GRIN is looking for artists to who can provide critical reflection, and envision future potential and solutions that can address the digital and ecological transition in Europe. The GRIN residencies are focused on addressing four main themes, which include Green and Blue Infrastructure, Circular Solutions, Climate Neutrality, and Well-Being and Sustainable Living.

The aim of the residencies is to produce an art-driven experiment of stimulating the uptake of digital technologies, either by EU citizens and companies, to address social, business and sustainability challenges. Outcomes of the residencies should represent a technical demonstrator of the technology proposed, coupled with the artistic demonstrator of the novel usage scenario proposed by the artist.

The final result would be an artwork in the form of an artistic demonstration e.g. performance, video, sculpture, immersive experience, digital artistic assets.

Funding per artist: 40 000 €

The themes are further divided into specific topics for each region:

  1. GRIN Residencies in Linz, Austria: Hatred on the internet, The Climate Crisis, Well-Being of young people   (Deadline 31st May 2023)  
  2. GRIN Residencies in Bologna, Italy: Supercomputing, Quantum and Digital Twin  (Deadline 26th June 2023)
  3. GRIN Residencies in Porto, Portugal – AR Contemporary Theatre   (Deadline 26th June 2023)
  4. GRIN Residencies in Aveiro, Portugal – Drone technologies for biodiversity (Deadline 26th June 2023)
  5. GRIN Residencies in Oulu, Finland – Sound and Print (Deadline 26th June 2023)

Artists who are interested in applying for the GRIN residencies can select a specific topic and region for their project proposals. The aim is to encourage artists to develop innovative projects that address important issues related to sustainability, technology, and the environment, while also promoting cross-cultural exchange, collaboration and new ways to promote sustainability and environmental awareness through their art.


Ars Electronica Linz GmbH & Co KG

The very first Ars Electronica Festival saw the light of day on September 18, 1979. It was a pilot project that took the dawning digital revolution as an opportunity to inquire into possible futures and to locate this inquiry at the interface of art, technology and society. With this philosophy, which is still valid today, the cyberneticist and physicist Herbert W. Franke (AT), the electronic musician Hubert Bognermayr (AT), the music producer Ulli A. Rützel (AT) and Hannes Leopoldseder (AT), then director of the ORF regional studio in Upper Austria, lay the foundation for the success story of Ars Electronica.

Funding period

Residency period: 6 months (Oct 2023 – April 2024)

Funding types (non-commercial)


Funding criteria

Artists, pairs of artists (artist group) or artistic studios in the form of SMEs from all over the world are welcome to submit their proposals.

Application type

Download form, Online form

Application procedure/documents

Proposals are comprised of an online form and a full proposal document. Both must be submitted online at the link:

  • The template for the full proposal can be downloaded here
  • Proposals shall comply with the guidelines included in the template and do not exceed the maximum number of pages

Jury/Decision-making body

The evaluation process for the GRIN open call residencies will consist of a single stage evaluation. A minimum of 12 experts (3 per region) will be involved in evaluating the proposals submitted. The selection criteria for the proposals will be based on their artistic merit, the potential for clear innovation, and how well the proposal aligns with the goals and ambitions of S+T+ARTS. The aim is to ensure that the chosen proposals reflect a high level of quality and have the potential to contribute to the development of the field.


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