European Media Art Platform (EMAP)

Ars Electronica
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The European Media Art Platform (EMAP) was founded by eleven renowned media art institutions from all over Europe, including Ars Electronica in Austria, with the support of the EU's Creative Europe programme. The programme provides support for emerging European media artists, offering a production scholarship and a two-month residency with a host institution, including access to the institution's infrastructure as well as in-house expertise.

* financial support for emerging media artists
* networking on European level

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

A total of 17 European artists in the first year and 13 in the second year, participated in the residency productions at their 11 European host organisations in different EU countries. The artists realised altogether 22 works so far (another 22 will follow 2020-2021) with the support of the host, offering infrastructure and counselling with experts.

The projects have already received overwhelming international recognition. Examples range from the "Hidden Life of an Amazon User" by Spanish artist Joanna Moll, measuring and showing the carbon emissions of our Amazon shopping activities, to "Mozaic Virus" by British artist Anna Ridler. The project received an honorary mention at Ars Electronica 2019 in the category of "AI and Life Arts"; her following work "Myriad" was shortlisted for the "design of the year 2019" by the Dutch Design Museum.

Apart from the residence productions and their individual presentations in form of exhibitions, performances, artist talks and workshops and the promotion of the artists, the EMAP member institutions also organise collective conferences and exhibitions with the artists. A total of more than a quarter million visitors have attended these events directly organised by EMAP each year.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Total of EUR 1,932,000 / USD 2,090,027

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
European Union (Creative Europe Programme)
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

on-going evaluation

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Media Arts