The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition. Winners are awarded the coveted Golden Nica statuette, prize money ranging up to € 10,000 per category and an opportunity to showcase their talents at the famed Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. In addition, there are two further prizes, the Ars Electronica Award for Digital Humanity, worth 10,000 euros and initiated by the Austrian Foreign Ministry, and the Education Award Klasse! Lernen. in cooperation with OeAD and BMBWF.
The next Open Call will start in January 2023.
Best of Prix Ars Electronica 2021
The Golden Nicas since 1987
Prix & Collaborations
|January 13, 2022||Submission phase for 2022 Prix Ars Electronica begins|
|March 14, 2022||Extended Submission deadline|
|April 28 – May 1, 2022||Jury Meeting|
|June 20, 2022||Announcement of the winners|
|September 7-11, 2022||Ars Electronica Festival|
Prix Day: An Artistic Finale
On the last day of the festival, the focus will be on art. But as always, there will also be a variety of exciting projects on contemporary topics such as climate change, robotics or crisis management waiting for you.
Opening Day: Highlights and Insights
The first day of the Ars Electronica Festival awaits you with exciting performances and lots of art, technology and new inspirations.
Laurie Anderson: Creating, Evolving, Experiencing
What characterizes a "Pioneer of Media Art"? Laurie Anderson connects art with technology and opens new musical paths with her inventions.
How to "resist like bacteria"
Find out what we can learn from bacteria and why the future lies in collaborative resistance through the artists behind the project "Bi0film.net - Resist like Bacteria".
The black blanket: Art and Depression
With the project "The Black Blanket", Linz based artist Mary Mayrhofer artistically processes her depression and received the Golden Nica in the category "u19 - create your world" for it.
The Prix-Jury-Weekend 2022
Once again, 20 experts from around the world met in Linz to agree on the Golden Nicas of the Prix Ars Electronica 2022
We award your digitalization projects!
Teachers and students can now submit for the "Klasse! Lernen." education award. Project manager Veronika Krenn explains how it works.