STARTS Prize 2016 – Open Call

Ars Electronica issues an open call for entries to a competition that will determine the first recipients of STARTS (Science + Technology + Arts), prestigious and—with two €20,000 grants—highly endowed awards. Expressly encouraged are innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art.

DEADLINE: March 4, 2016

Source: Ars Electronica

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.

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.

Details and application [web]

Call for Residency Applications – Djerassi Resident Artists Program

The 2017 Scientific Delirium Madness is a collaborative initiative of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST) and Djerassi Resident Artists Program (DRAP). Empiricism and intuition are not mutually exclusive. The goal of the project is to explore and expand how the creativity of scientists and artists are connected.

DEADLINE: March 15, 2016

Applications are welcome for the 2017 Scientific Delirium Madness, a 29-day residency (June 28 to July 26) at the Djerassi retreat that seeks to explore and expand how the creativity of scientists and artists are connected. Scientists selected must be involved in significant art-related research and/or be practicing a form of art and/or have original ideas on how to integrate aspects of art and science. Likewise, artists selected must have work influenced by the sciences: biology, chemistry, physics, math, and environmental or agricultural science. A strong sense of play and experimentation is essential.

Details and Application [web]