S+T+ARTS Regional Centres: Repairing the Present

Repairing the Present is a European project that received funding from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement LC01641664. Repairing the Present aims to bring the S+T+ARTS mission at a regional level and involve communities in the development of solutions to the problems that they face, all the while raising awareness about the potential of artists to act as catalysts for change at a local and global level.

S+T+ARTS Regional Centres I Repairing the Present


12 Regional S+T+ARTS Centres from 11 different countries have set out to address the unintended consequences of rapid technological development contributing to the European continent’s present social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Each Regional S+T+ARTS Center has gathered a group of local experts and together defined 21 challenges in their localities. 


The call invites international artists to help come up with solutions to these challenges in 21 artist fellowships. The fellowships will encourage artists to critique the present, to explore beyond its current limitations and reimagine sustainable futures. 

The final aim is to develop thought-provoking artworks in the form of prototypes that seamlessly bridges between art and technology and propose solutions to a real-life issue that have both artistic and functional value.


Each regional challenge had been informed by one of the goals of the EU Green Deal or the New European Bauhaus.

Who is it for?

The call is open to international professional individual artists and collectives from any art-related field, excited and ready to collaborate with a network of experts and technology (ICT) professionals in addressing local challenges.


Regional S+T+ARTS Centres: Snowball (Coord., BE)
MAXXI Museum (IT)
Art Hub Copenhagen (DK) STATE (DE)
Onassis Stegi (EL)
In4Art (NL)
Ars Electronica (AT)
Kersnikova (SI)
CYENS Centre of Excellence (CY)

Duration of stay

Fellowship: February 2022 – August 2022

Exhibiting & Impact Dissemination:  September 2022- December 2022

Financing amounts

A budget of €40.000 per challenge is forseen.

Source of funding

The programme has recieved funding from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement LC01641664.

Type of activity

Mobility, Training, Research Fellowships

Type of sector

Arts, Interdisciplinary art practices