Produce less, produce better, produce sustainably

The specificity of digital arts, through the use and questioning of new technologies, leads us to be all the more vigilant about the environmental crisis. Technologies are not neutral and have a profound impact on our ecosystems, and we believe that artists are the most likely to explore these themes in their reflections and in their practices.

Concerned about these issues, particularly within the HACNUM network, we will pay particular attention to projects that take into account this ecological dimension in the selection of artworks that we will accompany in production, both in terms of the materials used in their design and their energy consumption. 

While this will not be an exclusive criterion, it will in any case be a major asset that we will focus on in our selection.

Eco-responsibility can be found in various forms in the production and distribution of digital artwork. We think that it is important to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels in projects, to rely on local actors for raw materials or to have a distribution plan that allows the works to have a longer life span with more environmentally friendly travel logics.   It is difficult to express in a few lines all our thoughts on the subject and we are not alone in thinking and acting on these issues, so we also refer you to the very good confĂ©rence work of our partners Now, Scopitone, Oblique/s and Electroni[k] and to the resources developed by the members of Hacnum on the environmental impacts of a digital artwork.

Representativeness, inclusiveness, diversity: ambitions and actions

CHRONIQUES has been committed to supporting under-represented artists for over ten years.

In previous editions, an average of 65% of the proposals received were from men. To reduce this gap for this 4th edition, we will be careful to respect a total parity on all the calls for projects and this without exception.

We are aware of the difficulties that constitute the missions of representativeness that we have given ourselves. The answers we have given are perhaps incomplete or divisive but we assume this attempt while remaining attentive to the artists and professionals of our sector to improve ourselves and progress together towards a more inclusive and representative culture of the society in its diversity.