The aim of this art & technology grant bestowed annually by voestalpine and Ars Electronica is to honor new and extraordinarily promising ideas and to support the process of developing them further. Artistic and social innovations are what we’re looking for; technological and scientific approaches too! Whatever it is, the accent should definitely be on striving to conceptualize something in a totally fresh way, advancing it to the next level and significantly enhancing it thereby. Taking the next big step forward.

This year, we seek to nurture projects that deal with three themes of key importance to humankind’s future: energy, mobility and access. Alternative models for improved ways of using energy and resources; concepts and ideas for a world that has become more mobile and more globalized; measures and projects designed to enable broader access to and participation in the possibilities afforded by our modern Information Society.

Men and women worldwide who have developed but not yet implemented a concept in the fields of art, design or technology are encouraged to apply for this grant. The recipient will receive a cash stipend in the amount of €7,500 and an invitation to spend three months in Linz as Artist/Scientist-in-Residence at Ars Electronica.

The project or concept singled out for recognition in this way will be presented in the Prix Ars Electronica’s “CyberArts” catalog and at the Ars Electronica Festival.

More information about the grant:

Go to Online Submission.
To participate in the Prix Ars Electronica, you must register online and submit all mandatory information online. (see entry regulations) A submission is complete and formally entered in the competition only if all information has been entered online and the submission has been finalized online.

Submission Deadline: 02nd March 2012 (date of the postmark is determinative)