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

February 27, 2018

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 flagship initiative of the project is the Resonances Festival, which brings together artists, scientists and policymakers around themes central to the JRC and the European Commission.
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.

Resonances Festival 2019: Big Data Concept

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.

Resonances Summer School – Festival

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.

Open Call

The JRC is 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.

All applications should be sent to no later than 15th April 2018.