Re-FREAM is a research project that invites artists and designers to connect with scientists on common ground to rethink the manufacturing process of the fashion industry.
Re-FREAM is looking for artists and designers to co-create innovative fashion concepts together with researchers using novel production technology. Over a nine-month period (January – September 2021), these hybrid teams will embark on a co-research and co-creation journey guided by a specific Art/Tech collaboration methodology in which they will experience some of the most powerful technologies from some of the world’s most cutting-edge labs across three thematic hubs: additive manufacturing (Hub Linz), smart textiles (Hub Berlin) and sustainable finishing (Hub Valencia). The goal is to develop new concepts for the future of fashion by means of new processes and aesthetics that are inclusive and sustainable. Re-FREAM is part of the STARTS initiative (Science + Technology + Arts) under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Awarded artists will receive a grant of 55,000 Euros.
Applicants must be a SME (under the EU definition), a start-up, self-employed or professional freelancers legally established as a business under the national law and based in an EU member state (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom) or an associated country of the H2020 (Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Ukraine, Tunisia, Georgia and Armenia) and Kosovo.