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Tough Art Residency Program



The Tough Art Residency Program is now accepting applications! This summer residency invites artists to work with museum staff and visitors to create an interactive work of art that is “tough” enough to withstand rigorous engagement. Artists are to be in residence June through mid-September 2022. During this time, they will work in the museum to develop and create new works to be exhibited in Fall/Winter 2022-2023.

Each residency artist/team receives a $5,000 honorarium and a $3,500 materials budget.


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The Festival that connects the Aegean landscape and nature with Audiovisual Arts, Little Islands Festival (LIF) is addressing an open call for its 4th edition towards all artistic communities experimenting with hybrid artistic practices at the boundaries of the performing and digital arts.


LIF 2022's new open call through the theme "Communality" places artistic creation at the core of Community to trace the meanings and representations of community life in space, place and time. Through contemporary art, we seek to create a cultural experience that elevates co-creation, shared experience, and participation into a driving force for the day to come.

*This year’s categories include:

LIF 2022 is looking for proposals in the following categories: AV Performances, Music, VJ, Interactive Installations, Video Art, Animation, Silent Film with live soundscapes, Virtual Reality, 3D Mapping projection, Workshops. Special emphasis will be given to artistic proposals with interactive art interventions and works that propose the experience of participation.

Site-Specific "Cosmolocalism''. Each community is local yet recognizes a vast world outside its borders that shapes itself-image. The concept of cosmolocalism wants here to transfer the topical to the imaginary dimension of the universal, the common belonging to humanity, to project the local wealth globally without however eliminating its specificity.

Indicatively, the artistic process may involve interconnected works in the form of texts, photographic narratives, music, sounds, films and other forms of new media practices. This application concerns artists engaged in the research, protection or production of cultural heritage (tangible and intangible) and collective memory of communities in Greece. 

The selected proposals are scheduled to be presented in August of 2022 for the 4th edition of the Little Islands Festival (LIF), in the Cycladic settlement "Castle" of Sikinos. 

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Participants in the category of live acts, site-specific projects and workshops will receive support:

  • In travelling costs, accommodation and technical equipment.
  • With any applications to secure additional funding.

Participants in the category of screenings will have discounted costs for accommodation and ferry tickets from Piraeus to Sikinos islands and back.


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The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh announces a request for proposals for its annual Tough Art Residency Program. The residency invites artists to work in the museum to develop and create artworks that will be exhibited fall/winter 2020.

This residency offers a $5,000 honorarium, $3,500 materials budget, access to fabrication facilities, marketing and documentation services, and an opening reception. Out-of-town artists are provided with housing and transit to/from Pittsburgh. The residency runs June through mid-September 2020; artists are expected to be in Pittsburgh for the duration of the residency.

Members of the museum’s exhibition staff work hand in hand with artists to produce interactive and innovative artworks that have a direct impact on the visitor experience. Throughout the residency, artists work collaboratively with staff to build prototypes, test ideas on the museum floor, and fabricate and install a finished work that is “tough” enough to thrive in a hands on environment.

We seek submissions from artists who represent the broad spectrum of the greater artist community. We value diversity in age, gender, ethnicity and gender expression as well as diversity in medium.

Application Deadline: Received by March 8, 2020


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Call for Artists: CURRENTS New Media 2020

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Be a part of our 2020 Artist Lineup!
Artist submissions are now open for CURRENTS 2020 New Media Festival.

With 10 years of new media production, display, and support in its wheelhouse, CURRENTS New Media has become known as one of the leading emerging media arts festival in the States. 

Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, CURRENTS brings together the work of established and emerging new media artists from the USA and around the world.  The CURRENTS team is excited to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our next festival: #CURRENTS2020

We invite artists across all mediums of electronic art and new media to apply.

Submission Deadline: November 5, 2019

2020 Festival Dates: June 12 – 21

This year’s categories include:

•   Installations (Interactive and Non-Interactive)

•   Outdoor Installations and Projections

•   Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments

•   Robotics

•   Multimedia Performance

•   Digitally Generated Objects (i.e. 3D Printing)

•   Interactive Installations for Children

•   Single Channel Video and Animation

•   Experimental Documentary

Fee: $25 for single submission, $20 per submission for multiple submissions

CURRENTS New Media provides the community with opportunities to experience new media arts in traditional venues, public and outdoor spaces.

Parallel Studios creates a platform for new media artists to develop and share innovative work. Our yearly festival and ongoing educational programs provide environments that give the public access to immersive and expansive art experiences.

The festival is the result of a collaboration between Parallel Studios, its partners throughout the city, and the many volunteers who invest their time to support this project. 


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