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East meets East: Open Call




Nabi 2022 East meets East Open Call

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Art Center Nabi is pleased to resume its international open call on art, technology and society.

Art Center Nabi has been at the forefront of the media art scene, discovering emerging artists through various programs such as residencies, hackathons, conferences, and exhibitions. Art Center Nabi also works with artists from diverse cultural backgrounds to create platforms that examine and confer creative and aesthetic potentials of the convergence between art, technology and society.

As a part of such endeavors, Art Center Nabi now launches the long-term hybrid research project East meets East (EmE) that proposes critical perspectives on technology-based art, history, society, culture, media, and philosophy. Setting sail towards the ‘East’ where the sun rises and the future arrives, EmE envisions the coming together of ‘We’ and our Han Ma Eum (한마음, Planetary Mind). We look forward to wide participation from artists, creators, and researchers around the world.

Director’s Letter

When a baby crawls towards the well, you jump to rescue regardless of whether it’s your child or not. Mencius called this compassion and established Confucianism based on such sentiments. Feeling the pains of others is surely not exclusive to Mencius’ time. Right at this moment, countless volunteer troops and workers are putting their lives in danger in Ukraine to rescue their neighbors in plight.

On the other hand, humanity has never been more isolated. The US Surgeon General has warned against loneliness as the biggest health hazard of the 21st Century, while many governments now characterize loneliness as a serious social pathology. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated such isolation and loneliness. Not only are individuals imprisoned in personal media, but they are also constantly bewildered by endless, affordable audiovisual content to watch and enjoy. Each sitting in our silo, we have entered a new life as fragmented selves.

However, an interesting fact emerges as digital selves floating apart from reality are being constructed: everyone seems to pursue a sense of ‘we’, or community. Community is sought in different ways, some of them in sole pursuit of money and profitability, others based on cultural codes. I believe the interaction between human wants and needs would eventually decide which of the Web3 community will survive amongst the flooding number of them. Considering this, Art Center Nabi would like to propose the following hypothesis:

Technological development can encourage Han Ma Eum (한마음; Planetary Mind), the instinct to support neighbors in plight and to share happiness and sadness with one another.

Here, we propose Han Ma Eum as a total and ultimate consciousness. When we escape from the perceptive boundaries of being an individual, we will then be able to find ourselves interconnected as one and envision Han Ma Eum, the encompassing mind beyond planetary consciousness.

Art Center Nabi is not an academic organization but a collective of practitioners. We send out this call to realize our hypothesis above, which is our hope. It is an invitation to create with you.



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  • Artwork: Audiovisuals, Interactive Installations, Performances utilizing techAR, VR, XR, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Blockchain, etc.
  • Design: HCI, BCI, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science-related, AI, Physical Computing related work
  • Writing: Poetry, Prose, Essays, SF shorts, Research paper, etc.

Theme: Envisioning Han Ma Eum (한마음; Planetary Mind) and various forms of ‘we’ who think and act together


  1. Production Cost (varies by genre)
  • Writing and Design (HCI-based thinking process: max. 3,000,000 KRW (approx. 2,400 USD)
  • Media Artwork: max. 10,000,000 KRW (approx. 8,000 USD)
  1. Opportunity for a showcase and an artist talk

Program Schedule

  • Production: July 6th - September 1st
  • Online Showcase: September 9th (Fri) TBD


  • Open Call: June 14th (Mon) - July 3rd (Sun), 2022
  • Application Review: July 4th (Mon) - July 6th (Wed), 2022
  • For interviews, applicants will be contacted individually when necessary.
  • Results will be posted on our website ( and only selected applicants will be notified.

Applications and inquiries to:

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Prize Summary: 
Production support up to 8,o00 USD, Opportunity for showcase and an artist talk
Prizes Details: 

Online showcase will take place at EmE Conference (London, KCCUK) in September 2022. Networking party, workshop, and critique will also take place during the producti

Online / London

Entry Fee:

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Call for Applications European Media Art Platform (EMAP) Residencies 2022





Call for Applications
European Media Art Platform (EMAP)
Residencies 2022

With the support of the European Union’s Creative Europe programme, for the next 3 years the European Media Art Platform expands its residency program for artists, collectives or other artistic collaborations working in the fields of digital art, media art, and bio-art to residencies in 15 countries. European artists, or collectives can apply with a project proposal for a residency of two months within June 2022 to January 2023. The artists will be collaborating with an artist of their choice or an artist local to the host institution:

• Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
• Antre Peaux, Bourges, France
• FACT Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
• gnration, Braga, Portugal
• iMAL Brussels, Belgium
• IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture], Utrecht, the Netherlands
• Kersnikova Institute (Kapelica Gallery), Ljubljana, Slovenia
• KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis, Zagreb, Croatia
• LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain
• M-Cult, Helsinki, Finland
• NeMe, Limassol, Cyprus
• Onassis Stegi, Athens, Greece
• RIXC Centre for New Media Culture, Riga, Latvia
• WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland
• Werkleitz Centre for Media Art, Halle (Saale), Germany

The residency includes an invitation to the kick-off conference in Zagreb 17th – 19th of June, a grant of €4,000 for the applying artist(s) including subsistence costs, a grant of €2,000 for collaborating artist(s), a project budget of €4,000, free accommodation, travel expenses up to €1,000, and free access to technical facilities and/or media labs of the host institution. It also includes a professional presentation and the option to participate in exhibition tours at our members’ festivals/exhibitions in 2022-2024, plus the option to get exhibited by EMAP partner institutions.

Applications should be submitted online at and must include a CV, (audio)-visual documentation of previous work, and a preliminary plan and presentation of the proposed project to be developed within the EMAP Residencies programme. The collaborating artists do not have to be fixed at the time of submission. Applicants must be EU residents or taxpayers in an EU member country or the UK. Undergraduate and Master students are not eligible (PhD candidates are accepted), but emerging artists, regardless of age and academic degree, are encouraged to apply.

Information about EMAP:
Application at:
Deadline for Applications: April 27th, 2022, 23:59 CET

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2020 NCM OPEN CALL V Reality




01 Overview
Contest Title : 2020 NCM OPEN CALL V Reality
Organizer : Nexon Computer Museum
Cooperator : SK Telecom

02 Applicant Qualifications
Any person or group that creates XR contents, such as VR, AR or MR

03 Field and theme
No limitation on platform, genre or theme
(Every field such as game, video, media art which contain VR, AR, MR contents)

04 Judging Standard
Quality of work and level of completion will be evaluated by overall planning, design and technical development.
SK Telecom's VR and AR experts will participate in the evaluating process.

05 Period of Application
1st July (Wed), 2020 – 15th September (Tue), 2020

06 Winner Announcement
10th November (Tue), 2020
* Award ceremony schedule would be further noticed via website

07 Terms and Conditions
- All Documents or items will not be returned when once submitted.
- The copyright of the entry and all rights and responsibilities thereof shall be borne by the applicant (creator).
- In such case of:
1) Infringement of intellectual property rights of others by plagiarism or duplication
2) False information written in documents such as an application form
3) Submitted work concerned as defaming others
4) Possibility of breaching the law, the work can be excluded from the screening or the winner and the prize can be revoked even after winning the award.
- Awarded projects can be used as promotional materials and posted on the organizer's website without additional consent procedures.
- The organizer has the obligation to observe the confidentiality and security measures of the entry, and it is possible to disclose and share the entry only with the consent of the applicant.
-The music used in video production must be a sound source that is not in violation of copyright, and may be excluded from the awards when copyright infringement is concerned.
- The prize money will be paid to the representative applicant in a lump sum, and the recipients of prizes are solely responsible for paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prizes.
- Above terms and conditions can be adjusted depending on the circumstances.

Prize Summary: 
Total 22 million KRW
Prizes Details: 

05 Prize & Award
Total 22 million KRW
- Grand Award (1) : 10 million KRW
- SK Telecom Special Award (1) : 5 million KRW
- Best Award (1) : 5 million KRW
- Excellence Award (2) : 1 million KRW


Entry Fee:

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