S+T+ARTS4WaterII Residencies

Project Name

S+T+ARTS4WaterII Residencies

Project Partners

ADAPT Research Centre, Beta Festival, Dublin Port, Port of Galway, Belfast Harbour, Irish Maritime Development Office, Waterways Ireland, Smart Dublin, the Digital Hub Development Agency, Galway Culture Company, Culture Works, Digital Arts Studio Belfast, Maritime Trust Belfast, Belfast City Council.

The consortium partners include Gluon, VITO, Camargo Corrêa Infra, Beta Festival, ADAPT Research Centre, Drugo More, Waag Futurelab, TBA21, OGR, PiNA, and Klimat Biennale – Kunsthaus Wien.

Role of Galway Culture Company

Funder and Partner

Strategic Aim

This project falls under our first and second strategic aim;

Facilitate EU and International Relationships and Funding
Support and Develop Place based Cultural programming

Project Description

S+T+ARTS4WaterII is a European project bringing together Science, Technology + Arts which utilises artistic residencies as catalysts for innovation addressing global challenges.

These residencies will focus on Ports in Transformation and there will be 20 residencies across Europe. Three residencies will be facilitated on the island of Ireland: one in Dublin Port, one in Port of Galway and one in Belfast Harbour.

S+T+ARTS4WaterII is initiated by the European Commission and the United Nations. The consortium uses advanced digital technologies to explore sustainable solutions in port ecosystems, leveraging lessons from the previous project. Focused on clean water as a fundamental right and aligned with UN SDGs 6 and 14, the project engages industry professionals, researchers, artists, designers, policymakers, and local communities.

Project Outcomes – what we expect from this project

  • Artistic residencies are utilised as catalysts for innovation addressing global challenges.
  • Tackle the environmental and societal challenges within European ports and port cities.
  • Drive innovation and promote sustainability in water management within port ecosystems.

How this project is funded

This project is supported by Dublin Port, Port of Galway, Belfast Harbour,  as well as the Irish Maritime Development Office, Waterways Ireland, Smart Dublin, the Digital Hub Development Agency, Galway Culture Company, Culture Works, Digital Arts Studio Belfast, Maritime Trust Belfast, and Belfast City Council.

Duration

April 2024 through September 2024.

See the open call here.