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ReSilence overview

As part of the S+T+ARTS program, Resilence in collaboration with artists is developing technologies to shape in novel ways our urban environments and soundscapes, re-positioning the role of silence and that of sound. To design the soundscape of future cities, ReSilence project supports the development of art-driven technologies in the spirit of S+T+ARTS through the collaboration of artists, architects, urban designers, scientists, engineers and researchers.

ReSilence envisages different types of applications to this open call

a) An individual artist

b) An individual artist intending to collaborate with an SME

c) Artist – SME(s) pair

Open Call for STARTS residencies

ReSilence offers 40,000 euro stipends to selected artists as well as 80,000 euro to SMEs (of which 30% must also go directly to an artist to aid production of related works).Project proposals should investigate one of four Pilot Use Cases (PUCs) along with the challenges and opportunities sound and related media offers to urban futures to create artworks and stimulate public dialogue through exhibitions, communication initiatives and/or industry collaborations. The duration of the residency may vary and it is expected to be between 12-18 months.

There are four different research challenges (PUCs) where artists can develop their ideas:

Musical experience design

Concerts are much more than just the music they feature. Technology brings new ways of enabling participation in concerts– on site and remote. This enables the broadening and deepening of audience experience.

The New Silence (Sound and mobility)

Electric cars are introducing a new silence in the city. How we can design the interior/exterior car sound, as a combination of ambiance and an audio interface in order to improve security and quality experience in mobility.

Sound of urban spaces

One aspect affecting the quality of urban life is sound. Analogous to visual city planning, a soundscape approach can be applied in order to analyse the form and sound of existing spaces, measure its quality and effects on citizens.

Full-Body Sound Experience

Traditionally we expect that sound is experienced through our ears. However, nowadays we have the ability to create tools and wearables that can support a full-body approach in experiencing music and sound.


The consortium will organize webinars for future applicants to S+T+ARTS residencies. Consortium members and past residents will describe their experience and provide useful background information. There will be ample time for questions. Artists can join these sessions online and get also an idea about the technologies and facilities to be used to develop their idea .

Join the on-line webinar on Jan 19,2023 at 15.30 CET by following this link.

When & How to apply?

Artists and pairs of artists-SMEs from all over the world are welcome to submit their proposals

Interested artists and pairs of artists-SMEs will be able to submit their application at any time for the duration of the open call.

Please submit your applications exclusively via our online application platform. The application must be written in English.

Applications will be open from 19th December to February 17th 2023 (for type b)

Applications will be open from 19th December to March 17th 2023 (for type a and c)

Selection criteria and procedure

The selection of proposals with be based on artistic merit, clear innovation potential and the overall fit of the proposal with the goals and ambitions of S+T+ARTS. Applications will be evaluated by a jury composed of consortium partners and external experts from the artistic sector.

They will be judged on:

  • Pertinence to selected ReSilence PUC (challenges)
  • Artistic quality in the spirit of S+T+ARTS
  • Feasibility and dissemination/communication strategy

ReSilence will finance 8-10 proposals

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