S+T+ARTS EC(H)O Residency Programme Seeks Artists

The S+T+ARTS EC(H)O initiative is launching a residency programme that offers funding and support for artists to develop innovative solutions blending art, science, and technology to tackle societal and environmental issues

By Creatives Unite Newsroom
May 20, 2024

The S+T+ARTS EC(H)O project has announced a call for artists to participate in its Residency Programme. The initiative, which is part of the larger S+T+ARTS (Science, Technology and the Arts) movement, aims to promote ecologically conscious and human-compatible digital technology through collaborative projects that drive social, green, and digital transformation.

The S+T+ARTS EC(H)O Residency Programme will select 10 artists or artist collectives to take part in a 13-month residency starting in December 2024. The selected artists will receive a funding package of up to 40,000 EUR, guidance and support from the Residency Host Institutions, access to expert networks, and participation in a comprehensive incubation programme to help accelerate the impact of their projects.

The residencies will be hosted in Germany, Austria, and France, with each host institution defining specific challenges for the artists to address. These challenges span areas such as data visualization, high-performance computing, digital twins, clean technology, artificial intelligence, and bio and life sciences. Artists are invited to submit proposals that respond to these challenges, incorporating their creative perspectives to develop innovative solutions.

"Through the S+T+ARTS EC(H)O Residency Programme, we aim to harness the power of artistic creativity to tackle pressing societal and environmental issues," writes the residency outline. "By bringing together artists, scientists, and technologists, we believe we can unlock new ways of understanding and addressing the complex challenges of our time."

The call for applications is open until June 30, 2024, with the selected artists to be announced in September 2024. Interested artists can find more information, including the full list of challenges and application details, on the S+T+ARTS website.

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