DCA and Europeana Project
Europeana enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe’s museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. It promotes discovery and networking opportunities in a multilingual space where users can engage, share in and be inspired by the rich diversity of Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage. In its early stages the potential for cross border collaborations is huge, as is the promise of a centralised resources to explore the rich and varied artistic cultures of our European counterparts.
transmediale has been accepted into DCA (Digitising Contemporary Art), a project funded by the European Commission , comprising 25 partners from 10 EU member states and 2 associated countries, Croatia and Iceland. The goal is to increase the amount of contemporary art available online through Europeana. Over 30 months 21 museums and art institutions will digitise approximately 27,000 contemporary artworks and 2,000 contextual documents, making them available through the Europeana portal.
transmediale engages discourse between art, technology and culture setting itself up as an transdisciplinary platform and annual festival. Always searching for new avenues of artistic, academic, activist and everyday expressions, always on the look out for projects and persons who may help in navigating, reflect on and ultimately re-model the production of contemporary culture. The call for collaborations for the 2012 festival can be found here