The first task to be carried out within the MediaFutures support programme, was to define a framework for the residency and accelerator programmes. Having IRCAM managing all activities involving artists enabled us to reuse knowledge from diverse residency programmes such as STARTS Residencies and IRCAM’s artistic research residencies. The first months of the project were dedicated to the study of other residency frameworks and methodologies such as those found in STARTS (WearSustain, ReFream, MindSpaces). This allowed us to discover diverse residency practices and methodologies. Above all, this framework resulted from a close collaboration with the NMA team hosting startups in order to come up with a consistent monitoring methodology aligned with the acceleration framework from WP2.

Find the support programme framework here.