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Shaping The Future Call for Applicants

If we can’t shape multiple visions of the future, we won’t be able to change it.

Shaping The Future is an international project, co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, aimed to foster the capacity of artists to imagine and shape the future through visual arts, design and critical thinking. We will select 16 visual artists, based in partner countries (Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, and Belgium) who will participate in a transnational educational and artistic development programme, organised in the framework of the Shaping The Future project. Artists are invited to respond to the call by submitting their applications.

Selected artists will participate in a 5-day transnational training, which will take place between July 2–8 2023 at the Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli in Como, Italy. The training will feature 28 hours of workshops and project consultations with expert mentors István Keszei, Blaž Miklavčič, Francesco Pusterla, and Bart Vandeput. The workshops will cover some key areas connecting digital and material practices, such as 3D computer graphics, 3D scanning, digital fabrication, physical computing, generative processes and artificial intelligence:

After the training course, the participating artists are expected to create and deliver their own artworks with STF granting them an artist fee and covering production costs. In the process of development, the artists will be mentored by international experts on an individual basis. STF partners will support the artists based in their country with resources (tools & technical equipment, software, facilities etc.) available on-site. After they have completed their digital artworks, an exhibition of their creations will be held in virtual and physical form between April and May 2024.

The deadline for the submission of applications was extended to 23 April 2023.

All information required for the application is available in the EXTENDED CALL FOR APPLICANTS.

Partnership members:

  • L’Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli, Como, Italy
  • LJUDMILA Art & Science Laboratory, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary
  • cityfab 1, Brussels, Belgium