Arts & sciences 2016
The Arts & Sciences program aims to promot creativity on the Bordeaux site to transform it into a living and open innovation center.
Support is provided to artistic projects jointly undertaken by researchers and artists which promote the development and transfer of knowledge.
The characteristics that researchers and artists share is their relationship with the imaginary world and with creativity, and their epistemological approaches also bear comparison. Artistic and scientific approaches both require effort, thoroughness, imagination, risk-taking, trial and error, experimentation... The methods, attitudes and issues are different, but, faced with questions about the world, artists and scientists resemble one another.
Three calls for proposals are launched in the research site of Bordeaux site to stimulate these meetings between research and the arts :
- a call for expressions of interest Arts & Sciences - without a specific theme opened to scientists on the Bordeaux campus and all artists who wish to invest in a research, creation and production process
a call for proposals on the theme of “Movements” linked to the festival FACTS – festival of arts and sciences of the University of Bordeaux and with a dimension of mediation
a call for expressions of interest – “continuation of the Arts & Sciences collaboration” which aims to support for phase 2 of projects chosen for the 2015 Arts and Sciences program
It is expected that the artists and scientists will make an equal commitment to their collaboration. This collaboration ultimate aim is the creation of a work, a prototype or a means of transmitting knowledge to society.
Depending on the nature of the project, the Initiative of Exellence of the University of Bordeaux may provide different kinds of support:
- direct financial aid
- assistance with project management
- assistance with artists’ residences within the research environment (workshops, meetings…)
- assistance with making the public aware of the output of the project
The projects that receive support will consist of a team including at least one researcher and one artist and will be accompanied by the host laboratory.
For projects which do not yet have both a scientist and an artist in their team, meetings will be organized during the application period between scientists and artists who are interested in the project.
Projects submitted by artist-scientist teams will be shortlisted by the “Arts and Sciences” committee of IdEx Bordeaux. The committee’s recommendations will be sent to the IdEx Bordeaux Management Board which will make the final choice about which projects will be selected and thus make a final decision as to the allocation of resources to each project.
- Opening of the application period: 19 September 2016
- Closing of the application period: 14 November 2016 at 23h59
Arts and Sciences Project officer
Tel : +33 5 40 00 24 52
Social innovation Manager