Seven projects funded under the Smart Culture – Art and Culture programme

Seven research projects have received total funding of nearly 3 million euros with the aim of making connections between innovative artistic and cultural practices on the one hand, and scientific and societal issues on the other. The projects have been funded under the unique research programme Smart Culture – Art and Culture. The programme is a joint initiative of NWO Social Sciences and Humanities and the Taskforce for Applied Research SIA

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The research projects will focus specifically on the position of the maker, as evidenced in part by the fact that artistic research is used as a research method in several of the funded projects.

Another special feature of the programme is that it provides a platform for collaboration between universities and universities of applied sciences. All seven funded proposals involve both a university and a university of applied sciences.

Dr. Raoul Frese receives 420k total, in part supported by organisations Waag Society, V2 and zone2Source for a total of 42k.


A computer becomes a plant becomes a machine.
Artists and scientists work together to create and explore new forms of biotechnology that help us develop adaptive strategies within the new ecology arising from climate change.
Dr. R.N. Frese – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Consortium partner: Gerrit Rietveld Academie