Unerasable Characters Series / Winnie Soon (HK/UK), Photo: tom mesic

AI in ART Award 2024

Golden Nica statue & € 10.000 prize money: Projects that demonstrate the excellence of human creativity that is possible because of the use of AI. 

In addition to the three Golden Nicas of the Prix Ars Electronica 2024, the AI in ART Award will also be granted within the framework of the Prix Ars Electronica. Every submission to the Prix Ars Electronica 2024, the S+T+ARTS Prize 2024, the S+T+ARTS Prize Africa 2024, and the European Union Prize for Citizen Science 2024 competition will be considered to the AI in ART Award 2024.

This award focuses on excellence in human creativity made possible by the use of AI and machine learning.

AI and machine learning technologies are being developed at an amazing pace every day, and such advanced technologies and the services that use them are already part of our daily lives. At this time, what kind of future visions do artists have and what will they accomplish with AI? 

AI is clearly a tool but more and more also becoming a collaborator maybe even a co-creator. How do artists work with AI, connect it to our world, explore its impact and express it through art? What processes and algorithms are used behind the artwork? What future possibilities does the interaction of human and AI creativity show us?

Works and experiments in all categories and genres, from animation to music, installation, performance, and social implementation, are eligible. We expect to see art that is created through the unique use of AI. 

How to apply?

Entries must be submitted through the Prix Ars Electronica (New Animation Art or Interactive Art + categories), the S+T+ARTS Prize, or the European Union Prize for Citizen Science, and your work will automatically be considered for this award; AI in Art is not a category and entries cannot be submitted solely for this prize. 


January 12, 2024Start of the Prix Ars Electronica Open Call
March 11, 2024EXTENDED Submission deadline
April 25 – 28, 2024Prix Jury Weekend
June 24, 2024Press conference: The award winners are presented
September 4 – 8, 2024Ars Electronica Festival 2024 in Linz, Austria: Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition, Prix Forums, Prix Awards Ceremony, Events, Concerts, Performances, Workshops


  • Groundbreaking artistic project with AI 
  • Projects should not be older than two years or have to show a significant update or further development within the last two years. 

  • The Uniqueness of AI Applications 
  • Transparency of the algorithms and processes behind the artwork 
  • The excellence of the vision in the interactivity of human and AI creativity 

The winner of the Prix Ars Electronica – AI in Art Award will be awarded with €10.000,- prize money. A Golden Nica statue will also be presented at the awards ceremony. The winner will be invited to the awards ceremony at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, and if possible the work will be presented at the Ars Electronica Festival. (in the case of a group, please select one representative). 

The jury convenes always between April and May in person in Linz or online. The jury will be compiled out of Ars Electronica.

If the submitted work is selected and honored by the jury the artist is committed to present the submitted work at the Ars Electronica Festival from September 4th to 8th, 2024.