Category Archives: Awards + Calls

(call) Call No.2 for Web Residencies 2017 by Solitude & ZKM (2017-06-23)

Call No.2 for Web Residencies 2017

schloss solitude writes:

Call No.2 for Web Residencies 2017 by Solitude & ZKM Curated by Claudia Maté

»Fractal Horses«

»There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns. If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself. What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can’t decipher.« Chuck Palahniuk

The second joint call for Web Residencies by Solitude & ZKM in 2017 is curated by net artist Claudia Maté who invites artists to challenge the multiplicity and tensions of patterns and chaos – in any art discipline such as visual, music, sculpture, games or writing.

Read the full text of the call here. The deadline is June 23, 2017. Find out more about the program Web Residencies here.

We look forward to receiving your application!

(award) AppArtAward 2017 (2017-05-07)

zkm writes:

After six successful competitions, we will celebrate the 7th AppArtAward this year. Once again, the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Cyberforum e.V. and their partners are looking for the best artwork in app format.

The AppArtAward is a first, internationally: Since 2011, it has awarded prizes to apps that represent advanced artistic applications – it is rare for global art collections to acquire apps. With the help of apps even fine arts have become mobile. The multi-mediality of this new medium allows to combine various genres: Musicians work in cooperation with visual artists, and fine artists include music and acoustics in their works. Besides artistic aspects, the creative integration and the use of options offered by new technologies are important.

Award Categories 2017:

Prize for Game Art
Prize for Sound Art
Prize for AppARTivism

Artists, designers and developers from all over the world are invited to submit their developments until May 7, 2017. Each award > has prize money of € 10,000.

The award ceremony takes place at ZKM | Karlsruhe, July 7, 2017, at 8 pm.

For further information please visit our website:

(call) Art Residency in Speculative Design (2017-05-14)

Marie du Chastel writes:

Looking for artists — art residency in speculative design.

Festival, the Goethe Institut and the Cultural Center of Namur are
organizing a residency program in the field of speculative design.
It’s time to question the future, write its possible scenarios and
give them shape.

A 3-week residency program in Namur From September 1 to 22, 2017, two
artists from Germany and Belgium will be testing new technologies on
all machines from the TRAKK Fab Lab with the Fab Lab Manager’s
technical support. They will be working on their project either on
their own or together for 3 weeks and may have the chance to show it
at KIKK Festival 2017. Challenge accepted?

A bursary of 5000 € per head Both of the two artists will be given a
bursary of 5000€ as well as accommodation and a free access to the
TRAKK fab lab and to the workshops of Abattoirs de Bomel / Cultural
Center of Namur.

Send your application by midnight on May 14 Feel free to share this
open call with your contacts and on social networks!

(award) UX Design Awards – Forschung, Prototypen, Visionen (2017-03-31) writes:

Ab diesem Jahr haben wir die Awards auch für Kooperationsprojekte und
Konsortien aus Unternehmen und Forschungs- oder Bildungsbereich
geöffnet. Der Wettbewerb zeichnet Produkte und Services, virtuelle und
physische Räume – sowie jetzt auch Prototypen und Konzepte – für
ausgezeichnete Interaktionsqualitäten und ein positives Nutzererlebnis

Auf der IFA erreichen die Awards ein breites, interessiertes
Publikum. Ich würde mich über Euer Interesse sehr freuen. Bei Fragen
stehe ich gerne auch telefonisch zur Verfügung.

— Kurzinfo UX Design Awards 2017

Die UX Design Awards des Internationalen Design Zentrums Berlin zeichnen die besten
nutzerzentrierten Produktlösungen, digitalen Services, Environments
und Konzepte aus. Alle nominierten Einreichungen werden auf der der
IFA, der globalen Messe für Consumer und Home Electronics in Berlin

  • Termine Teilnehmer-Anmeldung bis: 31. März 2017
  • Einreichungsfrist für Wettbewerbsbeiträge: 21. April 2017

Bestowed by the International Design Center Berlin, UX Design Awards honor excellent user experience in electronic devices, digital
solutions, services, environments and concepts. All nominated
solutions are exhibited at IFA, the global show for digital consumer
solutions in Berlin.

  • Timeline Participant Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Submission Deadline: April 21, 2017

(call) Videokunst Förderpreis Bremen ( 2017-03-20 )

Städtische Galerie Bremen writes:

Call For Entries 2017

The annual Bremen Award for Video Art supports the realisation and
presentation of two video art projects. We welcome classical, linear,
audiovisual, installation concepts, as well as ideas that challenge
the boundaries of media art. Only as of yet unrealised projects are
eligible for funding.

Application deadline: 20/03/2017

Awards: 1st Prize: 5.000 EUR 2nd Prize: 1.500 EUR

The prize money shall be used for the realisation of the artistic
concept. The selected works will first be exhibited in Bremen. Towards
this means, the Filmbüro helps to organise an exhibition of the award
winning works in 2018. The exhibition traditionally takes place in one
of Bremen’s prestigious museums or galleries.

Video artists from all German-speaking countries, as well as those
from Bremen’s or Bremerhaven’s twin cities are invited to apply.
Students are welcome. The call is not age-restricted. The jury will
award at least one of the two prizes to an applicant from Bremen,
Bremerhaven or their twin cities (Besançon, Cherbourg, Dalian, Danzig,
Durban, Frederikshavn, Grimsby, Haifa, Izmir, Kaliningrad, Pori, Riga
and Szczecin). Applications must be submitted in German or English.
Each applicant may only submit one concept. The prizes will each year
be awarded by a different independent jury.

Deadline for applications: Monday, March 20th 2017 (without the
possibility of extension)

Please send your application only as a PDF file via e-mail. Summarise
your application in one e-mail. The attachment should not exceed 5 MB!

Submit the following:

the saved and completed application form including a synopsis (max. 3
sentences) and a link to one reference project on the internet
(youtube, vimeo, etc.; password-protected links are welcome). In
addition, one separate PDF file with: a detailed description of the
project (as text or annotated photo spread, sketch, animation, etc.)
budget plan list of equipment that will be needed for the exhibition
of your work (and – if applicable – an installation drawing) biography
and videography of the artist (summary) Note: We accept only one PDF
file per submission, please rename the file with your name, the file
size must not exceed 5MB If you have any problems completing the form,
please contact us at:

Application form:


Filmbüro – Jürgen Amthor Mail: Telefon:

Städtische Galerie Bremen Buntentorsteinweg 112 28201 Bremen T. +49
421 361 58 26 F. +49 421 361 57 45
Städtische Galerie Bremen

Do-So 12-18 Uhr

Die nächste Ausstellung ab 19. Februar 2017:

  1. Bremer Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst 2016 – mit Anna Bart, Daniel Behrendt, Amina Brotz, Christiane Gruber, Tobias Heine, Emese Kazár,
    Effrosyni Kontogeorgou, Nora Olearius, Pio Rahner, Max Santo, Malte
    Stiehl, Linhan Yu

Preisverleihung und Eröffnung: Samstag, 18. Februar 2017, 19 Uhr

(call) Disobedient Electronics (2016-12-31)

they write:

‘Disobedient Electronics’ is a zine-oriented publishing project that
seeks submissions from industrial designers, electronic artists,
hackers and makers that disobey conventions, especially work that is
used to highlight injustices, discrimination or abuses of power.

(call) Predictive Art Bot


Predictive Art Bot writes:

PREDICTIVE ART BOT ? is presently offering production aids in order
to accelerate the physical dissemination of its deviant imaginary.
This process will lead to a series of exhibitions across different
countries, that becomes a hybrid laboratory for human/non-human

More info about each of their open calls at:

(also, check out the Predictive Art Bot project itself, quite nice :).

(call) Vilém Flusser Residency 2017 (2016-11-30)


Vilém Flusser Archive and Transmediale writes:

Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research With the two-month residency program, we would like to support projects and works in different stages of development, from the first conceptual steps up to significant advancements of already existing projects and works. A comprehensible research interest is of importance for the jury’s decision; the relation between the work and issues and questions addressed in its research with the context of our society as a whole; first ideas regarding the approach during the period of the residency (strategy, workshops, presentations, etc.); and the connection to the focus of the Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research.

Deadline: 30.11.2016 More info at:

(call) Forecast International platform for pioneering ideas @ HKW Berlin ( 2016-11-30 )

Freo Majer writes:

Sie werden sich vielleicht an meine früheren Informationen und
Einladungen bezüglich unserer Ausschreibung für 2016 erinnern. Ich
leite die interdisziplinäre Plattform Forecast, die gerade in die
zweite Runde geht und im März 2017 wieder 30 Teilnehmer aus
unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen wie Kunst, Architektur, Musik, Tanz,
Design etc. ins Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin einladen
wird. Mentoren wie der Kurator Hau Hanru, die Designerin Heather
Martin, der Videokünstler Bjørn Melhus, der Architekt Philippe Rahm,
der Choreograph Richard Siegal und die Komponistin Jennifer Walshe
werden ausgewählte Konzepte bis zu ihrer Realisierung begleiten.

Die internationale Ausschreibung läuft bis zum 30. November diesen
Jahres. Es wäre großartig, wenn Sie – nicht zuletzt um ein gutes
Niveau und hohe Diversität der Bewerbungen zu erreichen – die
Ausschreibung in Ihren Netzwerken streuen oder ggf. an einzelne
Personen und Projekte weiterleiten würden, die Sie schätzen.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf unserer Website: sowie auf unserer Facebook-Seite:

Ich danke Ihnen schon jetzt ganz herzlich. Für Rückfragen stehe ich
Ihnen jederzeit gern zur Verfügung und freue mich sehr über eine
Gelegenheit zum Gedankenaustausch.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Freo Majer


International Platform for Pioneering Ideas


Freo Majer

Phone +49 30 23633-422



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10963 Berlin



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