Within the Prize, Art is assigned the role of catalyst that propagates scientific and technological knowledge and skills among the general public and triggers innovative processes.
The annual STARTS Prize gives visibility to collaborations between artists and industry for new pathways to innovation, and to artistic exploration of technology altering the use, deployment and perception of technology.
Duration: Annual, in September
Coordinator: ARS ELECTRONICA (AS)
Partners: BOZAR (BE), WAAG (NL)
Management Contact Person: Veronika Liebl, Veronika.Liebl@ars.electronica.art
See here how the jury managed to meet "slightly" differently this year and analyse the 2020 applications.
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See more on STARTS PRIZE website
Research Project: Identifying successful STARTS methodologies
In early 2019 an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Wolverhampton led by Denise Doyle, were awarded funds to join the STARTS Prize initiative co-ordinated by Ars Electronica on behalf of the European Commission.
Over the course of the last year the team have conducted research into the Winners and Honorary Mentions of the STARTS Prize to see how collaborations succeed, with the aim to further understand how successful projects engage across Science, Arts, and Technology, and the ways in which this can be used effectively to address issues outlined by Horizon 2020 (sustainability, innovation, education, inclusion).
The team would be hosting a variety of internal and external events throughout their research including a conference hosted at the University of Wolverhampton on the 1st and 2nd July 2020, but the event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. The organisation team left a note for you:
"We are writing to inform anyone that was involved with the ‘Identifying Successful STARTS Methodologies’ Conference and accompanying exhibition on the 1st and 2nd July 2020, that the event willl now be postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope to reschedule the event at a later date and we will be sure to keep you informed with further updates. We do hope those who we are contacted are able to participate in the event when rearranged and we thank you everyone already for your involvement and for your contributions.
We are continuing with our research in the meantime and will be sure to update you on our progress, as well as the new date of the conference when this has been confirmed."
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