The 18th edition of the SIMULTAN Festival with will take place between 5-8 of October 2023 in Timișoara and aims to explore and question various aspects of society and individual life influenced by technology, to delve into speculative situations, and to disrupt the standardized image of the future, the cult of progress, and infinite development. […]

Update: Open Call – Desktop Studies pavilion @ The Wrong Biennale

Update The open call is now closed. We want to thank everyone who submitted proposals to our call for ‘Desktop Studies’ pavilion @ the 6th edition of The Wrong Biennale. Our selected artists are, in no particular order: Diana Gheorghiu, Antonia Corduneanu, Herne Hiili & Datejuice, Maria Bacila, Flaviu Rogojan, Marta Mattioli Special selection: Vitaly […]

Artist-in-residence program 2023: Enter the Hyper-Scientific

The program invites professional Swiss and international creative practitioners, both emerging and established, for three-month residencies to realize innovative and visionary projects at the intersection of art, science, and advanced technologies.

Deadline: October 3, 2022 (12am CEST)

Call for Applications: European Media Art Platform (EMAP) Residencies 2023

European artists, or collectives can apply with a project proposal for a residency of two months within March to November 2023. The artists will be collaborating with an artist of their choice or an artist local to the host institution.

Applications deadline: November 30th, 2022, 23:59 CET

Simultan Festival 2022 – open call

CALL FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS!   THE CHANGING AND THE INDETERMINATE   The 17th edition of the SIMULTAN Festival will take place between September 10-18, 2022 in Timișoara and aims to channel ideas and generate new perspectives in the context of the (post) global pandemic and its consequences, as well as the reverberations caused by the […]


The JUNGE AKADEMIE of Akademie der Künste, Berlin, will support six artists in developing new works on the topic “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Ethics” during a six-month residency program at ZK/U in Berlin titled “AI Anarchies.”

Deadline: March 17, 2022

ArtScience Residency 2022 Open Call

Ars Electronica and the Art Collection Deutsche Telekom call for artistic concepts for objects, installations, artefacts, performances, screenings, or interventions from the area of Interactive Art, BioArt, Hybrid Art, AI & Life Sciences, Sound Art, Net Art, Digital Communities and Art Activism. The aim of the artwork must be to critically question technological developments and tools around the following keywords:
Digitalization and AI, digital humanism, sustainability, climate justice, digital democracy, transformation of society, transparency, democracy, fairness, ethics, global equity, and inclusion.

Deadline: February 20, 2022

STARTS: Call for Projects

STARTS: Call for Projects at the Intersection of Science, Technology and the Arts
Deadline: 2 March 2022

Somerset House: Path-AI Residency (Remote)

Somerset House Studios and the UAL Creative Computing Institute, in partnership with The Alan Turing Institute, the University of Edinburgh, and the RIKEN research institute in Japan, are launching the PATH-AI residency programme.

Deadline: 31 January 2022

Grants for Media Art 2022 of the Foundation of Lower Saxony at the Edith-Russ-Haus

The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art will award three Grants for Media Art of the Foundation of Lower Saxony (€12,500 each).

Application deadline: 9 March 2022

Digital Artist Residency – Open Call

Digital Artist Residency (DAR) is looking for new and challenging proposals for online residencies for the period of March to September 2022.
DEADLINE: 31st January at Midnight GMT

Call for Residencies – ENTER Experimental Online Platform – Designing the Message of the Medium

Enter, Het Nieuwe Instituut’s new video conferencing platform, seeks its second artist in residence. Applications are open until 20 December 2021.

Submission deadline: 20 December, 9am (CEST)

Open Call for Index, Biennial of Art and Technology

Index is a Biennial of Art and Technology, part of the programme of the city of Braga as a UNESCO Creative City for Media Arts.

Deadline: 15 December 2021

Open call for the new edition of Collide residency award

Arts at CERN is announcing an international call for Collide, its flagship programme consisting of a residency award of up to three months divided between CERN and the city of Barcelona.
The deadline is extended to 14 December 2020.

Art Explora – Call for applications: residency program

Art Explora and Cité internationale des arts residency program                                    
Art Explora is pleased to announce that the 2022 residency open-call for applications is now open.

Until November 15, 2021, artists and researchers from all around the world and with no age limit, may apply to this unique residency program, with a project that questions relations between art and science, technology, social and ecological contemporary challenges.

Open Call: AI4Future

AI4Future is searching for four artists to work on an AI-based artwork in collaboration with young European activists to foster new urban community awareness. Selected artists will receive a grant of 10,000 € (including fee, materials, travel and subsistence costs). Residencies will take place February – June 2022 with a final exhibition in September 2022.
Deadline: 15 November 2021


Media Art Festival Arad


15.10-01.11 2021
Arad Art Museum / kinema ikon

Calin Man / Ileana Selejan

Exhibition: Off World Colonies @ Indecis Artist Run

Opening: 8th Oct 2021 18:00 – 21:00
Closing: 14th Nov 2021

Location: Indecis Artist Run

Invited artists:
Aron Madon, Lorena Cocioni, Vlad Gheorghe Cadar, Florin Fâra, Adrian Ganea, Lera Kelemen, Thea Lazăr, Edith Lázár, Vasile Leac, reVoltaire, Silvia Moldovan, Monotremu, Makunouchi Bento, Flaviu Rogojan, Tăietzel Ticălos, Ștefan Tiron.

SEEN – multidisciplinary project

The SEEN multidisciplinary project opens on 15.09.2021 with the digital art exhibition curated by Gabriela Mateescu in partnership with the Romanian digital art promotion platform, where we will see new works by several artists present on our website: George Crîngașu, Adrian Ganea, Edith Lázár, Thea Lazăr, Anastasia Manole and Jasmina Al-Qaisi, taietzel ticalos and a new guest Hortensia Mi Kafchin.

The performance program is coordinated by Marina Oprea with performances by: Alexandra Sand (15.09), Florin Flueraș (15.10) and Raluca Croitoru (16.10).

The project will be closed by the Aural Eye Group with a 3D mapping and color show in the gallery, along with a sound performance by Diana Miron, Laurențiu Coțac and Outis Quartet.

Call for Web Residencies No 16: Solidarity is a verb

With this call, curated by Anca Rujoiu, Akademie Schloss Solitude together with ARC Bucharest invites artists and collectives to foreground the relational quality of solidarity. With »Solidarity is a verb,« we strongly encourage practitioners to shape a continuous production of relation grounded on common differences. While projects can inhabit the web as a space to practice solidarity, this open call encourages in equal manner initiatives that unfold on a local or translocal dimension beyond the screen, whereby the interconnection between off- and online should be taken into account.

Call by Akademie Schloss Solitude and ARC Bucharest & curated by Anca Rujoiu — Mai 21, 2021
Deadline: July 1, 2021 (midnight IDLW / BIT)

Develop alternative ways for working digitally in the arts

Flanders Arts Institute (Kunstenpunt) is looking for people that call the status quo into question and suggest possible or alternative ways to work digitally in the arts.

Application Deadline: 14 May 2021

Call for Web Residencies No 15: Mutations

The goal of the Mutations web residency is to engage artist collectives working on the heterogenous theme of mutations – biological, sociopolitical, technological – in relation to the global digital divide. – Curated by Mutations Research Group

Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Open Call: What Stays – Archiving Care

New digital residency for artists of all disciplines

Application deadline: May 4, 2021

Open Call: Residency program of the European Commission co-funded project “Beyond Matter”

Call for applications 2021/22
Residency program of the European Commission co-funded project “Beyond Matter”

Tallinn Art Hall, Tirana Art Lab Center for Contemporary Art, and the Hertz-Lab of the ZKM I Center for Art and Media are jointly calling for European art practitioners / theoreticians to apply for one of three production residencies taking place in Karlsruhe, Tallinn, and Tirana.

Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Online Exhibition: Rosa Menkman – The BLOB of Im/Possible Images + open call

The BLOB of Im/Possible Images
A collection curated by Rosa Menkman

Opens Monday, February 8, 2021 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Open Call for Emerging Women Artists using New Media and VR

Agora Digital Art is pleased to announce our new Residency Lab to support emerging women working in any new media discipline and virtual reality.
The digital art residency is a virtual lab open to women artists challenging, exploring and engaging on feminism and intersectionality, the embodiment and transhumanism, the digital identity and a/sexuality.

Periods starting in 2021: from March to July
Application deadline: 27 of each month at 23:59 – starting 27 Feb ’21 until 27 Jun ’21 
Duration: one month

EMAF 34 – N01: Call for Entries

The Call for Entries for 34th European Media Art Festival is open

Films, videos, installations and performance projects or expanded media works – we look forward to receiving your entries for European Media Art Festival No. 34!
Deadline: 31 December 2020

In Parallel Universes Different Things Happen

Aici Acolo is pleased to invite you to the upcoming exhibition In Parallel Universes Different Things Happen, with works by Cătălina Bucos, Megan Dominescu, Famous Female Artist, Mălina Ionescu & Andreea Medar.

Dates: 13 – 27 November 2020
Address: Str. Horea nr.5, ap.22, Cluj
For safety issues, the exhibition can be visited only by appointment at [email protected]

PPM#5 @the workplace

Aici Acolo Pop Up Gallery opens PPM#5 @the workplace on:
30.10.2020 16:00 – 21:00
31.10.2020 18:00 – 20:00
1.11.2020 16:00 – 20:00

Workshop on ‘Working Fictions’ with Cristian Grecu

Str. Mihai Eminescu nr. 2a, etaj 4, Cluj

M.A.F.A.7: SyZyGy

Media Art Festival Arad

M.A.F.A.7: SyZyGy
September 30 – October 30, 2020
spaces: Cinema Arta Arad, kinema ikon, Arad Art Museum
media: projections, media installations, video streaming

When the planets line up in a parallel universe, an alarm is automatically triggered in the starry sky on the screen of any device.
Options: Reset – Cancel – Escape – Emergency SOS (?)

Exhibition View: Ride the Snake to the Lake/Thea Lazăr at Cazul 101

Biophilia Hypothesis is the human instinctive need to connect with nature and other living beings.
How many plants do you encounter every day? How many plants do you have at home? Where did they come from? How did they get to you?
We are gathering nature like collectables with latin names that give us joy and pleasure every time we take time to tend to them. Curating our own eclectic jungle in our little homes in the middle of concrete jungles. Disillusioned with the world around, we withdraw inside with our understanding green friends or we wander into the little green areas we find in the cities or around them.
In this exhibition I follow a few tales from the eventful life of plants around me.

Thea Lazăr lives and works between Cluj-Napoca, Romania and the internet. She graduated from the University of Art and Design in the same city and studied for a semester in the New Media department at the Academy of Art in Szczecin, Poland.

Exhibition: At The Center of The World There is Fiction – Aici Acolo Pop up Gallery

25.09.2020 – 03.10.2020

Opening: September 25, 19:00
Location: Strada Memorandumului, 23, 400114 Cluj-Napoca
26.09 – 03.10: Visiting by appointment.

Giulia Crețulescu/Prosper Center/Sahej Rahal/Taietzel Ticălos/Mitra Wakil & Fabian Hesse


This call aims to promote digital art projects that can be exhibited / presented at the CLUJOTRONIC 2020 festival between October 2nd – 4th, in the fields of:
· Interactive multimedia installations
· Digital visual art
· Augmented reality art exhibition
· Performing art that uses digital technologies

The call is addressed to artists based in Romania who work in the following fields: digital arts, multimedia art installations, performance. Candidates can compete individually or as group / collective.
The application deadline is on July 15th, 2020.
The results of the call will be announced on July 20th, 2020.

DIGITAL:CANVAS Open Call – C.19 Interface

C.19 Interface
Online event / between 25 April – 25 May 2020

We challenge artists to send one digital work (image, photography, video, animation etc.) created during quarantine. The work can be strictly related or created because of Covid-19 virus and home restraint.
The idea of C.19 Interface is to partially map artists creative activity at national and international level during the restriction period. The artworks sent by the artists will be randomly presented on our DIGITAL:CANVAS platform through Facebook and Instagram posts.

Rapid Response For A Better Digital Future

Eyebeam is acting immediately to invigorate artistic creation of digital futures at this moment of systemic collapse. As economies and everyday routines are disrupted around the world, Eyebeam is taking action to support artists who are imagining a more humane digital realm. We aim to help artists who will create new ways of interacting through the internet, new ways of engaging with each other, and more equitable relationships for sustainable arts practices and creative economies. It is based on the fundamental notion that radical imagination, led by artists, is a key step in building for the long term. The guiding question for this call is: how do we begin to exit surveillance capitalism as the dominating form of digital life and what can replace it?

Open Call: April 21st – May 21st (11:59PM)
Results announced: early June

Out of Stock – open call platform launch

Out of Stock is an artistic-research project that poses as a journal. Initiated by fashion theorist and art writer Edith Lázár, it asks questions about the contemporary significance of fashion and design and their ability to become ‘rebellious agents’ for imagining (future) scenarios. It focuses on speculative ways of thinking and wonderings through the lens of Eastern-European perspectives and sensibilities. In collaboration with Ana Labudović – designer and activist with a penchant for RISO printing – the project aims to develop into a playful platform of experimental ideas and forms of writing, thinking, and sensorial imagining.

Out of Stock appears under the frame of Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart/DE) where Edith Lázár was a fellow for Fashion Theory/Design, January-October 2019.

Deadline for submitting your work: May 14th, 00.GMT (for time-tricking), with the subject ‘Proposal Out’ to: [email protected] For other details or questions on work-in-progress materials and ideas, feel at ease to virtually get in touch.

ZKM announces call for applications 2020/21 for residency program: “Beyond Matter”

Tallinn Art Hall, Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art and ZKM | Center for Art and Media are jointly calling for European art practitioners / theoreticians to apply for one of three production residencies taking place in Karlsruhe, Tallinn and Tirana.

For all three locations the dates are: September 1-October 31, 2020 and May 1-June 30, 2021.
Applications are accepted only in English and by e-mail until April 30, 2020

THIS IS FAKE – Open Call: VR Residency in Zeitz, Germany

THIS IS FAKE is now accepting applications for a one month artist residency in Zeitz, Germany in September 2020.

Deadline for applications is 1 April 2020.

FILE 2020 – Open Call

Since 2000 FILE is a non-profit cultural organization that has been promoting exhibitions, workshops and gatherings that seek to investigate the appropriations of the technologic media in artistic accomplishments. With annual exhibitions in São, in addition to participations in national and international events, FILE is the biggest electronic art event in Latin America. For 2020, artists and researchers can submit their works in the main categories: Interactive Art, Digital Language, Electronic Sonority, Workshops, Symposium and Led Show*.

Registrations are opened to the 21st edition of FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, from October 15, 2019 to January 14, 2020

Open Call Vector Festival 2020

Vector Festival is an annual media arts event dedicated to showcasing experimental art works that engage critically with digital technologies.
Now that game culture and game technologies have become so pervasive in popular culture, how do experimental media artists respond critically to the rampant gamifying of everyday life? From online social interaction to digital finance, from education to military conflict, from politics and environmental issues to the ways in which humans (and machines) express themselves creatively, what comes after gamification?

Deadline: 1 February 2020

Call for Web Residencies by Solitude & ZKM

Apply for the ninth call for Web Residencies by Solitude and ZKM, »Violent Consumer Media«, curated by Dani Ploeger!

How do advanced consumer technologies relate to high-tech weapons, their uses and perceptions? In what ways are news media affected by representations of violence made by those participating in and/or affected by acts of violence? What are the ideological and practical aspects of the aesthetics of violent DIY media content and homemade weapons? How might the beliefs and ideologies of DIY electronics and maker movements resonate with the world views of homemade weapon advocates and lone wolf terrorists? What are the interrelations between news media representations of violence and their counterparts in video games? How are perceptions of violence and technology intertwined with performances of masculinity and femininity?

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Garage Digital – platform launch

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow is pleased to announce the launch of Garage Digital, a new experimental program and online platform, anchored by a grant competition for artists who work with digital technology. Bringing together artists, scientists, programmers, and art historians, Garage Digital aims to explore and support advanced technologies and their intersection with visual culture, new media, and artistic and research practices.

WimmelResearch-Fellowship – Call for submissions

The WimmelResearch-Fellowship will be awarded as part of a joint project between Robert Bosch GmbH, Akademie Schloss Solitude and Wimmelforschung.
Artists from all disciplines – including architects, designers, authors, sound artists, performers, filmmakers, coders – are invited to apply until December 17, 2019, midnight CET/MEZ for the next fellowship period from January 7 to April 30, 2020. There is no restriction in regard to age with the exception of currently enrolled university or college students. All former and current fellows of Akademie Schloss Solitude are invited to apply.

The deadline for applications is December 17, 2019, midnight CET/MEZ.

Call For Share Prize XIII Edition: RIOTS – HERE WE ARE

The XV edition of Share Festival, the Italian exhibition of contemporary tech art and science, with the Artistic Direction of Bruce Sterling, announces the opening of the call for application.


European Media Art Platform / European Media Artists in Residence Exchange 2020 and 2021

The new European Media Art Platform offers residencies for media artists in the fields of digital media including Internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working in media based performance, sound or video as well as robotics or bio-art.
Deadline for Applications: December 2nd 2019, 12:00 CET (after this time the call will be closed)

European Media Art Festival – Open Call

+++ EMAF 2020 – Call for Entries +++
The Call for Entries for 33. European Media Art Festival is open! Films, videos, installations and performance projects or expanded media works – we look forward to receiving your entries for the 33rd European Media Art Festival 2020! Deadline: 31 December 2019

Vilém Flusser Residency 2020 – Call for Entry (Germany)

With the Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research the organisers are calling for artistic research projects that actively explore the capabilities and limitations of transdisciplinary and transmedial situations in contemporary culture. They therefore understand artistic research as an exploration of the links between aesthetics, materiality, and politics.

Launch of ARTA Magazine #38-39

We are delighted to invite you on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 to the BRD Scena9 Residence for the launch of the number 38-39 of the ARTA Magazine dedicated to the theme of Art and Digitality.

Liquid Fiction

Liquid Fiction is a digital residency programme and editorial platform that explores logistic reversals of contemporary fluidity as methods for ethical, autonomous liveness in the arts today. Initiated by Frida Sandström, run by The Nordic Watercolour Museum in the archipelago of south-west Sweden. Whilst the museum departs from the legacy of watercolors and the use of waters in arts, Liquid Fiction investigates liquidity as a central concept for historical and contemporary logistical systems of communication within which the arts reside.

Exhibition – The Unseen

On Saturday, October 19th, we invite you to the opening of the exhibition THE UNSEEN, an event in which Romanian artists will present their works results from the art meets science residence in Trieste, European City of Science 2020.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 19, 2019 AT 18:00 PM

Experiential AI Artist Residency – AI Lab Lighthouse Residency 2019/20

AI Lab (European ARTificial Intelligence Lab) is led and organised by Ars Electronica in collaboration with 13 partners across Europe, including Edinburgh. Experiential AI, a new research group at the Edinburgh Futures Institute, Bayes Centre and Heriot-Watt Robotarium in Edinburgh, is the scientific partner for the AI Lab Lighthouse Residency in 2019/20.

The theme for the Artist Residency is Entanglements – fair, moral and transparent AI.

Bucharest Artworlds @ The Wrong Biennale

Titled “What’s wrong with the artworld(s)?”, Bucharest Artworlds is a global event aiming to nurture digital culture, showcasing more than 25 different digital projects from all around the world: exhibitions displaying VR and digital installations, performance, talks, workshops and concerts.

Site Launch

It’s happening!… The digital art platform is launching in Romania, so come join us:

–  on October 12th at Arad  Art Museum, during Media Art Festival Arad (MAFA6 – dig:it)
–  on October 13th at Lapsus in Timișoara 
– on October 22th at National Dance Center in  Bucharest 
– on October 22th at Young Actions and Abstractions Artists Studio in Cluj 

MAFA6 / dig:it

Media Art Festival Arad
MAFA6 – dig:it

Friday, 11.10.2019, at 19.00
Saturday, 12.10.2019, at 12.00
Muzeul de Artă Arad / kinema ikon

Expo: Halucinarium – Tree of Digital Life. New Environmental Imagining

Halucinarium has the pleasure to invite you to discover the group show “Tree of Digital Life. New Environmental Imagining”, curated by Carmen Casiuc
Artists: Thea Lazăr | George Crîngaşu | Matei Dumitriu | Andreea Brăescu | Luisa Balaban

On view: 18th of September – 30th of October 2019.