Call for proposals 2019 - Pilot project - Art and the Digital: Unleashing Creativity for European Industry, Regions and Society Connect/2019/i.4/5001061 Closed!


The objectives of the present call for proposals are two-fold:

  1. Nurturing a network of pertinent actors in cities and regions willing to create or offer existing local infrastructures (buildings, institutions etc.) or willing to fund collaborations of artists and technologists. The network will engage a dialogue between public and private actors how to setup, fund, manage, and use existing and emerging local art and technology centres. It will lay out a policy framework in order to support emerging and expanding local STARTS centres.
  2. Funding seed activities in existing or emerging art and technology centres that will help lay the ground to achieve the vision expressed by an art-technology framework for innovation in an urban or regional context.


The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:

  • Events and Exhibition;
  • Networking activities;
  • Residencies of artists in technology institutions: fees, travel and daily allowance covering all needs;
  • Financial support to third parties

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 1,05 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 02 October 2019 - almost two years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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