STARTS Prize 2017 – Grand prize of the European Commission honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts
STARTS honors projects that demonstrate the successful interplay of science, technology and art and that have the potential to contribute to economic and social innovation. The European Commission’s STARTS Prize initiative targets projects and people that can make meaningful contributions to mastering the social, ecological and economic challenges that Europe now faces.
The European Commission cordially invites artists, scientists and technicians, teams, collectives and firms to take part in this year’s STARTS Prize competition.
The competition is divided into two categories:
- artistic works that influence the way we look at technology
- very promising forms of collaboration between the private sector and the world of art and culture
The two prizewinners each receive €20,000 and will be prominently featured at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, the BOZAR Electronic Arts Festival in Brussels and at the Waag Society in Amsterdam. An international jury convenes on April 10th to choose the winning projects, which will be presented at a press conference in early May. The official awards ceremony is set for September 8th in conjunction with the Prix Ars Electronica Gala in Linz.
Application deadline: March 3th 2017. There is no entry fee.
Information and application: Starts Prize 2017