On this site we will publish our open calls. If the call is in Danish, it is only open to Scandinavian applicants.

Open Call: Dark Data

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

In Collaboration with DOKK1/Aarhus Kommunes Biblioteker, we present this Exhibition centred around the theme "Dark Data". 

Exhibition Dates:  8-21 of Dec 2020. 
Location: DOKK1 - Music /Adult section of the library. 
application deadline: August 15. 

We welcome applications in all art forms, dealing with this theme in both concrete and abstract manners. Sound must be a central aspect of the work you wish to enter.> Non-sonourous work is also accepted if sound is somehow still a central aspect of the works DNA.  
Performance-applications are also welcome (short daily events/happenings and/or opening/closening performances).


Important specs/info:
- Selected work will be integrated in the existing setting of the library space. This means that artists must consider a certain degree of flexibility and collaboration when it comes to staging your work at this particular location. 
- Small and digital works, and work which are either non-electric or batteri-driven, and which are easy to place/integrate in the context of a library environment are favoured. (i.e on shelves/walls)
- You are welcome to consider alternative ways/options to how your work is presented. 
- We don't accept work that requires us to handle transportation/shipping costs for the artist or materials. 
- Selection process: Once we receive your application, and if we think the work fits, we will start a process to discuss how to integrate it, to make sure that installation can be done in accordance with artistic integrity and the specific restrictions that are present at the location. 

Applications must include: 

- brief artist presentation + statement

- artist link (to work and/or portfolio)

- Description of your work/idea and how you envision it. (tech info is important!)

- You must send your work as total folder or a link to a folder with no time-limit. 

- Fee: If succesful you will receive a fee offer. 

> 1-2 page pdf 

Send to


Dark Data: "Gartner defines dark data as the information assets organizations collect, process and store during regular business activities, but generally fail to use for other purposes (for example, analytics, business relationships and direct monetizing). Similar to dark matter in physics, dark data often comprises most organizations’ universe of information assets. Thus, organizations often retain dark data for compliance purposes only. Storing and securing data typically incurs more expense (and sometimes greater risk) than value."
Dark Data cold also be considered in a more ominous context to mean "data which is used for Dark purposes". 



Wednesday, January 22, 2020

OPEN CALL: Convention #2: 'Disturbances'

Dates: First week of August - 2021.
Where: Aarhus - Primarily South Harbour area. Indoors and outdoors. 

We call for contributions for our second edition of our bi-annual event: 'Convention'.


Convention is to be understood in its literal sense; as a gathering.  It's a gathering of artists, thinkers and the engaged audience, coming together during 2 days where everyone gets the chance to fully immerse themselves in this year's theme and to meet other minds and ideas in a warm welcoming space. 
This gathering crosses performances, talks and exhibitions to create one wholesome experience where we blur the boundaries between who are the producing entities and who are the audience.
The primary focus of Convention is Experimental music and Sound art, as a cross section for various artistic disciplines, research and non-linear discussions. 


We are looking for works, essays, talks, workshops from all art disciplines, with the only requirements that:
- Sound and/or music is a central element of your work

- The work / essay/performance etc. is focused on the theme"Disturbances" 

We welcome applicants from various career stages. 


Theme: Disturbances:
Humans have since the dawn of modern civilisation disturbed the environment, animals, each other, ourselves. We try not to disturb, and we deliberately disturb.

We are seeking works that deal with this theme from various angles but not limited to: 

- Nature & Environment

- Society

- Mental illness

- Activism

- Sound and perception

- Feminisms

- Human Rights

- Property and territory

- Urbanization 

Using art as meeting ground, we are looking for perspectives and unknown realisations regarding the question of how we as individuals and society perceive "To disturb" and why, when and how something appears to disturbing, to some whilst not to others. 

- There is no fee to apply. 

- Artists Fees are negotiated individually depending on application. 

You must make a clear and final asking fee in your application: Your fee must account for materials, transportation and housing - all of which you must arrange yourself.( we are happy to guide you in the process). 
- We do not cover unexpected costs that are not mentioned in your budget.
We are only able to offer actual transportation costs, and only the cost that you mention in your application. e.g.: We do not cover unexpected spikes in prices due to late booking of transportation.
- We do not offer transportion coverage for music and sound art performances on top of your fee. 
- All artists get a minimum of 1 free vegan/vegetarian meal per day + drinks. 
- If your performance or installation set-up is done during a time which there is no available public transportation, we will help arrange and pay your transportation. 

We are a non-profit, fully transparent organisation. We do not profit from this event and we are obliged to spend all our available funding that is set aside for fees, on fees. 

In its first edition in 2018, this event resulted in new strong artistic partnerships, created new opportunities for artists involved, and gave our artists a chance to get close to the audience and test out their work and ideas, with a supportive curatorial team, and an engaged public attendance. 

- February 1, 2021 at midnight. 
note: We advice you to get in touch with us earlier, as this betters your chances to get selected if you are applying with a complex concept or installation as we need time to discuss how your work can be realised in the available spaces. If you want to present your idea for evaluation before you make the application, you can write to us on (subject: Idea evaluation)

How to apply: 

Send maximum 2 page pdf application with: 
1) Presentation of your idea or project (it doesn't need to be fully finished and you don't need to use fancy terms - present it the way you know best!) 
2) A short bio about yourself (age, nationality, country and city of residence)
3) Links to your work/website etc. 

4) A short statement relating to your work and involvement in this event. 

- If you are a performer using live sound, please send your technical rider along with the application. Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate multispeaker set -ups, but will accept applications from applicants who have their own system, and may be able to help cover your related travel costs for using your own system. 


**Media confinements:
- All digital works must be less than 2 GB. For the application we only accept links to streaming. (shortened versions are ok). 

SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO: using the subject: "Convention #2 + your artist name"

YOU CAN EXPECT TO HEAR FROM US BY JUNE 1. If we haven't responded to you before this date, your application has not gone through. 

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