The MediaFutures support programme is looking for artists and startups eager to reshape the media value chain through innovative, inclusive and participatory applications of data and user-generated content.
The Open Call addresses the challenge of online misinformation and disinformation in different domains. MediaFutures seeks to support novel, unconventional ways for people to engage with journalism, science, and democracy, using approaches and tools from the arts, technology, and innovation. This years’ challenge invites innovative, creative and impactful ideas which address the issues of online misinformation and disinformation in different domains.
These ideas should help counteract the negative effects of misinformation and disinformation across society, and help build trust in scientific and democratic institutions. MediaFutures is interested in supporting projects that actively engage citizens through co-design, user testing, or other participatory processes that give them a stake in their development.
MediaFutures is particularly keen to receive applications that offer new approaches to support underrepresented groups and their public representation, such as refugees, ethnic minorities, the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities; or lower-middle income countries.
To demonstrate the viability of the project, applicants should have a clear outline for the data they will require, including feasible strategies to access these data both technically and legally within the timeframe of the six-months MediaFutures support programme. Applicants should also describe how they will use the data and what technologies or tools this will involve to match the expected outcomes listed in the challenge.
Submissions should propose new ideas and experiences in visual and performance arts that critically and materially explore data and technology to question and comment on its impact on individuals and society. The focus will be on data relevant to the media value chain, including social media. Artists are funded with up to €30,000.
Further information: mediafutures.eu