How (and when) to apply
Send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org (where you can ask questions, if any, as well):
- A 200 word visionary statement (no more!) in English on personal thoughts about technology shifts in health, medicine and wellbeing; an artistic idea, a metaphorical story, a philosophical or ethical perspective. Let us know why this is part of your work or why you are interested in the topic. Be concise and to the point.
- A link to a video statement about your motivation and vision for a contribution to SPARKS. The video is supposed to be no longer than 5 min. Upload the video to a video platform or dropbox and include the link into your email.
- A link to your website including your CV and portfolio
- Contact information: a phone number, skype contact, email address.
- In the subject line include the words: Sparks – your name
The deadline to submit is September 23rd, 2015 (23:59 UCT +2). Ars Electronica will notify the selected applicants within 2 weeks after the closing of the open call.
In a case you are selected, you get:
- Artist fee, travel and accommodation: € 7,500
- Production Budget: € 20,000 for four identical copies of the artwork.
Participants must make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation to and from Linz. However, the organizers can provide suggestions for hotels in the area, though they will not provide bookings.
Sparks is an ambitious awareness-raising and engagement European project (Horizon 2020-funded) that aims at promoting the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) amongst citizens and other stakeholders in 29 European countries (28 Member States of the European Union and Switzerland). The project also involves data collection and analysis to examine citizens’ perception of RRI as well as partners’ learning experience as regards the development of new participatory formats. As a result, a Toolkit on how to best engage society in RRI the field of Health will be produced.
Policy recommendations will be issued in order to foster appropriate policies towards more transparent, open and participatory research and innovation at EU, national, regional and local levels.
Sparks associates 33 influential actors from 29 European countries. The project’s core partners include the European Network of Science Centres and Museums (AEESTI/ Ecsite, the Leader), Science Museum London, Copernicus Science Centre, Bonn Science Shop, Ars Electronica, the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN), Living Knowledge (international network of Science Shops), Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD), European University Cyprus, ESSRG, Institute of Social Innovations (ISI), Universitatea Sapientia din Cluj-Napoca – Labworm Science Shop at Sapienta University at the Faculty of Science Miercurea Ciuc (LSSSU), Neulogy a.s., Groussgasmaschinn (Luxembourg Science Center), Universitá della Svizzera italiana L’ideatorio (IUSI) and KEA European Affairs (KEA).
Find out more HERE.