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.
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.