European Digital Art and Science Network is a project funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission. The coordinator of the project is Ars Electronica from Linz, and apart from Centre for Promotion of Science from Belgrade, partners are also the Science Gallery from Dublin, GV Art from London, LABoral from Gijon, Ethiopia from Zaragoza, Kapelica Gallery from Ljubljana and DIG Gallery from Kosice.
The fundamental objective is to couple contemporary scientific discoveries with current practices in the domain of digital art- interactive art, digital music and sound, digital design, digital architectural installations, computer animations, film, photography, visual effects, digital communities and social networks, hybrid art, performances and choreographies. This project includes two rounds of public invitations for artists from across Europe, who can apply and register to participate in different stages of the project. Two first prize winners win one-month residencies and mentorship by scientists at European Southern Observatory located in the mountains of Chile, South America and it represents one of the most significant astronomy centres in the world.
Projects are being realised within FutureLab laboratory of Ars Electronica before premiered at Ars Electronica Festival at Linz, at the beginning of September, 2015. All other registered artists and their applications and ideas enter the selection round at national i.e. partner level.
Concurrently, after presenting two winning works and the partners’ selection of projects to be independently realised, the schedule of the travelling programme, artists’ visits and other partners’ projects are to be devised. In Serbia, two national projects will be realised and premiered at the exhibition in March 2016, featuring four partner projects. An identical cycle is reiterated, starting from December, 2015, offering the opportunity to actuate the mentorship residence at CERN, Switzerland, specialized in research and experiments in the domain of elementary particles.