GRIN S+T+ARTS Residencies on the Digital and Ecological Transition in Europe

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GRIN S+T+ARTS Residencies on the Digital and Ecological Transition in Europe

GRIN invites artists to apply to explore the integration of technology and art to create sustainable solutions, Deadline: June 26, 2023.

S+T+ARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to encourage partnerships between science, technology, and the arts, recognizing the tremendous potential for creative innovation that emerges from their convergence. This kind of innovation is vital to address the social, ecological, and economic challenges facing Europe in the coming years. The initiative emphasizes the equal relevance of scientists, tech experts, and artists in the innovation process, as they influence and enrich each other's perspectives and practices.

As part of the S+T+ARTS initiative, the S+T+ARTS Residency Programmes facilitate collaborations at the intersections of science, technology, and the arts, leading to pioneering results in creativity and innovation.

The Art-driven innovation for digital and green transition in European Regions (GRIN) is a preparatory action under the S+T+ARTS initiative, aiming to organize 12 artistic residencies in Austria, Italy, Portugal, and Finland, focused on effective solutions and cases for the digital and green transition.

Art-driven innovation for digital and green transition in European Regions (GRIN) is a STARTS regional centres preparatory action that aims to develop effective solutions for the digital and ecological transition in Europe, with a focus on Upper Austria, Emilia-Romagna, Aveiro, Porto District, and North Ostrobothnia.

GRIN is now looking for artists to explore the development of solutions that can address the digital and ecological transition in Europe. The GRIN residencies are focused on addressing four main themes, which include Green and Blue Infrastructure, Circular Solutions, Climate Neutrality, and Well-Being and Sustainable Living.

The themes are further divided into specific topics for each region:

  • GRIN Residencies in Linz, Austria: Hatred on the Internet, The Climate Crisis, Well-Being of young people.
  • GRIN Residencies in Bologna, Italy: Supercomputing, Quantum and Digital Twin.
  • GRIN Residencies in Porto, Portugal – AR Contemporary Theatre.
  • GRIN Residencies in Aveiro, Portugal – Drone technologies for biodiversity.
  • GRIN Residencies in Oulu, Finland – Sound and Print.

Artists who are interested in applying for the GRIN residencies can select a specific topic and region for their project proposals, with residencies hosted by local GRIN partners.

The aim of the residencies is to produce an art-driven experiment of stimulating the uptake of digital technologies, either by EU citizens and companies, to address social, business and sustainability challenges. Outcomes of the residencies should represent a technical demonstrator of the technology proposed, coupled with the artistic demonstrator of the novel usage scenario proposed by the artist.

The final result would be an artwork in the form of an artistic demonstration e.g. performance, video, sculpture, immersive experience, digital artistic assets.

12 artists will be selected for six-month residencies. Funding per artist is 40,000 EUR.

Deadline: 26 June 2023.

Artists, pairs of artists (artist groups) or artistic studios in the form of SMEs from all over the world are welcome to submit their proposals. Interested artists and pairs of artists-SMEs will be able to submit their application through the online application form at any time for the duration of the open call. Applicants should fill in the online form in English. In this platform, individual artists, groups of artists or art studios in the form of SMEs will be able to answer the questions and upload the documents asked in order to submit the proposal. Materials can be sent as annexes to the application in so far as their relevance is described in the application.

For any doubts or questions, you can reach GRIN by email at [email protected].

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