STARTS Residencies

STARTS is an initiative of the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The STARTS Residencies Program organizes collaborations between artists and tech projects. Vertigo is funded under the H2020 European STARTS initiative, innovation at the nexus of Science Technology, and the ARTS. STARTS promotes the arts as catalysts for efficient conversion of science and technology knowledge into products, services, and processes. To achieve this objective, Vertigo is organizing and funding artist residencies within Tech projects.

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During a STARTS Residency, Artists work with Tech Projects on novel approaches to their technologies and produce original artwork. The VERTIGO project supports and coordinates these synergies at a European level.


Artists decisively raise awareness on the societal challenges and global concerns we are facing.

Through their projects, STARTS teams work on new concepts and novel products that have the power to shape open-minded, sustainable and ethical technologies for a more inclusive society.


Bringing attention to climate change, cyber-security, human and robot interactions, artificial intelligence.

Some residencies are interested in working with people who are physically impaired or congenitally blind.

Who is it for?

Individual artists, organizations, companies and research labs.


Depends on the programme.

Duration of stay

Category 1 between 3 to 6 months.
Category 2 between 3 to 9 months.

Financing amounts

A total budget of 900.000€ is allocated for funding the participation of artists in at least 45 residencies:

Category 1 concerns grants of up to 15.000€.

Category 2 concerns grants of up to 30.000€.

Source of funding

The Vertigo project is a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) supported by the EU Horizon 2020 Programme.

Type of activity


Type of sector

Arts, Research, Science, Technology