MediaFutures opened its 2nd Open Call today. Applications are opening for its second cohort, which will begin the programme in April 2022. Startups, SMEs, artists and artistic companies as well as groups of individuals have until 27 January 2022 to submit an application.

MediaFutures is looking for ideas relating to quality journalism, transparency, democracy and science communications, all of which should look to counteract the negative impact of misinformation and disinformation within society. Artists can work from available datasets or work with their own, as well as reacting to current affairs, media stories or issues around media freedom and accuracy.

Applications are being encouraged from those groups who are not as well-represented in the art and start-up worlds, or face additional barriers to entry, including those from ethnic minorities, women and non-binary individuals, the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities and those in lower-middle income countries.

For more information look at the official call page