support programme

Throughout the project MediaFutures will support 51 startups or SMEs and 43 artists through a total of three Open Calls, distributing a total amount of €2.5M.

It will support the selected applicants through a 6-month Accelerator (startups & SMEs)/ Residency (artists) programme including funding, mentoring and training.

We select startups and creatives to join MediaFutures, either as standalone entities or in partnerships, through an Open Call application process. Depending on the track the winners will receive a grant up to €40,000 for artists and up to €80,000 for startups, alongside expert consultancy and support to reshape the media value chain through responsible, innovative uses of data through the Residency programme, the Accelerator or the Startup meets Artist mixed Residency and Accelerator programme.

The aims of the programmes are to:

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Accelerate innovation
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Develop new transdisciplinary approaches between startups, artists and datasets
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Support emerging media initiatives driven by companies and individuals
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Question and challenge the role of media and use of data in our society
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Increase citizen and community awareness and engagement
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Create a network for startups and artists in the media sphere

The support programme follows a 3-stage-approach:

1° stage

start

For Startup meets Artist and Startups for Citizens tracks only. During one month the artists and startups will refine their project, define the use of technology and clarify the goals of their participation in the MediaFutures support programme At the end of the month, a pitch event will be organised. Artists and startups will present their business model, and collaboration project in front of a jury. This jury will select half of the teams to continue the support programme and take part in the BUILD phase.

2° stage

BUILD

The artists selected for the Artists for Media track will directly start the residency programme at this phase. This phase lasting approximately 6 months is the core part of the programme. During this period, the teams will focus on achieving the goals of their support projects.

3° stage

EXHIBIT

The teams reaching the required percentage of their Key Performance Indicators will access this final stage. A demo day will be organised to showcase the work carried out during the programme. A prize of €5,000 for artists and €10,000 for startups will be awarded for the most successful contestants, following the decision of a jury.
Each laureate will be accompanied by a member of the MediaFutures team all along the process. This will allow a personalised follow up and increase the success of the projects.

Artist for Media track

Residency programme for Artists

Startups for Citizens track

Accelerator for Startups

Startup meets Artist

Startup meeting Artists support programme

support programme

Throughout the project MediaFutures will support 51 startups or SMEs and 43 artists through a total of three Open Calls, distributing a total amount of €2.5M.

It will support the selected applicants through a 6-month Accelerator (startups & SMEs)/ Residency (artists) programme including funding, mentoring and training.

We select startups and creatives to join MediaFutures, either as standalone entities or in partnerships, through an Open Call application process. Depending on the track the winners will receive a grant up to €40,000 for artists and up to €80,000 for startups, alongside expert consultancy and support to reshape the media value chain through responsible, innovative uses of data through the Residency programme, the Accelerator or the Startup meets Artist mixed Residency and Accelerator programme.

The aims of the programmes are to:

Z
Accelerate innovation
Z
Develop new transdisciplinary approaches between startups, artists and datasets
Z
Support emerging media initiatives driven by companies and individuals
Z
Question and challenge the role of media and use of data in our society
Z
Increase citizen and community awareness and engagement
Z
Create a network for startups and artists in the media sphere

The support programme follows a 3-stage-approach:

1° stage

Start
For Startup meets Artist and Startups for Citizens tracks only. During one month the artists and startups will refine their project, define the use of technology and clarify the goals of their participation in the MediaFutures support programme At the end of the month, a pitch event will be organised. Artists and startups will present their business model, and collaboration project in front of a jury. This jury will select half of the teams to continue the support programme and take part in the BUILD phase.

2° stage

build
The artists selected for the Artists for Media track will directly start the residency programme at this phase. This phase lasting approximately 6 months is the core part of the programme. During this period, the teams will focus on achieving the goals of their support projects.

3° stage

exhibit
The teams reaching the required percentage of their Key Performance Indicators will access this final stage. A demo day will be organised to showcase the work carried out during the programme. A prize of €5,000 for artists and €10,000 for startups will be awarded for the most successful contestants, following the decision of a jury.
Each laureate will be accompanied by a member of the MediaFutures team all along the process. This will allow a personalised follow up and increase the success of the projects.

Artist for Media track

Residency programme for Artists

Startups for Citizens track

Accelerator for Startups

Startup meets Artist

Startup meeting Artists support programme

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