RIGHTS

Documentation and Promotion of the Call for Artists and the Results thereof: The organizer Ars Electronica Linz Gmbh, the European Commission, the project partners, who are the European Network of Science Centres and Museums (AEESTI/Ecsite, the project leader), Science Museum London, Copernicus Science Centre, Bonn Science Shop, the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN), Living Knowledge (international network of Science Shops), Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD and AHTI) and KEA European Affairs (KEA), Institute of Social Innovations (ISI), Universitatea Sapientia din Cluj-Napoca – Labworm Science Shop at Sapienta University at the Faculty of Science Miercurea Ciuc (LSSSU), Neulogy a.s., Groussgasmaschinn (Luxembourg Science Center), Universitá della Svizzera italiana L’ideatorio (IUSI), ESSRG and European University Cyprus desire to make the results of the competition accessible to an audience as large as possible. To achieve this end, the artworks will be part of a touring exhibition that will be shown in 29 European countries and a public relations campaign aimed at particular media outlets (press, radio, TV and Internet) will be conducted.

The works produced during the residencies in collaboration with Ars Electronica Futurelab and the scientists will be documented (as a whole or in part) in the following media:

  • Ars Electronica website (www.aec.at)
  • Project website (Sparks)
  • Homepage and media, including social media, of all project partners and local organizers who are showing the Sparks travelling exhibition
  • Homepage and media of the European Commission
  • Catalogues and brochures of the main events organized by the 33 organisations involved in the Sparks network that will promote Sparks, the touring exhibition and the related events.

If the submitted work is selected and honored by the jury the artist is committed to work with the Ars Electronica Futurelab, a Futurologist from the Ars Electronica Futurelab and a scientist on the concept and production of the artwork and its clones. The material will be used in the media as stated above, the Ars Electronica website as well as on the websites of the project partners.
The participants will prepare text and material accordingly, entrants are respectfully requested to prepare graphics and texts meticulously and to submit them in the best possible quality. The participants will also participate in the production of a video that documents the general idea of the produced artwork and the artists’ view on his/her involvement in the Sparks project.

Ars Electronica has an online-archive to collect digital media arts. Therefore, Ars Electronica intends to make SPARKS accessible to interested members of the public both on site and on the internet. To that end, Ars Electronica has to take a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, objective, time and place unset right to publish all submitted material in the online-archive as well as to present the submitted material at the exhibitions of Ars Electronica and the project partners.

Entrants hereby consent to the submitted material, as a whole or in part, being used, stored to a data storage medium, and/or made public on the Internet or via some other digital medium by Ars Electronica, all 15 core partners or by a third party (i.e., local organizers) authorized by the Ecsite, the project coordinator, for purposes of public relations, advertising & promotion, documentation, archiving or scientific research. In using such works, the Ars Electronica will accord all due consideration to the legitimate interests of the entrant but assumes no statutory duty in this connection. The rights conveyed to the Ars Electronica are unlimited with respect to their subject matter, their timeframe and their geographical location, but are limited to the purpose of the conveyance of rights.

The participants assigned to the 15 core partners of Sparks Ars Electronica, the European Network of Science Centres and Museums (AEESTI/Ecsite, the project leader), Science Museum London, Copernicus Science Centre, Bonn Science Shop, the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN), Living Knowledge (international network of Science Shops), Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD and AHTI) and KEA European Affairs (KEA), Institute of Social Innovations (ISI), Universitatea Sapientia din Cluj-Napoca – Labworm Science Shop at Sapienta University at the Faculty of Science Miercurea Ciuc (LSSSU), Neulogy a.s., Groussgasmaschinn (Luxembourg Science Center), Universitá della Svizzera italiana L’ideatorio (IUSI), ESSRG, European University Cyprus and third parties (i.e., local organizers) authorized by Ecsite, the non-exclusive, factually, temporally and spatially unrestricted right to use the submitted works on existing and future video-streaming platforms (such as YouTube or Flickr) in connection with Sparks, the touring exhibition in 29 European countries at the local organizers and the presentation at the science café at the European Parliament. A publication requirement by Ars Electronica on video-streaming platforms is not deductible.

Since this tender is an integral part of a project in the context of EU H2020 programme at this point it must be referred to legal regulations within the EU grant, which is the basis of Sparks. Ownership of the results of the action, including industrial and intellectual property rights, shall be vested in the beneficiaries. The European Commission has the right to use the results of the residencies for its own purposes, and in particular, making available to persons working for the Union institutions, agencies and bodies and to Member States‘ institutions, as well as, copying and reproducing in whole or in part and in unlimited number of copies.

The entrant hereby declares that he/she is legally authorized to convey such rights to the extent stipulated above, that he/she has obtained any and all necessary consent from third parties as called for by regulations governing copyright, personal property rights or other such legal provisions, and that he/she is prepared to provide proof of such at any time if called upon by Ars Electronica to do so.

The entrant will not take any action (especially the conveyance of rights to third parties), which are likely to affect the rights granted to Ars Electronica and/or the project partners.
This agreement elaborating the terms of participation in Sparks is governed by Austrian law with the exception of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and all norms serving as legal reference. The place of jurisdiction is Linz.