Open Call for Artists to the Summer School (Italy) leading to the 2019 Resonances III Festival

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission has a strong interest in working with the arts as part of its multi-disciplinary support to EU policy making. The JRC intends to activate rapprochement between the arts and the sciences of the last decades in its daily practice. To that end it established a project in art and science: SciArt.

SciArt investigates this growing movement and to map these changes on a philosophical, scientific and artistic level.The festival aims at fostering awareness and stimulating new thinking/sensing at the border between science, art and society through the production of corelated works by artists, nurtured by the dialogues with scientists.

 The upcoming 2019 edition "Resonances III" focuses on Big Data: the challenges of generating, storing, sharing, selling, analysing, using, misusing, hacking, etc., large data sets of all kinds. 

The JRC will organise a Resonances summer school in Ispra, Italy, on 25 to 29 June 2018. Loosely divided between:

- a theoretical part in the first two days, 25 and 26 June; and

- a workshop putting together artists, scientists and policy makers in the last three days, from 27 to 29 June. 

The organisers are looking for artists working at the intersection between art and the sciences, with a proven capacity to integrate scientific elements into their own artistic practice. Artists, artist duos, creative professionals and educational projects open to collaboration with scientists and scientific projects are welcome to submit their portfolio. 

Artists selected for the Summer School will receive a daily allowance of €94 plus reimbursement of travel and stay. They will moreover be paid for three days with the scheme of the European Commission's Expert Database. 

After the summer school the invited artists will be asked to write a report on their experiences and to submit one or more proposals in collaboration with JRC scientists. The proposals are going to be judged according to the criteria detailed in the following paragraph, applicable on the participation to the School as well as on the eventual proposals arising out of it. The selected proposals are going to be realised and included in the 2019 Resonances III Festival, to be held in the autumn of that year. 

Deadline: 15 April 2018

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