Description

Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica is launching 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. This follows the launch of a new activity in the European Commission named STARTS: Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS.

The “STARTS Prize” aims to showcase and celebrate visions and achievements at the interface between innovation and creation—driven by both science/technology and the arts as well as to honor the inspiring individuals and teams behind these achievements. By opening it to artists, creative professionals, researchers and companies from all over the world, the STARTS Prize targets to expand everyone’s horizon in order to work on new ideas and showcase best-practice examples. This international prize will highlight Europe’s power as a breeding ground for innovation and creative excellence.

Eligibility

Requirements for materials/documentation:

  • A video documentary (approximately 3 minutes in length);
  • Images (JPG, TIF, BMP, PNG) at the highest possible resolution; compressed files (such as .zip or .lzh files) are unacceptable;
  • A clear, detailed description of the artistic concept, the form of interaction and technical implementation; since specific prerequisites have to be fulfilled for an onsite presentation to take place (e.g. in conjunction with the Ars Electronica Festival), the project’s specifications as to hardware & software and spatial requirements should be as detailed as possible. Moreover, the entrant must specify what he/she can provide on his/her own in order to stage such an onsite presentation, and what must necessarily be furnished by Ars Electronica Linz;
  • A printable portrait photo and a biography of the artist;
  • At the entrant’s option, additional material such as images, documents and drawings (as PNG or PDF) can also be submitted.

Award

Two EUR 20,000 cash grants will be awarded in conjunction with the STARTS Prize 2016: one for artistic research and thus for projects that have the potential to influence and change the mode of application, development and perception of technologies; and one for cooperative ventures teaming up industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation.

How to apply?

In order to apply, register here.

If you have any questions, write to: [email protected]

For further information, please visit the official website.

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