European Digital Deal – Open Call for Artists

Open Call for Artists


European Digital Deal calls on artists interested in exploring the deep entanglement between new technologies and democracy to apply for one of 12 residencies.

Artists are invited to investigate a range of topics, from the notion of truth in the information age shaped by algorithms, biases in AI, techno-anxiety, and the digital divides arising as a result of digitalisation to new forms of surveillance, intelligence, living, citizenship, or work.

The selected artists will receive a 25.000 EUR grant to complete their project, the support of the group of experts around each residency, access to mentorship through an incubation programme, and the chance to show their work at Ars Electronica Festival, Onassis Stegi, and Laboral among many other locations.



28. September 2023, 10 AM CET  Open Call Launch
30. November 2023, 23:59 CET Open Call – Submissions Deadline
January 2024 Winners Announcement
April 2024 Residency Kick-Off Event in Budapest, Hungary & Linz, Austria
April – December 2024 Residency

About European Digital Deal


European Digital Deal is a three-year investigation co-funded by Creative Europe into how the accelerated, yet at times unconsidered adoption of new technologies – such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain and algorithmic processing – can alter or undermine democratic processes.

Through a myriad of programmes running from January 2023 to December 2025, we want to set up a new kind of public forum where cultural institutions, artists, researchers, educators gather to reflect on what a deal that safeguards democratic values in the digital realm might look like, and the role they can play in shaping it.

As new technologies become part and parcel of the ways in which we disseminate and consume information or interact with public administration, they mould our view of the world and our relationship with governments. Unpacking the entanglements of technology with the media and public administration is a first step in reaching a digital deal that is committed to democratic principles.

Beyond exposing the present-day risks, the project also questions the current architecture of innovation processes to make a case for the long-term environmental and societal impacts to be considered in designing fair, ethical and sustainable technologies in the future.

More Information


Open Call Information Page


Expert Groups

Guide for Applicants

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