AI4FUTURE: international call for artists



AI4future is searching for 4 artists to work at an AI-based installation in collaboration with young European activists to foster new urban community awareness


In recent years, Artificial Intelligence has been implemented in a number of fields functional to daily life: from those that simulate the cognitive abilities of the human being (image recognition, language automation, etc.) to the management of civil and social life (home automation, banking, self-driving vehicles, etc.) up to the economic and political organization (remote surveillance, privacy, impact on the world of work 4.0, health management, disinformation techniques, control over fundamental rights, etc.).

AI4Future intends to show how artificial intelligence, which allows the collection, interpretation and display of large amounts of data, can be a tool at the service of artists and activists to address the cultural and social changes of our time.

For this reason, we have involved young activists from each city in order to define with them the range of mobility that will be the stimulus for presenting residency projects.

Discover the themes, the cultural centers and the challenges:

  • AI and Gender Inequality issues (Rotterdam)
  • AI and community mobilization in public spaces (Sardinia)
  • AI, platform urbanism and social mobility (Milan)
  • AI, phygital worlds and digital barriers (Barcelona)


We mostly expect applications coming from artists used to work with AI technologies, interested in collaborating, during an artistic residency, with young activists at a tangible artwork that the local communities can adopt to advocate their challenge.

Selected artists will receive a grant of 10.000 €  to create an AI-based artwork or to develop an already existing project during a residency in one of the 4 cities involved in the project (Barcelona, Rotterdam, Milan, Cagliari), from January to June 2022. In the same period artists will travel to the other 3 European cities, to meet and share their work with communities, activists and artists engaged in the AI4Future network.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is 15th November 2021.

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