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eVe - awarding excellence in art thinking

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: the first woman, the wife of Adam, and the mother of Cain and Abel

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eVe is the origin. The beginning of a new attitude in tech. The dawn of art thinking.


eVe is a new annual award by The Grid. 

Art is the energy powering our greatest human aspirations. It reminds us of who we are and unravels the truth behind our perception of the world. Art can make us think and understand the inner workings of our tools and creations by unveiling the essence of technology. 


Artists and technologists create realities that often seem unlike. Yet we believe they both share the same ambition: To transcend our human limitations. 


The Grid believes in a rightful place for art in technology. How can those two worlds intersect and learn from each other? The Grid sees a huge potential in the possibilities for highly effectual and powerful technologies to grow in dialogue with artists. We believe that a conversation needs to be started that can develop a mutual understanding between both worlds.    


eVe is a new annual award by The Grid. It honors outstanding collaborative artworks that show the potential of interdisciplinary experimentation between artists and technologists to positively influence the research and development of new technologies. 


eVe looks for artistic collaborations and artworks that repurpose technologies from their intended applications and fill them with new meaning. We are searching for projects that uncover technology’s hidden strengths, point to unforeseen outcomes, and open up new perspectives, while also acknowledging its downsides and unintended consequences. 


eVe wants to encourage art that contributes to a more humane and inclusive technology. 


Prize Money: 10,000 USD



Open Call 


Your project will be judged based on the following criteria:


Artistic collaboration between at least one professional artists and one technologist.


Project addresses problem statements, is innovative, is communicated effectively, and has a high level of technical maturity. 


Artwork has high creativity, design and originality with strong ties to new technologies. Arts includes but is not limited to: media arts, fashion, film/video, print, architecture, gaming, AR/VR, digital design, music, dance, theater.



  • Up to 300 words on the structure of the collaboration and how the project altered the course of the involved technology’s growth [tie to problem statement above]


  • Video documentation (trailer) 3-5 minutes of the artwork (eligible format: mp4)  


  • Artwork can be unpublished. If published, the first public showcase of the project must be on or after October 1, 2018. 


  • Artists’ biographies and links to project


Send applications to contact@getonthegrid.org 


Application deadline: October 1, 2020

Jury session: October 15 - 17, 2020

Award ceremony: November 2020 TBC

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