Open Call: Summer Sessions 2020

The Summer Sessions are short-term international art and technology residencies for emerging artists and designers. A network of cultural organizations all over the world sponsors and hosts the residencies.

May 2020
12:50 to 23:55
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Corona Update

There is great uncertainty around how the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to develop. Because the Summer Sessions network is a global one, the same is true of the current call for applications. While we don't wish to speculate, we hope that within a few weeks we will have a clearer idea of how this year's Summer Sessions might proceed. We are therefore extending the application deadline to May 1. Please note there will be no further extensions.

We welcome all kinds of projects and would like to see your proposal even if you're not sure it can be carried out right now. We strongly believe that together we can find creative ways to continue developing, discussing and presenting artistic work.

Summer Sessions

Every summer we offer early-career artists and designers support so they can take part in production residencies abroad. If selected, you will gain an opportunity to work in a highly productive atmosphere with support, feedback and expert supervision. Each Summer Sessions residency lasts approximately eight weeks and takes place between June and September. During this period you will develop your project from concept to presentable work, ready to show.

Who can apply?

Artist and designers working with art and technology are eligible to apply if they (1) are under the age of 35 and/or have graduated within the past five years and (2) live in a country where there is a Summer Sessions sponsoring partner. A list of sponsor institutions can be found below. If you have any questions about these conditions, don’t hesitate to ask: info@summersessions.net.

Why should I apply?

Selected artists will receive access to the facilities of the host institution, expert support and an opportunity to present the resulting work at a public event. A budget will be provided to cover travel, accommodation, materials and a stipend.

How do I apply

Create a two-minute video in which you explain your project and how you would realize it during the Summer Sessions. There are no restrictions with regard to theme or topic. Note that you may not submit any additional materials, written or otherwise. Selections will be made solely on the basis of the videos. Upload your video to a service such as YouTube or Vimeo.* Then fill out the online application, providing your personal details and a link to your video.

*Note that YouTube allows you to make a video unlisted, meaning it cannot be found by anyone who doesn’t know the URL. Vimeo allows you to set a password to restrict viewing of your work.

To apply visit www.summersessions.net, deadline is April 7.


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