On behalf of the European Commission, Ars Electronica in collaboration with BOZAR and Waag Society issues an open call for entries to a competition that determined the second recipients of STARTS, prestigious and—with two €20,000 prizes—highly endowed awards. Expressly encouraged are innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art.
The European Commission cordially invites artists, scientists and technicians, teams, collectives and firms to take part in this year’s STARTS Prize competition. Entries are now being accepted. 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 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. Entries for 2017 STARTS Prize consideration may be submitted online beginning today, January 11th; the deadline is March 3rd. There is no entry fee.