Prix Ars Electronica 2016 is now staring the Open Call
The categories in 2016 are Computer Animation / Film / VFX, Interactive Art +, and Digital Communities. The u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category is for youngsters under age 19 in Austria. The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition. Winners are awarded the coveted Golden Nica statuette, prize money ranging up to € 10,000 per category and an opportunity to showcase their talents at the famed Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.
On behalf of the European Commission, Ars Electronica hereby issues an open call for entries to a competition that will determine the first recipients of STARTS, prestigious and—with two €20,000 grants—highly endowed awards. Expressly encouraged are innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art.
Projects submitted to a Prix Ars Electronica category can also be considered for the STARTS Prize.
Two prizes – eu 20,000 each – will be bestowed this year: One for artistic exploration and projects in which the artistic approach has significant potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived, and one for innovative cooperative ventures teaming up industry/technology and art (and cultural & creative sectors in general) in ways that open up new paths for innovation.
This competition specifically seeks: Trailblazing forms of collaboration and projects essentially characterized by both technology and art; strictly artistically or strictly technologically oriented projects are not what STARTS is looking for. Any and all artistic works and practices having to do with innovation in the areas of technology, business and/or society. This competition is not limited to a particular genre such as media art and digital art. All forms of technological and scientific research that are inspired by art or in which artists are integrated as catalysts of new ways of seeing things. This includes but is not limited to information & communications technology.Artists or artists\’ collectives, creative professionals, researchers and companies throughout the world. This competition is not limited to citizens of EU-member states.
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