In 2019, the province of Salzburg (Land Salzburg) established a new funding programme to support media art projects. The programme is open for artists and institutions, working with digital and electronic media, realising projects that combine multiple media, allow for user-controlled interaction and are process-oriented. Funding is available for artists and institutions biographically associated with Salzburg. Further, the funding programme increases visibility of contemporary media art in the province of Salzburg.
In the course of the selection process, an independent jury of experts (2 female, 1 male) selected three media art projects (1 from a female artist, 2 from male artists) from 20 submissions (6 female, 14 male). Projects range from the simulation of artistic processes via artificial intelligence, a digital visualisation of climate protection actions, to the creation of an online-composition-mechanism for professional as well as amateur musicians within a public-performative space.
The selected media art projects reflect integral aspects of the region's cultural development plan, such as cultural participation, accessibility, and peer-to-peer networking and cooperation. Projects are currently being developed or implemented.
As the data shows, two thirds of the projects were submitted by men, which is why, incentives for a higher participation of women will be considered for the upcoming call.
EUR 25,000 / USD 27,000 USD / annually