European Art-Science-Technology Network for Digital Creativity

The University of Manchester

Cooperation Projects



Total project grant (euros)



Creative Europe



Call number

EACEA 45/2016

Project date

1 Nov 2017 - 1 Nov 2021

Number of partners in project


Lead organisation

Association Pour la Creation et Larecherche sur les Outils d'Expression, France


The University of Manchester, UK

Ionian University, Spain

Aalborg Universitet, Denmark

Instituto Superiore di Stdudu Musicali - Conservatorio di Musica Giorgio Federico Ghedini di Cuneo, Italy

Kungliga Musikhogskolan I Stockholm, Sweden

Drustvo Ljudmila Laboratorij Za Znanost in Umetnost, Slovenia

Miso Music Portugal Associacao Cultural, Portugal

Zentrum Fur Kunst Und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe Stiftung Des Offentlichen Rechts, Germany

Interactive Media Art Laboratory ASBL, Belgium

Open Up Music CIC, UK

Scene de Musiques Actuelles du Pays de Romans, La Cordonnerie, France

Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, France

Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

EASTN-DC, European Art-Science-Technology Network for Digital Creativity, is a network dedicated to the time-based digital arts: musical arts, visual arts, performing and interactive arts. In this field, the democratization of digital tools has provoked a spouting of new contents, ideas and commitments, premises of ongoing profound changes that rattle the practices along with the actors and the public.

In the meantime, a lack of synergy between the different functions carrying the digital mutation (research, creation, pedagogy, diffusion and valorisation) led to some deadlocks. The latters range from disciplinary imperviousness to inadequate relations between researchers, artists, educators and mediators, or from the very form of the new art pieces, the matter of their presentation to the public, to pedagogical concerns regarding the teaching of digital tools and their concepts.

In that frame, and by this fact, EASTN-DC actions aim at:

  • Experimenting this synergy between research, creation, pedagogy, diffusion and valorisation at the European level
  • Proposing new models for cooperation and digital contents production connecting Art, Science and Technology.
  • Establishing a sustainable base for a large European network in the field of time-based digital arts.

To do so, EASTN-DC is gathering 17 partners in 13 different countries from Europe to the Americas. They will host and exchange about 70 creators in the frame of a 16 international events tour spread over 4 years. These privileged moments, in direct contact with the audience, will frame a new and systemic approach, binding the Knowing “Disseminate”, the Learning “Inseminate”, the Making “Collect”, a digital creativity factory leading to a creative citizen.

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