ECAS is the European part of the ICAS network supported by the European Union within the CULTURE PROGRAMME (2007-2013). To launch the ECAS network, a Euro 10,000 Commission is available for a new project responding to the ECAS 2011 theme of Festival as Lab.
This call for proposals seeks projects that take the form of an experiment, a prototype or a trial of a new type of art object, technology or form of participation, and that make use of the setting of the festival in an inventive way.
The theme Festival as Lab is inspired by the FutureEverything festival, which is conceived and designed as a ’living lab’ for prototyping the future. The ECAS festivals are experimental spaces or laboratories where we can experiment and play with future art, music and ideas. We are looking for projects that engage the festival audience and artists in a participatory experiment in creating a new kind of artwork, a new form of participation, new understanding on art or technology, or a new and innovative way of presenting inspirational art. Proposals should experiment with the festival format, transforming the festival environment into a lab or experimental space.
The successful project will be shown at the festivals Club Transmediale (Berlin, February 2011), FutureEverything (Manchester, May 2011) and CYNETART (Dresden, November 2011).
The deadline for submissions is 24th October 2010.
For the full text of the call, information on the ECAS network, and the online submission form, please go here.