Call for participants: Transmediale Festival 2017
Does your work explore the frontier between humans and technology and are you interested in presenting your work during the Transmediale Festival in Berlin? If your work is selected by this art, culture and technology festival, then creatives and organizations in the realm of digital culture can receive a supplementary grant for production costs plus their travel and accommodation costs from Creative Industries Fund NL. You can submit proposals for artistic projects, performances, installations and screenings, but also for workshops, network meetings and the presentation of publications. Theoretical contributions are also welcome.
In 2017 the Transmediale Festival is celebrating its 30th edition. This year the festival extends over a longer period and is being held at a diversity of venues in Berlin (2 February–5 March). Transmediale 2017 is focusing on playful, critical and speculative artistic explorations of the theme ‘Ever Elusive’. The festival is using this theme to investigate the increasingly blurred boundary between human and non-human (i.e. technological) ecology. The heart of the festival is the ‘Alien Ecologies’ exhibition curated by Inke Arns, thus turning the spotlight on the context of media art and digital culture in transformation that it has been exploring and showcasing over the last three decades. Further information about Transmediale 2017’s programme and themes will be published on the festival’s website soon.
Submitting proposals to Transmediale
Proposals must be submitted via Transmediale’s Open Submission Platform. To be eligible for a grant from Creative Industries Fund NL, you must include travel, accommodation and production costs in the budget. The deadline for submitting proposals to Transmediale is 15 September 2016. The Transmediale Festival’s artistic directors are responsible for the selection of submitted proposals.
A maximum of 8 participants selected by Transmediale will receive a contribution from the Fund. This grant is intended for the production at the festival and for the participant’s travel and accommodation costs. The Fund is setting aside a sum of €18,000. An amount of €1,000 from each individual grant will be used to facilitate the production at the Transmediale Festival.
By facilitating Dutch projects at the Transmediale Festival, Creative Industries Fund NL is aiming to give creatives the space to establish and strengthen long-term international relationships and networks.
The selected proposals will receive a grant based on the Grant Programme for E-culture. For projects that are selected by the Transmediale Festival, the participant will be asked to submit a formal grant application to Creative Industries Fund NL. Participants will receive a message about this as soon as the selection is announced. For information about this open call, please contact Joris van Ballegooijen, Grant Officer, Grant Programme for E-culture, [email protected].
In order to receive a grant you must be registered with a Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK). If that is not yet the case, then it is still possible for you to register subsequent to selection.
The Fund secretariat will contact the selected parties.
Photo: Jonathan Gruger