Open Call for Artists and Designers Working in Textile Fashion

07.07.2020 |

The research project Re-FREAM is looking for artists and designers to connect with scientists on common ground to rethink the manufacturing process of the fashion industry and to co-create innovative fashion concepts together with researchers using novel production technology.

The fashion production of the future will not only be determined by technology. Fashion means aesthetics; it requires imagination, precision and a deep understanding of color and shape. Thus it will need “new aesthetics” that will bring together artists and technologists. The research project Re-FREAM invites artists and designers to develop new concepts for the future of fashion by means of new processes and aesthetics that are inclusive and sustainable. 

Over a nine-month period (January – September 2021), the 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). 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 or an associated country of the H2020 and Kosovo.

Re-FREAM is part of the STARTS initiative (Science + Technology + Arts) under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The project involves an international consortium of experienced partners regarding technology, research, fashion and design, as well as art-tech transfer expertise.

Applications should be submitted before the deadline of 30th September 2020. Further information on how to apply and how the application is assessed can be found here.

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