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THE ARTS+ is the gateway between publishing and the international creative industry. The focus of THE ARTS+ is on trading in Creative Intellectual Property. This comprises ideas, concepts, texts, images, audio content from all sectors (film/TV, art/museums, music, games, etc.).

 

THE ARTS+ brings together publishing and content professionals to offer them the opportunity to form new partnerships. THE ARTS+ showcases innovative content, creative business models and latest technologies.

THE ARTS+ in the Forum, Level O presents

  • Innovative media developments
  • Selected moving images art
  • Future of the creative industries worldwide
  • Media art

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THE ARTS+ Woman looking at exhibition

20-24 October 2021

Exhibition at the fair und Programme in Livestream

THE ARTS+ presents media art and the moving image, innovative media developments and the academic discourse on the future of the global creative industries.

Look forward to the THE ARTS+ Partners

B3 Biennial of the Moving Image

B3 Biennial of the Moving Image has been a strategic partner of THE ARTS+ since 2018. This year, it will once again be showcasing selected entries from the programme of the B3 Moving Image Forum competition from animation to crypto art.

The opening of B3 took place on 15 October in the Astor Film Lounge, an event that included the presentation of the B3 BEN Awards.

MUNCH Museum

On 22 October 2021, the brand-new MUNCH Museum will open its doors on Oslo’s harbour promenade, showcasing the world’s largest collection of works by Edvard Munch. The museum will offer its visitors a completely new perspective on the artist’s life and art. At THE ARTS+, the cultural institution will be introducing itself using an interactive exhibition stand.

Telefilm Canada and SODEC

As part of Canada’s presence as 2021 Guest of Honour, Telefilm Canada and the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec (SODEC) have organised a wide-ranging programme for THE ARTS+.

One highlight is LOOP – an interactive art installation for the public, inspired by literature from Québec. Supported by the government of Québec, LOOP is being presented in Frankfurt in cooperation with the NODE Forum for Digital Arts.

Kreativwirtschaft Hessen

Part of HA Hessen Agentur GmbH, the Kreativwirtschaft Hessen bureau is once again organising the collective stand at THE ARTS+ for Kreativwirtschaft Hessen on behalf of the state’s Economics Ministry. The organisers want to increase the visibility of the creative potential present in Hesse beyond the state’s borders while creating a space for interdisciplinary exchange.

Taicca

TAICCA (Taiwan Creative Content Agency) and the Taipei Book Fair Foundation will present “The Scent of Taiwan”. Aroma therapy expert M. June Wen has developed five scents from Taiwan’s native plants and trees that express fundamental elements of Taiwanese culture.

Jaktent

Jakarta Content Week (Jaktent) is part of Indonesia’s vibrant cultural scene. Organised by Yayasan Tujuhbelasribu Pulau Imaji (The Seventeen Thousand Islands of Imagination Foundation or YTPI) in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse, the international festival for creative content will be held in 2021 for the second time. Jakarta Content Week 2021 will take place in a hybrid format from 10 to 14 November 2021.

Rich and Famous Films

In the Immenhof Movie Lounge, Rich and Famous Films will be showing the trailer and exclusive clips from Immenhof – Das große Versprechen (Immenhof – The Big Promise), the new entry in the Immenhof film series which will premiere in German cinemas on 6 January 2022. Several of the main cast (including Leia Holtwick, Moritz Bäckerling and Ella Päffgen) will be signing autographs at the Immenhof stand.

Love for Livres

The objective of Love for Livres is both to motivate people to read and to create better lives and a better world by focusing on books. Combining fiction and neuroscience, the project helps young people who are socially disadvantaged or affected by health issues. Its ongoing development is supported by Europe Creative and Erasmus, two programmes funded by the European Commission.

THE ARTS+: Publishing meets creative industries

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STARTS Day

STARTS Prize

This year, we are partner of STARTS and are hosting a STARTS Day for the first time. STARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of technology and artistic practice that effectively implement European policymaking to nurture innovation and that benefit the art world as well. The focus is on people and projects that contribute to mastering the social, ecological and economic challenges this continent faces. In various hybrid formats, topics such as sustainability, humans in the digital world, and the climate and

biodiversity crisis will be explored on this day from different perspectives such as art, technology and science. This will be done, among other things, through insights into the work of the STARTS Prize 2021 award-winning projects Remix el Barrio and Oceans in Transformation as well as On View, and The Growing Pavilion. The award-winning projects will present their innovative approaches and products in the fields of upcycling, artificial intelligence and mixed reality, as well as the exploration and artistic representation of climate change.

Discover the events

Thursday, 21.10.

Storytelling Innovations and Hybrid Experiences in the Digital Age

Live now EN
Speaker: Olivier Girouard, Creator of the Loops and founder of ekumen.
ekumen
and 4 more speakers

Friday, 22.10.

STARTS Day: Remix el Barrio

Live now EN
Speaker: Anastasia Pistofidou, Digital fabrication expert, wearables and e-textiles practitioner, biomaterial maker, and educator
IAAC Fab Lab Barcelona
and 3 more speakers

STARTS Day Panel: The Growing Pavilion

Live now EN
Speaker: Felix Zeltner, Moderator
and 3 more speakers

STARTS Day Panel: Oceans in Transformation

Live now EN
Speaker: Porter Anderson, Moderator
Publishing Perspectives
and 2 more speakers

STARTS Day Talk: On View

Live now EN
Speaker: Porter Anderson, Moderator
Publishing Perspectives
and one more speaker

The winners of STARTS Day 2021

Remix el Barrio, Food Waste Biomaterial Makers

Grand Prize – Innovative Collaboration: Awarded for innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the arts that opens new pathways for innovation.

Oceans in Transformation

Grand Prize – Artistic Exploration: Awarded for artistic exploration and art works where appropriation by the arts has a strong potential to influence or alter the use, deployment or perception of technology.

Project partners of STARTS Day

ARS Electronica

Ars Electronica (AT)

Art, technology and society—since 1979, Ars Electronica (AT) has been investigating how they’re interrelated and where they overlap, and seeking causes and effects at work among them.

Art, technology and society—since 1979, Ars Electronica (AT) has been investigating how they’re interrelated and where they overlap, and seeking causes and effects at work among them.

In doing so, the Ars Electronica Festival functions as a proving ground, the Prix Ars Electronica is an international competition to honor outstanding achievements in media art, the Ars Electronica Center is an educational institution and Museum of the Future open throughout the year, the Futurelab is Ars Electronica’s in-house R&D facility, and AE Solutions is the business division that carries out assignments commissioned by clients in the private sector. All these entities constantly monitor their respective domains to identify what’s happening in science and research, art and technology, and to mutually inspire one another.

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Bozar

BOZAR (BE)

The Centre for Fine Arts (CFA) is a public law company with limited liability and with social purpose (nonprofit entity). A leading multidisciplinary federal cultural institution in Belgium, often referred to as BOZAR (a homophone of “Beaux-arts”), it includes exhibition and conference rooms, a movie theatre and a concert hall which serves as home to the National Orchestra of Belgium.

The Centre for Fine Arts (CFA) is a public law company with limited liability and with social purpose (nonprofit entity). A leading multidisciplinary federal cultural institution in Belgium, often referred to as BOZAR (a homophone of “Beaux-arts”), it includes exhibition and conference rooms, a movie theatre and a concert hall which serves as home to the National Orchestra of Belgium.

With a national, European and international mission, BOZAR serves an artistic and policy platform for new ideas and concepts. Creativity, quality, and artistic diversity have been at the heart of the Centre’s mission since its foundation. But for art not to be something abstract and distant, for it to be truly part of the “culture” of a society – and particularly in a city as variegated and international as Brussels – the public must be able to experience it in a way that is both natural and lively. Art and people must find and recognize each other, must interact with and enrich each other.

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Inova

INOVA+ (PT)

INOVA+ is the Portuguese leading company in the field of the promotion, management, dissemination and exploitation of international projects on Innovation, Training and Research & Technological Development. The company’s mission is to provide the knowledge, the management capacity, the partnerships and the technical and financial support needed for the development of innovation projects.

INOVA+ is the Portuguese leading company in the field of the promotion, management, dissemination and exploitation of international projects on Innovation, Training and Research & Technological Development. The company’s mission is to provide the knowledge, the management capacity, the partnerships and the technical and financial support needed for the development of innovation projects.

With currently over 60 employees in Portugal, a turnover of about 5 million Euros and a constant high profitability, INOVA+ has managed over 40 international innovation projects (with the role of coordinator in several projects with large consortia and budgets of over 1 Million Euro). The company has offices in Lisbon, Brussels, Heidelberg and Warsaw. INOVA+ is also a group, formed by complementary entities that collaborate closely, such as SERN – Start-Up Europe Regions Network, an initiative of the European Commission, creating links between ecosystems, focusing on connecting people, local ecosystems, international outreach and providing information through the One Stop Shop for start-ups. Originally focused on ICT and web start-ups it has recently broadened its scope to all start-ups.

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La French Tech

La French Tech Grande Provence (FR)

Under the French Ministry for the Economy’s initiative, La French Tech is a global movement highlighting french innovation, entrepreneurship and startups.
French Tech Grande Provence is a French Tech regional hub based in Avignon (South of France), bringing together all the players in the innovation ecosystem in the field of cultural and creative industries.

Under the French Ministry for the Economy’s initiative, La French Tech is a global movement highlighting french innovation, entrepreneurship and startups.
French Tech Grande Provence is a French Tech regional hub based in Avignon (South of France), bringing together all the players in the innovation ecosystem in the field of cultural and creative industries.

Its project relies on an exceptional area to test and develop innovative projects around culture and digital technology, thus strengthening the attractiveness and dynamism of this area. The territory of French Tech Grande Provence gathers 1260 digital and tech companies, 4 competitive clusters and benefits from a surrounding “living lab” in the cultural and creative sector, with 9 international festivals, gathering more than 1,9M spectators and 5 sites classified by UNESCO. Its ambition is to create favourable conditions for the emergence, development and perpetuation of startups deploying innovative solutions around artistic, cultural, tourism and mobility applications.

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T6Ecosystems

T6 Ecosystems SRL (IT)

T6 Ecosystems srl is a consulting and research SME. T6 main areas of research are socio-economic impact assessment of research and innovation initiatives, policy analysis and design and policy communication.

T6 Ecosystems srl is a consulting and research SME. T6 main areas of research are socio-economic impact assessment of research and innovation initiatives, policy analysis and design and policy communication.

T6 ‘Innovation Society and Social Capital’ research unit, has gained a long experience in the field of socio-economic impact assessment, having developed and successfully tested methodologies and impact assessment toolkits for more than 12 horizon 2020 projects. T6 has a long experience in the Media and Cultural and Creative Industry community through its work on policy design and analysis of the industry and its involvement in two research projects on media (i3 and SOMA). T6 partners are also Vice- Chair of the New European Media Initiative (NEM) and founding member of Creative Innovation Council at the Frankfurter Buchmesse working on evolving digital needs of Europe’s creative industries. In its research activities, T6 adopts an interdisciplinary approach that combines and develops both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, following – when possible – the action-research principles. T6 has also an outstanding experience in disseminating and communicating activities for several EC projects (e.g. iSCAPE, EUCalc, RAMSES, TESS), developing communication strategies adapted to specific target groups and using on-line and offline tools, applying user experience and interaction design. With a long and extensive experience in participating and co-ordinating national and international research and innovation projects, with a specific focus on European Research Framework Programmes T6 has also a relevant experience and competence in project and program management, project communication and dissemination.

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Waag Technology & Society

WAAG (NL)

Waag—technology & society—is a pioneer in the field of digital media. Over the past 22 years, the foundation has developed into an institution of international stature, a platform for artistic research and experimentation, and has become both a catalyst for events and a breeding ground for cultural and social innovation.

Waag—technology & society—is a pioneer in the field of digital media. Over the past 22 years, the foundation has developed into an institution of international stature, a platform for artistic research and experimentation, and has become both a catalyst for events and a breeding ground for cultural and social innovation.

Waag explores emerging technologies, and provides art and culture a central role in the designing of new applications for novel advances in science and technology. Artists and designers know better than anyone that they must question technology in order to get to the bottom of things, overthrow sacred cows, stimulate imagination and fantasy, create unexpected connections, and—above all—search for meaning.

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