MediaFutures is a project supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. MedieaFuture has a duration of three years, the program aims to contribute to high quality media activities by establishing a data-driven innovation hub to offer support and funding for artists and start-ups.
There are three open calls, two of them especially for artists, by MediaFutures to which artists and start-ups can apply to until 28 January 2021: Artists for media, start-ups for citizens and start-up meets artist.
Artists for media: MediaFutures is looking for artists with an innovative artwork concept and production process through which the artist explores data and technology questions and comments on the impact on society during a six month long residency program.
Start-up meets artist: MediaFutures is looking for artists who want to create new concepts of data technology and art during a six month mixed accelerator and residency program.
The selected artists will get a grant of 30.000€ and start-ups can get up to 80.000€.
MediaFutures is a transnational European data innovation hub that brings together start-ups, SMEs and artists in the media value chain to expand on standard models and comes up with unconventional ways for people to engage with quality journalism, science education and democratic processes. It aims to create products, services, digital artworks and experiences that will reshape the media value chain through innovative, inclusive and participatory applications of data and user-generated content. To fulfil this aim it will support 51 start-ups or SMEs and 43 artists through a total of three Open Calls in the coming three years, distributing a total amount of €2.5M. It will support the selected applicants through a 6-month acceleration (start-ups & SMEs)/ residency (artists) programme including funding, mentoring and training.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)