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 call includes the following steps:
Interested ICT R&D projects fill a form presenting their activity, technology and hosting offer.
The ICT Projects submission is available through a continuous process; submissions received after December 10th 2017 will be taken into account for the 2019 residencies call (foreseen deadline: December 2018)
Then artists are 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.
Producers interested in presenting their offer will be invited to fill an online submission form.
An interdisciplinary jury will select the best project.
For each residency, a co-production contract will be signed between all concerned parties.
Link to the co-production contract templates: