The EU Digital Deal project aims to explore how the digital shift and the sudden acceleration it brings, as well as cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, block-chain and algorithmic processes, have a direct impact on our European values and the integrity of our democratic systems.
The project creates a network of partners from the cultural sector, artists, creators, researchers, academics and the public sector to explore how arts initiatives can act as catalysts for human centred, sustainable innovation. The EU Digital Deal project encourages the deployment of technologies that take greater account of individual and social human rights, long-term environmental impacts and focus on the needs of the people who use them. The project addresses challenges such as the need to combat misinformation in algorithm-driven media, the urgency of creating digital public spaces that protect the fundamental rights of European citizens, and the need to significantly increase investment in digital literacy. It stresses the importance of involving civil society, artists and cultural institutions in technological innovation and of developing an action plan for technological development that respects gender equality, privacy and promotes diversity. The 13 partners will dive into these issues through a programme of over 200 artist-led projects focusing on innovation, education and guidance.
The project partners will, among other things, set up a team of 4-7 local digital experts to develop a challenge similar to the one described above, which will be worked on by the later selected artists.
The project is funded by the Creative Europe programme.
2023 - 2025
Ars Electronica (AT)
Fundacion La Laboral Centro De Arte y Creacion Industrial Y Promocion Cultural (ES)
Fundacion Zaragoza Ciudad De Conocimiento (ES)
Ariona Hellas (GR)
Culture Yard (DK)
Centar Za Promociju Nauke (SR)
Stichting Waag Society (NL)
Pro Progressione (HU)
Interactive Media Art Laboratory (BE)
Teatro Circo De Braga (PT)