The registration for BAD Award 2020 is open!

Are you an artist or designer with an interest in life sciences? We are happy to invite you to propose a project for the Bio Art & Design Award 2020!


29 November 2019 -
31 January 2020

We are happy to invite artists and designers to submit a proposal for a collaboration with leading Dutch life sciences research groups. The Bio Art & Design Award is a competition that awards € 25.000 for three successful applicants to fully realize new bio art or bio design. These art works will be exhibited in MU at the end of 2020. Not only does this collaboration provide new insights at the frontiers of art and science, the BAD Award is a unique experience for both parties.

The Bio Art & Design Award highlights and explores exciting new intersections among design, artistic practice and the Life Sciences. The Award is a product of collaboration between ZonMw, MU and BioArt Laboratories.

To be eligible for the award you must have graduated no longer than five years ago from a design or art programme (at either the Masters or Bachelors level). Applicants are encouraged to relate their proposals to recent advances in the Life Sciences, including those within specialties such as ecology, biomedicine, big data, and genomics. Please be sure to read all information about the award regulations, participating research groups, before submitting an application on the BAD Award website. The applications can be submitted ultimately 30 January 2020.