Residency:Art-driven innovation for digital and green transition in European Regions


GRIN is looking for artists to who can provide critical reflection, and envision future potential and solutions that can address the digital and ecological transition in Europe. The GRIN residencies are focused on addressing four main themes, which include Green and Blue Infrastructure, Circular Solutions, Climate Neutrality, and Well-Being and Sustainable Living.

The aim of the residencies is to produce an art-driven experiment of stimulating the uptake of digital technologies, either by EU citizens and companies, to address social, business and sustainability challenges. Outcomes of the residencies should represent a technical demonstrator of the technology proposed, coupled with the artistic demonstrator of the novel usage scenario proposed by the artist.

The final result would be an artwork in the form of an artistic demonstration e.g. performance, video, sculpture, immersive experience, digital artistic assets.

Funding per artist: 40 000 EUR  
Number of selected artists: 12 artists 
Residency period: 6 months (Oct 2023 – April 2024)

About GRIN Residency

GRIN recognizes the significance of digital technologies in shaping the future of society and business. However, it believes that the design and development of digital solutions should prioritize building trust and acceptance among the public. This will help accelerate the adoption of these technologies, which is critical for achieving ecological and digital transition goals. It is important underscore the importance of incorporating environmental factors into the design process for technology and solutions. GRIN shares this commitment and aims to encourage the integration of artistic practices with science and technology to contribute to Europe’s efforts in transforming its circular economy. In this regard, GRIN invites artists to apply for its Residency programme to explore innovative ways of integrating technology and art to create sustainable solutions for the future.

The GRIN residencies will be hosted in six different regions across Europe, addressing both local and European challenges. The program offers a unique opportunity for artists to collaborate with leading experts in science and technology, developing innovative solutions for sustainable living in Europe and beyond. The residencies will be hosted by local partners who will provide guidance and mentorship to the selected artists.

GRIN Open Call Topics and Locations

The residencies address the following main themes:

  1. Green and blue infrastructure
  2. Circular solutions
  3. Climate neutrality
  4. Well-being and sustainable living

The themes are further divided into specific topics for each region:

  1. GRIN Residencies in Linz, Austria: Hatred on the internet, The Climate Crisis, Well-Being of young people   (Deadline 31st May 2023)  
  2. GRIN Residencies in Bologna, Italy: Supercomputing, Quantum and Digital Twin  (Deadline 26th June 2023)
  3. GRIN Residencies in Porto, Portugal – AR Contemporary Theatre   (Deadline 26th June 2023)
  4. GRIN Residencies in Aveiro, Portugal – Drone technologies for biodiversity (Deadline 26th June 2023)
  5. GRIN Residencies in Oulu, Finland – Sound and Print (Deadline 26th June 2023)

Artists who are interested in applying for the GRIN residencies can select a specific topic and region for their project proposals. The aim is to encourage artists to develop innovative projects that address important issues related to sustainability, technology, and the environment, while also promoting cross-cultural exchange, collaboration and new ways to promote sustainability and environmental awareness through their art.

More information on specific topics is available in the Guide for Applicants.

Find out more information about the open call

+ Guide for Applicants

Template Proposal

Application for GRIN Residency Programme in Linz should be sent via an e-mail address to directly to JKU by 31st May:

Applications for the GRIN Residency Programme in Linz can be provided in English or German in the Template proposal.

Questions about the applications to JKU can be referred to

For any doubts or general questions, you can reach us by email at

Apply here until June 26th, 2023

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