STRP CALL TO ACT

STRP Award for Creative Technology (ACT) is an awards series connecting the worlds of creative arts and technology.

Photo: LJOS - FUSE, STRP Biennial 2015 © Hanneke Wetzer

STRP Award for Creative Technology (ACT)

The STRP Award for Creative Technology (ACT) is a new awards series connecting the worlds of creative arts and technology. During STRP Biënnale 2017, an award of 30.000 euro will be presented to an established talent to develop a new work with. Next to that there will be two awards, each worth 15,000 euro, for new works developed by young talents.
The deadline for entry is midnight 15 January, 2017.

Are you an artist, designer, coder or hacker with a fascination for creative technology? Do you have a project you want to realize without delay? Then it’s time to ACT.
With the brand new STRP Award for Creative Technology (ACT), STRP supports creative thinkers and makers with vision and imagination. During STRP Biënnale, held March 24 to April 2 2017, STRP ACT will put its shoulders under the production and presentation of new innovative projects by providing substantial budget and supervision. These projects have to align with STRP’s theme: Senses & Sensors.

STRP Biënnale 2017: Senses & Sensors
Senses & Sensors revolves around perception: how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. How we absorb and comprehend what we see, and how rapidly progressing technological advances expand and augment our perceptions. Senses & Sensors fuses the biological and the digital, human and machine, from a cultural viewpoint, placing interaction and immersion front and center.

STRP Biënnale manifests multitudes of creative technology for curious people. In it’s decade-long existence, STRP has been a bastion for stimulating installations, pioneering music, experimental performances and strong voices. With 30.000 visitors in ten days, STRP takes over the historic Philips Klokgebouw in Eindhoven.

STRP positions Eindhoven and the region of Noord-Brabant as intersections where the present becomes the future and vice versa. STRP ACT’s creative partners are Brabant C, Sint Trudo and Park Strijp Beheer.

STRP ACT I

Two grants worth 15.000 euro each for a new project by young talent or collective. To fit the criterium, you have to be graduated as an artist or designer (as either a bachelor or master) a maximum of five years prior and live in the EU. Each entrant can submit only one project plan.

The prize money will fund all estimated realization costs, including development, materials, (rented) equipment, fee (no more than 20% of the total budget), travel and accommodation. The resulting works will become part of STRP Agency, meaning that STRP will actively work in close collaboration with the maker to further distribute and promote his or her work over a five year period, within the festival’s international network.

STRP ACT II

One grant worth 30.000 euro for a project by an established talent or collective living in the EU. Makers or collectives can only submit one project plan each. The prize money will fund all estimated realization costs, including development, materials, (rented) equipment, fee, travel and accommodation.The resulting works will become part of STRP Agency, meaning that STRP will actively work in close collaboration with the maker to further distribute and promote his or her work over a five year period, within the festival’s international network.

SUBMIT YOUR ACT

STRP invites makers to submit a proposal for a new work of art or design that fits the theme of Senses & Sensors.

STRP will accept submissions for ACT till midnight 15 January, 2017. An international jury will review all submitted plans and select the winning proposals. The winners will be made public by STRP on 30 January, 2017. The winning projects will be included in the STRP Biënnale, from Friday 24 March to Sunday 2 April, 2017.

To submit, please send a description of the proposed work along with two to four images that illustrate the plan or a link to a video. Also include a rough budget chart of the maximum amount of the prize you are proposing for and a current CV. Put it all together in a PDF with a maximum of 4 A4 sheets. Send everything to the following e-mail address: act@strp.nl.

Please limit the message size to a maximum of 5Mb. Include the title ‘STRP ACT I proposal’ or ‘STRP ACT II proposal’ in the subject line.

STRP CALL TO ACT CLOSED

Thanks for all submissions. We will announce the winners soon.

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