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Re-FREAM is looking for artists and designers to co-create innovative fashion concepts together with researchers using novel production technology. Artists and designers from all over the world are welcome to submit their proposals.

The call will be opened from July 1 - September 20, 2020.

Apply from July 1 - September 30, 2020


Complete the following registration to create your profile and have access to the STARTS platform, where you can submit your proposal, as well as follow the evaluation process.

We really want you to be part of this program. Since you have made it this far, here are some more detailed facts and background information about the program. We want to give you as much information as possible to help you better understand where your vision can take you. However, please feel free to reach out to us anytime with more questions, thoughts, concerns and inspirations.

Welcome to the community. You are almost there!


We bring established artists and young achievers together to amplify new visions, ideas and endeavors. Wherever you are in your career, if you share our mission, we want you to be part of this journey.

In this program you will have access to co-creation spaces with facilitation services, project management and a technology pool. All three areas aim to boost art-inspired innovation and 3D printed fashion.

They will be your co-creation space at least one third of the project duration. It is our aim to amplify your potential by giving you access to state-of-the-art technology, introduce you to a new and growing community of fashionista-innovators, and support your project with funding of up to € 55.000.


Re-FREAM is an invitation to artists and designers to join and submit a project proposal within the following research challenges:

IZM-Smart Pixel Textile Display

From analog to connected

The integration of electronics into textiles enables new potentials of how we communicate in the future with each other in the post-smartphone era and to find new ways of interaction between the human body and its environment.
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It also offers new possibilities of perceiving, understanding and interacting with its own body. Artist and Designers with scientists are asked to collaborate tore-think the future communication  and interaction in a digital age or re-think concepts, which illustrates interconnectivity and interdependencies between people and the environment and expresses circularity of nature.Project propositions could focus on social, environmental or health related topics. Re-FREAM favors ideas that lead to visionary concepts that disrupt or complement communication industry.

From 2D to 3D

Traditionally, the predominant use of textiles as fashion materials has led to the development of 2D pattern-making methods for dressing the complex shape of the three-dimensional human body. Nowadays, digital design tools allow us to easily design and 3D print complex shapes for the human body.
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This opens new possibilities for  aesthetic expression and wearable functionality to enhance both body comfort and performance. Artists and designers are asked to collaborate with technical researchers to find new strategies to rethink fashion in 3D and to optimize related materials, 3D colours, and software. Project proposals could focus on experiments and developments of completely new processes for the creation and production of fashion. Re-FREAM favours visionary aesthetic concepts.
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From linear to sustainable circular systems

Nature works in cycles - nothing is wasted, everything is reused. In contrast, the textile industry operates in a linear way, leading to extreme wastefulness and pollution.
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Large amounts of resources are employed to produce clothes that are very often used only for a short time before being disposed. Future fashion concepts should lead to a new textile system in line with the principles of circular economy, integrating people, technology, and the environment. Re-FREAM challenges artists and designers to re-imagine/rethink the textile system, using second-hand, old-fashioned clothes and turning them into something new, giving them new lease on life. Eco-friendly colouring and finishing technologies and 3D printing will offer completely new possibilities for future circular fashion concepts and opportunities for eco-innovative design.

Discover our Technologies


We want to connect artists, designers and scientists for collaborating in re-thinking novel technology for fashion production. We want to ignite art-inspired, innovative, digital-enabled urban manufacturing solutions in the fashion industry.

Three hubs will be your co-creation space where you will be provided different fields of expertise, state-of-the-art technology access as well as network and community to make ideas and dreams come live. Re-FREAM is looking for artists and designers to co-create innovate fashion concepts together with researchers using novel production technology.Artists and designers from all over the world are welcome to submit their proposals!

Applicants must be a SME (under the EU definition), a start-up, self-employed or professional freelancers legally established as a business under the national law and based in an EU member state (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom) or an associated country of the H2020 (Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Ukraine, Tunisia, Georgia and Armenia). http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/hi/3cpart/h2020-hi-list-ac_en.pdf


An international jury will evaluate the artistic and technical content of your applications considering the design, technological concept and business concept as well as professional background.

Re-FREAM invites you for an ART-TECH exchange before the submission deadline. Re-Think together with scientists your concept and inform yourself about the possibilities of novel technologies in webinars.


Complete the following registration to create your profile and have access to the STARTS platform, where you can submit your proposal, as well as follow the evaluation process.


Log in and submit the application proposal. You will need to answer the evaluation questions and upload the requested documents. You can save your proposal and access your saved proposal with your login data at any time. Please do not forget to submit your proposal. Evaluation criteria is available here:

3- WEBINAR – Online Showroom

In three webinars, we will support you with insights to technologies for each research challenge to develop your idea. You can join a live stream of these sessions on Youtube.
Save the dates:

May 7, 2019; 10 am - 12 am: from 2D to 3D
May 8, 2019; 10 am - 12 am: from analog to connected
May 9, 2019; 10 am - 12 am: from linear to sustainable circular systems

  • Each technology will be presented and explained in an understandable way.
  • Artists and designers can ask questions which will be answered by the technology facilitators.
  • After the webinar session, artists and designers will have time to refine their proposal according to the experts’ input until the end of the application phase.
  • The webinar will be an interactive live session.
  • This session will be recorded and uploaded into the Re-FREAM website, so that, it will be available for the artists who could not attend.
  • After the webinar session, artists will have time to refine their proposal according to the experts input until the end of application phase.


The evaluation process consists of 2 steps, a pre-selection and final evaluation.

After the closing of the call, you will be able to follow the status of your proposal in the selection process:


● A group of experts will pre-select 30 proposals. For each research challenge, two experts in Design, Technology, and Business will follow the evaluation criteria shown here. Expert duos will evaluate separately. Proposals scoring more than 60 points will be discussed between the six experts, with the presence of an observer from another research challenge, in order to ensure transparency in the evaluation process.

● A shortlist of 30 pre-selected proposals will be published on the web. Preselected artists will also be contacted by email.

o If selected, you will be contacted by email.

o If not selected, you will be able to download and check your proposal score and evaluators’ comments.
You will have the opportunity to refine your proposal for the next call!

Final Selection:

● An international jury will receive the best 30 proposals and evaluate them using the same evaluation criteria.


Awarded artists will be officially announced. Artists will be able to follow the awards announcement in streaming as well as receive a mail and be published on Re-FREAM website. The official announcement will take place at Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria) the 6th of September.

Help needed?

We are happy to help you with the submission of your proposal.

  1. You can find useful guidelines  in the helpdesk section.
  2. In case you need more help from us, please check the Frequently Asked Questions section, where we will post the questions that other have candidates already asked.
  3. If you still need our help regarding the proposal submission, please feel free to contact us: helpdesk@re-fream.eu 

Video Tutorial: how to apply