Most of us know SXSW (pronounced South by Southwest) as a multi-faceted festival that brings together music, film, comedy conferences, and even gaming. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW has been known for celebrating creatives across many genres of the arts and culture. Every year, celebrities, artists, and people from all walks of life flock to Austin to engage in topics on climate and social action, discuss the future of creative industries, participate in gaming expos, and dance around to the great headlining acts at their music festival. Taking place over the course of two weeks in March 2020, there is truly something for everyone at this incredibly well-rounded event.
The SXSW Art Program goes the step further for visual artists, connecting them to leaders in other fields such as music, film, and technology. They seek to showcase experiential and conceptual visual artworks, sparking discussion, discovery, inspiration, and connection through immersive environments.
The SXSW Art Program’s open call is now accepting applications! Selected creatives will have their works exhibited at SXSW Austin in 2020. Studios, designers, collectives and individual artists are all eligible. Works that are at the intersection of art and technology and create an experience through immersion or social engagement will be considered, regardless of medium or concept.
Artist Ronen Sharabani stands with his SXSW Art Program installation, Conductors and Resistance, at SXSW 2018.
To qualify for the SXSW Art Program, applicants must:
An internal SXSW team will review each application and a group of finalists will be selected. Finalists will be reviewed by the SXSW Art Program Advisory Board, who will select the final participants. All applicants will be informed of their status by January 2020.
Take a look at these eclectic and immersive works previously selected by the SXSW Art Program:
The Future of Secrets by Sarah Newman
Optica Obscura by Raum Industries
TRIPH by Circus Family
Infinity Room by Refik Anadol
ANIMA by Nick Verstand
EVERY THING EVERY TIME by Naho Matsuda
Semeion by Circuit Circus
For more information on the SXSW Art Program, click here.
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