ASN/ASSF is a partner in the CHIC Consortium, CHIC is a research and innovation project supported through the EU Horizon 2020 funding programme.

The €7.3 million project supports the establishment of a responsible innovation pathway for the development and application of New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs) for chicory as a multipurpose crop for the production of high-value consumer products, in line with societal needs and concerns. The consortium includes SMEs, an industrial partner, non-profit organizations and research institutes from 11 European countries and one from New Zealand.

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ASN/ASSF & CHIC

ASN/ASSF will contribute to the highly interdisciplinary CHIC project through an innovative communication strategy of art and science synergy, giving artists and cultural actors a rare opportunity to work at the forefront of science and innovation. The planned art and science program, including two artistic residencies at research institutes, aims to link scientific research and ideas with approaches used in digital art, fostering interdisciplinary work towards an exchange of cultures and milieus.


ASN/ASSF art and science program

For the planned art and science program, including artistic residencies at research institutes, ASN/ASSF has selected artists who applied through a competitive application process. Artists were selected based on the detailed descriptions/sketches of their proposed artworks, and their experience and engagement within the art-science environment. Artists who are committed to the aims of linking scientific research and ideas with approaches used in digital art, fostering interdisciplinary work towards an exchange of cultures and milieus.

Artists Residency

The residency has started for all the artists that have been selected:

Prof. Dr. Jill Scott and Prof. Marille Hahne.

Anna Dumitriu and Alex May.

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How can artists and art play a role in the interaction between scientists and the public?

Consider the role of art in the interaction between science and the public and the power of art in the public sphere through:

Cultural factor

Science through art benefits culture of our evolving society of knowledge
Can you imagine how our future society will progress with science and technology but without culture or the arts?
Art creates social and cultural cohesion between science and the public

Art is not only one of the multiple tools of communication but also an innovative and unique tool for disseminating knowledge

Artists are best placed to use this tool because they create this tool.
The artwork itself comes from the fusion of science and art.
Art cannot be instrumentalized but it can use efficiently science and raise awareness about the challenges of XXI century and the impact and importance of scientific research


The message of science over art is often better perceived by the public.


For better acceptance by the general public.


Artist is the best mediator between scientist and public

Artists enjoy freedom but they can play the ambassador role:

It is a double ambassador role: they can be the voice of science for the public, but also vice versa, as artists can be the voice of the public
in the science world. Artists through their various creative and unique communication strategies, bridging various areas of human experience and research, can help to open new perceptions to the public and to think out of the box.

Art has multiple functions in society.

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