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STARTS Prize 2017

Call for Entries

Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica in cooperation with BOZAR and Waag Society is launching an international 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 is an open call for entries in conjunction with the STARTS initiative launched by the European Commission. The name stands for innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology and the Arts.

Two prizes - EUR 20,000 each - will be bestowed this year:

  • one for artistic exploration and projects in which the artistic approach has significant potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived; and
  • one for innovative cooperative ventures teaming up industry/technology and art (and cultural and creative sectors in general) in ways that open up new paths for innovation.

This competition specifically seeks:

  • trailblazing forms of collaboration and projects essentially 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; this competition is not limited to a particular genre such as media art and digital art;
  • all forms of technological and scientific research that are inspired by art or in which artists are integrated as catalysts of new ways of seeing things; this includes but is not limited to information and communications technology;
  • artists or artists' collectives, creative professionals, researchers and companies throughout the world; this competition is not limited to citizens of EU-member states;
  • a project may be submitted for prize consideration simultaneously to the STARTS competition as well as a Prix Ars Electronica category (Computer Animation/Film/VFX, Digital Musics and Sound Art or Hybrid Art).

The entry deadline is 3 March 2017.

STARTS Initiative: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/ict-art-starts-platform

STARTS Prize: starts-prize.aec.at

For more information, please visit the Ars Electronica Blog at cdn.mlwrx.com/sys/r.aspx?sub=scsjX_Sw7DT&link=8zNu