STARTS Residencies


STARTS (Science, Technology and the ARTS) initiative, launched by the European Commission – DG CONNECT – promotes the inclusion of artists in innovation projects funded in H2020. It aims to remove the boundaries between art and engineering to stimulate creativity and innovation.

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STARTS Residencies is one of the STARTS Pillars. This programme is to support and fund between 2017 and 2020, 45 artistic residencies that bring original artistic contributions to technology-based research projects. During each STARTS Residency, a tech project collaborates with an artist, leading to the creation of an original artwork, and to the development of the innovative aspects of the tech research. A grant (up to 30,000€) is awarded to the artist of each START Residency as a contribution to her/his involvement in the residencies programme. Additional support to the residency can also be brought by a producer.

Consortium members: ArtShare, École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Fraunhofer Group Information and Communication Technologies, French Tech Culture, Inova+, Ircam, Libelium.