Aalto Digital Creatives launches annual Art & Tech Open Call development grant for creative industry projects

Find out more about the Open Call at the Art & Tech Open Call Demo Day event on Friday 24.3.2023 at Roihupelto Studios. The event is open for everyone.
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The Aalto Digital Creatives Art & Tech Open Call ’23 is looking for artists, designers, game developers and other creatives with innovative projects that blend technology and art. The Art & Tech Open Call is designed to support cutting-edge projects that harness the capabilities of digitalization to fuel the creative industries. 

Applications are accepted from teams composed of researchers, artists, students, startups and other creative professionals. Proposals submitted to the Art & Tech Open Call should demonstrate a clear vision for developing novel forms of digital content or prototypes, as well as the technological tools and techniques required to realise them. 

The successful applications will receive development funding ranging from EUR 5 000 to 15 000 per project, and they will also have the opportunity to utilise Aalto Studios’ advanced research and technology infrastructure. 

The project proposals could focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics: new methods and formats for audiovisual storytelling; technology-enhanced art, design and entertainment; augmentation of human creativity through computational methods or creation of novel interactive experiences. The deadline for project proposals is on Tuesday 2.5.23. Applicants need to be prepared to produce a prototype or a demo of their idea. 

Open Call application guidelines

The Art & Tech Open Call Demo Day event on Friday 24.3.23 will provide an opportunity to learn more about the possibilities offered by the development grant. The event will feature an introduction of the open call and technology demos from Aalto Studios.

More about the event and registration

The Aalto Digital Creatives supports creative industry students, researchers and practitioners via the bi-annual pre-incubator program and the annual Art & Tech Open Call. The partners of the Art & Tech Open Call are the City of Helsinki, Yle, Genelec and AVEK.

Further information: 

Ari Kivimäki
Events and Partnerships | Aalto Studios
[email protected] | 050 411 4141

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