Impression of the Ars Electronica Festival

Ars Electronica Festival

The Ars Electronica Festival 2017 will take place from September 7-11 in Linz, Austria. The festival is staged at a variety of locations throughout the inner city—classic artistic and cultural venues, streets, squares and parks, and even shopping malls, schools, churches or mothballed factory grounds. And no less diverse than the locations were the productions on the festival’s program. Exhibitions and presentations, conferences and panel discussions, workshops, concerts, screenings, performances and interventions make up a jam-packed lineup of fascinating events. The STARTS recipients will be showcased at several of them!

Impression of the Ars Electronica Gala

Prix Ars Electronica Gala

At the Prix Ars Electronica Gala on September 8, 2017, not only the Golden Nica prizewinners of the Prix Ars Electronica will be singled out for recognition; the STARTS recipients will also be publically honored.

Impression of the Cyberarts exhibition

STARTS Prize Exhibition

A selection of the most outstanding projects submitted for prize consideration to the STARTS Prize will be presented at the Ars Electronica Festival.

Impression of the STARTS forum

STARTS Prize Forum

But attention isn’t focused only on the prizewinning projects; Ars Electronica’s spotlight also shines on the people who produced them. At the STARTS Prize Forum 2017 (September 9, 2017), the winners will have an opportunity to elaborate on their approach and point of view, their methodology and the results they have achieved with it.


BOZAR Electronic Art Festival BEAF

Immediately after the Ars Electronica Festival, the Best of STARTS Prize 2017 travels to Brussels where it will be on display in conjunction with the BOZAR Electronic Art Festival BEAF (September 14-30, 2017). The BEAF has made a name for itself with a broad spectrum of activities dedicated to contemporary art and culture. It’s a setting for intensive encounters with exceptional work in the field of digital culture. The festival encompasses electronic music, installations, artistic performances, film & video screenings, workshops and discussions. It’s a don’t-miss event for fans of digital art.

Past presentations

DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum

In the framework of the collaborative exhibition between Volkswagen and Ars Electronica from July 1st 2016 to August 27th 2016 at the DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum Berlin, Ars Electronica presented a selection of the STARTS Prize Winners 2016 in the exhibition “Human Factor – Endless Prototyping” to 170.000 visitors.

Science Agora Japan

Ars Electronica presented selected winners of the STARTS Prize 2016 during Science Agora from November 3rd-November 5th 2016 in the form of presentations and talks in Japan.