STARTS Prize Trophy by Nick Ervinck (BE) / Credit: Ars Electronica / Martin Hieslmair

S+T+ARTS Prize 2024 – Open Call

Grand prize of the European Commission honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts

Extended submission deadline: March 11, 2024!

The S+T+ARTS yearly competition is back to award two innovative projects at the nexus of science, technology and the arts that have what it takes to make a significant impact on economic and social innovation. Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: The emphasis of both prizes lies on the creative appropriation and employment of technologies as well as the search for unique constellations of collaboration from the STARTS fields.

Grand Prize – Innovative Collaboration

Honors innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the artistic (and creative) sectors that open up new avenues for innovation.

Grand Prize – Artistic Exploration

Honors artistic research and works whose adoption by the arts has great potential to influence or change the use, application, or perception of technology

Winners will be prominently featured at Ars Electronica  and other events of the consortium partners INOVA+, French Tech Grand Provence, Media Solutions Center Baden-Württemberg, Salzburg Festival, Sonar, T6Ecosystems and Kustodie at TUD Dresden University of Technology.

January 9, 2024Submission phase for S+T+ARTS Prize 2024 begins
March 11, 2024Extended Submission deadline
April 25 – 28, 2024Jury Meeting
September 4 – 8, 2024Exhibition and talks at the Ars Electronica Festival

What can be submitted?

  • Groundbreaking collaborations and projects driven by both technology and the arts. Purely artistic or technologically driven projects are not the focus of this competition.
  • All forms of artistic works and practices with a strong link to innovation in technology, business and/or society; furthermore, S+T+ARTS is not restricted to a particular genre such as media art and digital art.
  • All types of technological and scientific research and development that has been inspired by art or involves artists as catalysts of novel thinking.
  • The jury is looking forward to receiving submissions from a broad variety of fields and disciplines. Among others, projects from the areas of new media applications, human computer interaction, machine learning, biotechnology, art & science, green technologies, material research, smart cities and citizen empowerment, robotics, quantum technology and many more are very welcome to apply.
  • For inspiration, have a look at our broad range of winners, honorary mentions and nominations of the past years.