Artistic Network

The role of these correspondents is to liaise with their local artistic and industrial communities, - corporations, individual artists or arts organisations - in order to promote the activities of the VERTIGO project. In particular, they will highlight the opportunities for fellowships and residencies within Innovation projects, and will identify suitable matchmaking events where artists and technologists can get together and which may be sponsored or supported by VERTIGO.


(London, U.K)
The Victoria & Albert Museum is the largest museum of art and design in the world, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Founded in 1852, it holds many of the UK’s national collections and houses some of the world’s greatest resources for the study of architecture, fashion, furniture, textiles, photography, jewellery, theatre and performance, the cultures of childhood, and many more. Total visits to the V&A’s sites last year were over 3.7 million.

(Venezia, Italy)
La Biennale di Venezia” is not for profit Foundation which carries out research in the field of contemporary arts. La Biennale di Venezia organizes in Venice public exhibitions and Festivals such as the International Art Exhibition, the International Architecture Exhibition the Festival of Contemporary Dance, the Festival for Contemporary Music, and the Festival for Contemporary heater, and the Venice International Film Festival.

(Linz, Austria)
Since 1979, Ars Electronica has sought out interlinkages and congruities, causes and effects at the interface between art, technology and society. The ideas circulating here are innovative, radical, and eccentric in the best sense of that term. They influence our everyday life—our lifestyle, our way of life, every single day. The Festival as proving ground, the Prix as competition honoring excellence, the Center as a year- ‘round setting for presentation & interaction, the Futurelab as in-house R&D facility and Solutions as a business unit serving industry and economy extend their feelers throughout the realms of science and research, art and technology.

(Manchester, U.K)
Established 1995, FutureEverything is an award winning innovation agency that delivers art, design and innovation for cities, business, science and the arts. It delivers art commissions, living lab research, design for science, city service design, citizen engagement and innovation ecosystems. It is globally pioneering in the combination of ICT and art to stimulate innovation and acceptance.
Annually, FutureEverything presents internationally renowned festivals of art, ideas and invention in Manchester (UK), Moscow (RU) and Singapore (SG).

(Kalsruhe, Germany)
TheZKM| Center for Art and Media was established by the Federal State of Baden-Wurttembergand the City of Karlsruhe in 1989 as a foundation under public law. According to paragraph 2 of the Foundation Charter, the ZKM is charged with the task of facilitating extensive examination of culture and media technology, especially in the fields of imagery, music, speech and combinations thereof as an institution of research, cultural mediation and further education.

(Asturia, Spain)
The LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial Foundation is a cultural body to serve the general interest, as well as the governing body of the art centre. The aims of the Foundation as described in Article 6.1 of the statutes are “to promote and disseminate art and industrial creation through the management of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial.” LABoral is part of the European Digital Art and Science Network (EDASN), a pluriannual project cofunded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

(Prague, Czech Republic)
T.S.R.ACT is ltd. active on local, national, and international level in the intersection of newly emerging technologies, media and arts. Only during the last two years T.S.R.ACT produced more than 20 art/tech projects ranging from interactive digital installations, performances, talks and workshops. T.S.R.ACT is a fast growing excellence centre with a permanent laboratory venue open to the public for lectures and workshops

(Madrid, Spain)
FACTORÍA CULTURAL is a creative incubator and hub that promotes the development of entrepreneurial initiatives in the various fields of technology, communication and the arts, all included in the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs). FACTORÍA also welcomes charities and other non-profit associations that develop their activity in this sector.

(Londnon, U.K)
CreativeApplications.Net [CAN] was launched in October 2008 and is one of today’s most authoritative digital art blogs. The site tirelessly beat reports innovation across the field and catalogues projects, tools and platforms relevant to the intersection of art, media and technology. CAN is also known for uncovering and contextualising noteworthy work featured on the festival and gallery circuit, executed within the commercial realm or developed as academic researc

(Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Kersnikova Institute is a not-for-profit cultural institution operating in the fields of investigative art, culture and education practices focusing on the future at the nexus of art, technology and society. It is an active production platform which encourages, facilitates and showcases investigative artistic production, creates public debate and stimulates a critical understanding of the time we live in with citizen science and its own developed educational approach named ‘investigative learning’

(Riga, Latvia)
RIXC is a based center and creative lab in Riga, which actively works since the end of 90s, in the field of new media art and ICT culture. Through their artworks, festivals, exhibitions and publications they have continuously introduced innovative themes (from internet radio and locative media to techno- ecologies, and pond-battery), becoming one of the most important nodes for artistic and cultural innovation in the North European network.

(Shanghai, China)
The Technoetic Arts Studio of DeTao Master Roy Ascott provides for art, technology and consciousness research, teaching, and practice in a transdisciplinary and transcultural context. If offers a four year advanced degree in Technoetic Arts,  and doctoral research in the DeTao Node of the Planetary Collegium (Plymouth University).  The studio offers workshops, lectures, exhibitions  and conferences  to universities and arts organisations throughout China.

(Boulogne, France)
Leonardo/Olats (Association Leonardo): is the brand name for the activities of the Association Leonardo. It is the French/European sister organisation of the American-based Leonardo/ISAST which publishes the Leonardo Book Series and journals Leonardo (MIT Press) founded in 1968. Leonardo/Olats, as well as Leonardo/ISAST, have a strong, long term knowledge in documenting, publishing and disseminating art-science-technology activities, both through in print and online publications.

(Bratislava, Slovakia)
The mission of the Institute of Physics is to understand physical phenomena at the macro- and the micro scale through experimental and theoretical research. Studies are realized both on our facilities, and in collaboration with leading European and world laboratories. Current research at the Institute focuses on condensed matter physics, nuclear physics and subnuclear physics. The key research area of the institute which in terms of scientific output is most productive is the research on quantum technologies and quantum information.

(Taipei, Taiwan)
Fly Global is initiated by National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan, since 2014, in association with Digital Art Center, Taipei. We serve as a platform between Taiwan and the world to share information, strengthen national and international networks, and to develop new horizons.

(Campinas, Brazil)
The Interdisciplinary Nucleus for Sound Studies (NICS) is a pioneering research organization based at the State University of São Paulo at Campinas, in Brazil. Since its creation in 1983, it has focused on questions arising form the various points of intersection between the arts – particularly music – and the sciences. It has a long history of providing an environment in which students and academics from the fields of performers, arts and engineering can interact and work together on contemporary artistic issues and practices.

(Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
The laboratory hub NANO was established in September 2010, and operates under the Graduate and Post Graduate Program in Visual Arts from the School of Fine Arts - UFRJ. It aims to develop practical and theoretical research in arts with specific focus on its intersection with technology and science, offering laboratory space for practical and theoretical research in this thematic area.

(London, U.K)
Stromatolite LTD, and its spinoff companies Music Tech Fest and #MusicBricks, specialise in creating innovation ecosystems that unite science and art and bridge academia and industry. It has a history of creating design innovation concepts for a series of international clients including Apple, Nike and Nokia, as well as educational methodologies for the Royal College of Art Design Products, Goldsmiths MA Design Critical Practice, and a series of international creative workshops