Media Futures: accelerator for startups and artists

Sector: Culture and creative industries
Type: Programme
Location: Online
Deadline: 28 January 2022 at 13:00 Kyiv time
Organiser: Other

This is the opportunity to realise an innovative project which will offer more meaningful ways to engage with content. You can get up to EUR 120,000 for new technology, artwork or combinations of both. Media Futures will fund your idea and provide comprehensive support for six months. 
The programme is a part of S+T+ARTS initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of science, technology and the arts. This is one of the thousands of EU opportunities for Ukraine.
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What do I get?
  • Up to EUR 30,000 for artwork, up to EUR 65,000 for a tech product, up to EUR 120,000 for the project which combines both fields
  • Technical and legal support
  • Legal and ethical support
  • Matchmaking with potential investors 
  • Mentorship and training in pitching, social innovation, data viz and analytics, public funding
  • Promotion through EU events and communities
Can I apply?
This is a programme for startups, art companies, or artists working with media, visual and performative art. 
If you represent a company you have to either be already registered as SME according to the Commission Recommendation or be ready to set up registration during the programme. 
If you want to find an artist or startup to prepare a common application you can visit one of the  Media Futures matchmaking sessions.
What do I need to apply?
  • Completed application form with a detailed description of your project. 

If your project will include art components add also:

  • Link to the video presenting your idea and motivation. Video duration up to three minutes.
  • CV and portfolio of the artist 

There are templates of the application forms for each category. You can download the templates on the website

How do I apply?
Choose your category at the portal and complete the online form attaching the necessary documents. 
Good to know
You will learn the results of the contest in March 2022. 

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