Artsformation kicks off this Autumn 2020 led by the Norwegian Business School (Norway), the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), LATRA (Greece), KEA European Affairs (Belgium), WAAG (Netherlands), FACT (UK), Transmediale (Germany), European Alternatives (Italy/France) and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). The project intends to explore the Arts, as an actor in shaping the transformation of society towards a more sustainable digital future in Europe.
In a moment where digital transformation as a grand societal challenge is generating fierce debate within academia, industry, policy-making, and the economy, Artsformation will develop knowledge, toolsets, and prototypes to leverage the social potential of the Arts in digital transformations.
The last decade has seen a rapid growth of Arts for social change initiatives as well as artistic practices that combine digital and social practice art, geared towards making an actual impact on human life in the digital age. In response, digital culture has come into the agenda of almost all cultural institutions and educational programs. Despite a great expansion in studies, media and policy has been slow in recognizing such new trends and so have failed to timely study the cross-over between the digital, the social, and the artistic. Artsformation wants to help leverage this great, but underutilised potential facilitating and a rapprochement between the artistic, technological, enterprise, policy, and civil society spheres.
Artsformation has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 870726.