European Digital Deal is a three-year investigation co-funded by Creative Europe into how the accelerated, yet at times unconsidered adoption of new technologies – such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain and algorithmic processing – can alter or undermine democratic processes.
As one part of its programme of activities, European Digital Deal is now calling on artists interested in exploring the deep entanglement between new technologies and democracy to apply for one of 12 residencies. Each of the 12 residencies is linked to one consortium partner:
- Ars Electronica (AT).
- Gluon (BE).
- Kersnikova Institute (SI).
- LABoral (ES).
- Onassis Stegi (EL).
- Pro Progessione (HU).
- Sineglossa (IT).
- Center for the Promotion of Science (CPN)(RS).
- The Culture Yard (DK).
- Waag (NL) is offering 2 residencies.
- Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation (FZC) / Etopia (ES).
Artists are invited to investigate a range of topics, from the notion of truth in the information age shaped by algorithms, biases in AI, techno-anxiety, and the digital divides arising as a result of digitalisation to new forms of surveillance, intelligence, living, citizenship, or work.
- Individual artists or duos/groups/collectives.
- Artists that have produced enough artworks for the jury to assess their artistic experience. Previous experience collaborating with companies and/or research institutions will be valued but is not a condition for participation.
- Citizens or permanent residents of all EU and non-EU countries.
The selected artists will receive a 25,000 EUR grant to complete their project, the support of the group of experts around each residency, access to mentorship through an incubation programme, and the chance to show their work at Ars Electronica Festival, Onassis Stegi, and Laboral among many other locations.