Residencies program

VERTIGO STARTS Artistic Residencies Program

The VERTIGO STARTS Artistic Residencies Program organises collaborations between artists and research and development (R&D) projects in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). VERTIGO is funded under the H2020 European STARTS initiative, innovation at the nexus of Science Technology, and the ARTS. STARTS promotes the arts as catalysts for efficient conversion of science and technology knowledge into products, services, and processes. To achieve this objective, VERTIGO is organizing and funding artist residencies within ICT R&D projects.

The program is organised in 3 yearly open calls for proposals which will be selected by an international jury. A total budget of 900.000 € is allocated by VERTIGO for funding the participation of artists in at least 45 residencies. The selected artists will contribute to the innovative aspects of ICT R&D projects’ research by bringing original perspectives through artistic practices. Those practices should naturally lead to an original artwork based on the project technology featuring novel use-cases with a high potential for innovation. VERTIGO will also act as a platform to showcase produced works to the public and actors of innovation.

The 2017 call includes the following steps:

R&D projects interested in the program are invited to fill an online submission form until April 14th (10:00 CET). More details on the expected benefits for projects and process: requirements and submission process

The submission platform for artistic residencies applications will open on April 14th. Artists will be invited to choose an R&D project from the ones available and make a proposal for an original artwork based on its technology that addresses its innovation challenges. Artists may apply alone or with a third party “Producer” who acts as the host of the artistic production: further details of the process

Producers interested in presenting their offer will be invited to fill an online submission form.

The submission platform will close on May 14th (15:00 CET).

An interdisciplinary jury will select the best projects and publish its selection by July 2017.

The first residencies will start from September 2017. For each residency, a co-production contract will be signed between all concerned parties.

Link to the co-production contract templates:

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