Public Grants to the Arts
In the field of the Arts, the regime governing Public Grants to the Arts, has made it possible to develop various projects. For example, In 2011, in commemoration of the “European Year of Voluntary Activities promoting Active Citizenship” and the UN’s “International Year of Youth”, priority was placed on supporting projects that preferentially incorporate these two concepts, covering various artistic areas. The Residencies Network Programme| Experimentation – Art, Science and Technology, was launched in order to create a joint work and research platform between artists and scientists, fostering artistic creation in science and technology research centres. A network of host scientific institutions has been set up in various parts of the country, which operate in numerous fields of research, in the framework of which artists develop trans-disciplinary and experimental artistic projects in artistic residency situations, with the aid of tools and processes used in scientific research labs. The artistic areas contemplated in the programme include: architecture, digital arts, fine arts, trans-disciplinary approaches, dance, design, photography, music and theatre, based on the following research fields: chemical and biological engineering, systems and computers, molecular medicine, nanotechnology, neurosciences and cellular, physical, optical and electronic biology, robotics, energy, sustainable development and the environment.