Artistic practices are more and more broadly recognized as potential vectors of technological innovation. One of the main objectives of the STARTS initiative of the European Commission is to catalyze new synergies between all concerned stakeholders: artists, cultural institutions, R&D projects in information and communication technologies (ICT), companies, incubators and funds.
The VERTIGO project is a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) supported by the H2020 Program of the European Commission. Its purpose is to support and coordinate these synergies at the European level through three main action lines:
- A program of artistic residencies as part of ICT R&D projects
- The organization of a yearly public event in Paris exhibiting the results of these collaborations.
- The development of the web platform starts.eu
The project gathers a consortium of experienced partners in the fields of art-science collaborations, design, ICT research and innovation. It includes an international network of cultural institutions which will relay and disseminate the activities to their own networks.