Deadline: March 13, 2016
The European Commission, Ars Electronica invites applications for the STARTS prize which selects 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 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.
This prize is open to:
- Artists or artists’ collectives from throughout the world; in other words, STARTS is not limited to citizens of EU-member states.
- Scientists and business people worldwide
Any of the following could be submitted for this prize
- Trailblazing forms of collaboration and projects characterized by both technology and art; strictly artistically or strictly technologically oriented projects are not what STARTS is looking for.
- Any and all artistic works and practices having to do with innovation in the areas of technology, business and/or society; furthermore, STARTS is not restricted to a particular genre such as media art and digital art.
- Technological and scientific research projects that are inspired by art or in which artists are involved—this includes but is not limited to information & communications technology
Two €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 Enter
- Please register to get to the online submission.
- Add material like photos, texts and videos to your submission.
- When you have uploaded all your files, please click „finalize submission“ – then you are on board!
There is no fee to enter the STARTS Prize 2016 competition. All STARTS Prize 2016 winners will be notified by May 10, 2016 at the latest.