STARTS Residencies

Artistic Residencies Program

Artistic practices are more and more broadly recognized as potential vectors of technological innovation. One of the main objectives of the European Commission STARTS initiative is to catalyze new synergies between all concerned stakeholders: artists, cultural institutions, tech projects, companies, incubators and funds.


The VERTIGO project is a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) supported by the H2020 Program of the European Commission. Its purpose is to support and coordinate these synergies at the European level through three main action lines:

  • A program of artistic residencies as part of Tech projects, through 3 yearly calls for proposals which will be selected by an international jury.

  • The organization of a yearly public event in Paris exhibiting the results of these collaborations.

  • The development of the web platform, uniting all concerned actors and offering, support to their related actions

The project gathers a consortium of experienced partners in the fields of art-science collaborations, design, Tech research and innovation. It includes an international network of cultural institutions which relay and disseminate the activities to their own networks.

VERTIGO is funded under the H2020 European STARTS initiative, innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS. STARTS promotes the arts as catalysts for efficient conversion of science and technology knowledge into products, services, and processes.