CURRENTS NEW MEDIA 2020

June 12-21, 2020

Submission Guidelines 2020

Submissions For CURRENTS New Media 2020 Are Open
Deadline: November 5, 2019

Selection notifications will go out to all artists on January 13, 2020


All applicants must submit the online Submission Form

Please read these Guidelines before filling out the Form


2020 Festival Dates: June 12 – 21 / Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

This Year’s Categories include:
Installations (Interactive and non-interactive), Outdoor Installations and Projections, Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments, Robotics,  Multimedia Performance, Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing), Wearables, Interactive Installations for Children, Single Channel Video and Animation, Experimental Documentary

Special Category for Axle Contemporary’s Mobile Gallery
For New Mexico Artists Only / scroll to bottom of this page


You are welcome to submit multiple entries in one or more Categories.
You must submit a new form and pay the fee for each entry – $25 for a single entry and $20 each for multiple entries. 


Submission Form Instructions


Work Samples

  • Documentation of work samples must be viewable online (personal website, YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, etc)
  • uploaded hi-res photos and video still captures should be no larger than 3MB .jpg only

Follow these steps to fill out the Submission Form:

  • Fill out the general information at the top of the Form.
  • Select the Category in which you wish to submit your work. Each Category has a separate set of questions.
  • Once you have selected the Category you can fill out the remainder of the Form.
  • Select whether you are submitting a single submission or multiple submissions. This will determine your fee – $25/single, $20 each/multiple.
  • Submit the Form.
  • Once you have submitted the form and paid your fee you will receive an email notification with a copy of the form you submitted.
  • You are welcome to submit multiple entries in one or more categories. You must submit a new form and pay the fee separately for each entry.
  • If you wish to enter another submission return to the this page or the Submissions Form page.

If  you are not capable of converting files to the PDF format you can do it for free  HERE

Questions about the CURRENTS application? contact

We look forward to viewing your work!



SUBMISSION CATEGORIES


Installations
Work in this category can be non-interactive or interactive, and can also include multi-channel video and sound work.

Artists in this category may be eligible for travel, lodging, shipping and equipment support.

Submissions must include:

  • a completed online submission form for each work
  • the title of the work, year created
  • a website or link where work can be seen (see work sample description above)
  • if you are sending a link for a video that is password protected enter the password
  • brief bio – 875 characters max
  • brief statement about the work you are submitting – 875 characters max
  • upload a complete description of the work including minimum number of artists required to travel / .pdf only
  • upload a CV/resume .pdf only
  • upload 2 to 3 still images of the proposed work (see image requirements above) .jpg only
  • upload an installation floor plan indicating ideal space requirements / .jpg or .pdf only
  • upload an equipment list (indicating which equipment you are able to supply and which you will need the festival to supply) .pdf only

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Outdoor Installations and Projections
Video, Video Mapping, and Installations can be either interactive or not. The works will be presented adjacent to the Festival’s main exhibition entry at El Museo Cultural on opening weekend – June 12, 13, 14. You are welcome to submit installations designed for presentation in trucks (i.e. UHaul moving truck), vans or other vehicles.

Artists in this category may be eligible for travel, lodging, shipping and equipment support.

Submissions must include:

  • a completed online submission form for each work
  • the title of the work, year created
  • a website or link where work can be seen (see work sample description above)
  • if you are sending a link for a video that is password protected enter the password
  • brief bio – 875 characters max
  • brief statement about the work you are submitting – 875 characters max
  • upload a complete description of the work including minimum number of artists required to travel / .pdf only
  • upload a CV/resume .pdf only
  • upload 2 to 3 still images of the proposed work (see image requirements above) .jpg only
  • upload an installation floor plan indicating ideal space requirements / .jpg or .pdf only
  • upload an equipment list (indicating which equipment you are able to supply and which you will need the festival to supply) .pdf only

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Environments – as a tool for art making

Artists in this category may be eligible for travel, lodging, shipping and equipment support.

Submissions must include:

  • a completed online submission form for each work
  • the title of the work, year created
  • a website or link where video documentation of the work can be seen (see work sample description above)
  • if you are sending a link for a video that is password protected enter the password
  • brief bio – 875 characters max
  • brief statement about the work you are submitting – 875 characters max
  • upload a complete description of the work including minimum number of artists required to travel / .pdf only
  • upload a CV/resume .pdf only
  • upload 2 to 3 still images of the proposed work (see image requirements above) .jpg only
  • upload an installation floor plan indicating ideal space requirements / .jpg or .pdf only
  • upload an equipment list (indicating which equipment you are able to supply and which you will need the festival to supply) .pdf only

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Robotics – as a tool for art making

Artists in this category may be eligible for travel, lodging, shipping and equipment support.

Submissions must include:

  • a completed online submission form for each work
  • the title of the work, year created
  • a website or link where work can be seen (see work sample description above)
  • if you are sending a link for a video that is password protected enter the password
  • brief bio – 875 characters max
  • brief statement about the work you are submitting – 875 characters max
  • upload a complete description of the work including minimum number of artists required to travel / .pdf only
  • upload a CV/resume .pdf only
  • upload 2 to 3 still images of the proposed work (see image requirements above) .jpg only
  • upload an installation floor plan indicating ideal space requirements / .jpg or .pdf only
  • if relevant, upload an equipment/or special requirements list (indicating what you are able to supply and what you will need the festival to supply) .pdf only

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Multimedia Performance

Artists in this category are eligible for travel, lodging, shipping and equipment support.

Submissions must include:

  • a completed online submission form for each work
  • the title of the work, year created and duration
  • a website or link where work can be seen (see work sample description above)
  • if you are sending a link for a video that is password protected enter the password
  • brief bio – 875 characters max
  • brief statement about the work you are submitting – 875 characters max
  • upload a complete description of the work including number of performers and minimum tech crew required to travel .pdf only 
  • upload a CV/resume .pdf only
  • upload 2 to 3 still images of the proposed work (see image requirements above) .jpg only
  • upload a performance floor plan indicating ideal space requirements / .jpg or .pdf only
  • upload an equipment list (indicating which equipment you are able to supply and which you will need the festival to supply) .pdf only

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing, computerized or digitally controlled fabrications) – as a tool for art making

Artists in this category may be eligible for travel, lodging, shipping and equipment support.

Submissions must include:

  • a completed online submission form for each work
  • the title of the work, year created
  • a website or link where work can be seen (see work sample description above)
  • if you are sending a link for a video that is password protected enter the password
  • brief bio – 875 characters max
  • brief statement about the work you are submitting – 875 characters max
  • upload a complete description of the work including minimum number of artists required to travel / .pdf only
  • upload a CV/Resume .pdf only
  • upload 2 to 3 still images of the proposed work (see image requirements above) .jpg only
  • upload a description of how you would like your work displayed and/or a floor plan indicating ideal space requirements / .jpg or .pdf only
  • if relevant, upload an equipment/or special requirements list (indicating what you are able to supply and what you will need the festival to supply) .pdf only

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Wearables – we are looking for any design or invention that can be worn by a human being. It can be 3D printed, interactive, digitally enhanced, but must contain a digital component in its production or final presentation.

Artists in this category may be eligible for travel, lodging, shipping and equipment support.

Submissions must include:

  • a completed online submission form for each work
  • the title of the work, year created
  • a website or link where work can be seen (see work sample description above)
  • if you are sending a link for a video that is password protected enter the password
  • brief bio – 875 characters ma
  • brief statement about the work you are submitting – 875 characters max
  • upload a complete description of the work including minimum number of artists required to travel / .pdf only
  • upload a CV/Resume .pdf only
  • upload 2 to 3 still images of the proposed work (see image requirements above) .jpg only
  • upload a description of how you would like your work displayed and/or a floor plan indicating ideal space requirements / .jpg or .pdf only
  • if relevant, upload an equipment/or special requirements list (indicating what you are able to supply and what you will need the festival to supply) .pdf only

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Interactive Installations for Children
This category is looking for work that is accessible to children but that also appeals to the adult members of our audience. Work should utilize technology to engage the user in new, playful forms of exploration.

Artists in this category may be eligible for travel, lodging, shipping and equipment support.

Submissions must include:

  • a completed online submission form for each work
  • the title of the work, year created
  • a website or link where work can be seen (see work sample description above)
  • if you are sending a link for a video that is password protected enter the password
  • brief bio – 875 characters ma
  • brief statement about the work you are submitting – 875 characters max
  • upload a complete description of the work including minimum number of artists required to travel / .pdf only
  • upload a CV/resume .pdf only
  • upload 2 to 3 still images of the proposed work (see image requirements above) .jpg only
  • upload an installation floor plan indicating ideal space requirements / .jpg or .pdf only
  • upload an equipment list (indicating which equipment you are able to supply and which you will need the festival to supply) .pdf only

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Single Channel Video and Animation

This year we will be selecting 3 to 5 artists who have a strong body of single channel video or animation shorts.

Each artist’s work will either be presented on a flat panel or projected, at the discretion of the curators.

A single link to a website or Vimeo/Youtube account is preferred. If not possible you can add additional links on the submission form.

The selections chosen will be curated into a program of shorts that is no longer than 45 minutes long. It is preferred that individual videos should not be more than 15 minutes long.

For this category only, multiple works will be considered for a single $25 fee.

Please submit multi-channel video installations under the Installation category.

Submissions must include:

  • a completed online submission form
  • a website or link where work can be seen (see work sample description above)
  • if you are sending a link that is password protected enter the password
  • If you are submitting multiple links use the additional boxes on the form and include passwords in the appropriate boxes if applicable
  • brief bio – 875 characters max
  • brief statement about the work you are submitting – 875 characters max
  • upload a CV/Resume .pdf only
  • upload 2 to 3 still images of the proposed work/s (see image requirements above) .jpg only

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Experimental Documentary
We are looking for shorts and feature length documentaries which are considered by their creators as art works that use video as a medium in all its variety. The work can be of personal, social or impressionistic in nature.

Special guidelines for this category are:
No more than two submissions – shorts 1-20 mins – features 45-90 mins

Submissions must include:

  • a completed online submission form for each work
  • the title of the work, year created and duration
  • a website or link where work can be seen (see work sample description above)
  • if you are sending a link for a video that is password protected enter the password
  • brief bio – 875 characters max
  • brief statement about the work you are submitting – 875 characters max
  • upload a CV/Resume .pdf only
  • upload 2 to 3 still images of the proposed work (see image requirements above) .jpg only

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Questions about the CURRENTS application? contact



Special Category

Call for Entries for The Axle Contemporary Mobile Gallery – a CURRENTS 2020 satellite exhibition.

Our retrofitted 1970 Aluminum stepvan has an interior exhibition space of 6 feet x 10 feet. 
Download the floor plan here:  Axle Floor Plan.

  • New Mexico artists only
  • Deadline December 31, 2019
  • We seek submissions/proposals for works of New Media Art for Axle during CURRENTS 2020, June 12-21
  • Artist selection will be announced February, 2020
  • Works can use the interior and/or exterior of the space, as well as surrounding public space
  • Audiences can enter the space, observe from the exterior, or both

Proposal may include photos, written descriptions, weblinks, and video (send video as weblinks, not files).

Send proposals by e-mail to submissions@axleart.com

More info on this CfE here:  https://www.axleart.com/axle-currents-2020

Questions?  Call or write:
505-670-5854: Matthew
505-670-7612: Jerry
info@axleart.com