Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award

Call for Proposals for the "Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award" organized by "The Netherlands Genomics Initiative", the "Centre for Society and Genomics" and our colleagues from Waag Society (Amsterdam).

Always wanted to be at the forefront of riveting art that is trans-disciplinary and pushes the boundaries of technological and artistic possibilities? Then submit your application for the Designers and Artists 4 Genomics Award and take a chance on winning a €25.000, - project! 

The Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award highlights and explores the exciting and novel possibilities between design, artistic practice and Life Sciences. Inaugurated by the Netherlands Genomics Initiative, the Centre for Society and Genomics, and Waag Society, the Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award aims to stimulate emerging designers and artists to delve into the world of bio-art, and produce new work together with the Netherlands most prestigious genomics centres, for example in the field of sustainability, food, health, bio-informatics, agriculture, and safety. 

Graduated no longer than five years ago? Fascinated by the breakthroughs of Life Sciences, and with a knack for applied arts and/or design? Then we want you to send in your CV, portfolio, and idea for a project that combines artistic merit with the vast developments in genomics research.  

What do we offer? 

After a closed-door pre-selection 20 artists/designers will be invited to pitch their idea and meet the Genomics Centres at a speed date. Following the latter, the Genomics Centres and artists/designers decide if there’s a mutual match to develop the idea for the Award further.  

These sessions are scheduled on September 24th 2010 during PICNIC10 in Amsterdam. In case of a match, the teams of artist/designer and scientist develop the project idea further towards a proposal for the Award. The 3 winning proposals, selected by an expert jury, are allotted each euro 25.000,-, and are exhibited in their realised form at Naturalis in Leiden, mid 2011. 

Interested? Download the application form and conditions [here] And send applications before September 20th 2010 18.00 hrs to: Email: DA4GA[at]waag.org  

Or Snail Mail: 

Waag Society 

Attention: Designers&Artists4Genomics Award 

Nieuwmarkt 4 

1012 CR Amsterdam 

Please pay attention to the entry information and guidelines! 


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