The European Commission’s STARTS Prize was established in 2016 and is organized by Ars Electronica. From April 23 to 25, the virtual jury meeting took place, where a five-member jury selects 2 winning projects, 10 Honorary Mentions and another 18 Nominations from all the submissions. Ars Electronica spoke with jury members Francesca Bria and Nicola Triscott about the importance of the award, diversity and the big issues of the future.
This podcast accompanies the spring 2021 MPT: Clean Hands: Focus on the Pandemic in Europe. This focus section includes a poems from the StAnza ‘Windowswap’ project – pairing up poets to share photos of the views from their windows and then respond in poetry form to their partner’s view.
Government support for the cultural sector to help it recover from the impact of COVID-19 has resulted in more cultural sector jobs predicted through to 2026, and the sector performing better than forecast.
Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, has welcomed the reopening of Ireland’s National Cultural Institutions, along with galleries, museums and libraries across the country. Many of these cultural attractions welcomed their first visitors back following several months of closure due to COVID-19 public health measures.
With the beginning of this week, and after months of closure, Italian museums, theaters and cinemas have reopened their doors in most of the country’s regions. And with a €6.7 billion ($8 billion) plan, Italy’s Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini is now intending to relaunch the entire sector. “Culture will give a great contribution to the country’s recovery,” he announced.
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