CURRENTS NEW MEDIA 2023

June 16-25, 2023

Submission Guidelines 2023

Adult Submissions  for CURRENTS NEW MEDIA 2023 Will Open On September 12.
Middle and High School Students’ Submissions Will Open in January, 2023

Festival Dates: June 16 – 25, 2023 / Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA


All applicants must submit the online submission form.

Please read these guidelines before filling out the form.

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2022

Notification Date 1: February 1, 2023
Notification Date 2: March 15, 2023
See Individual Categories for Notification Date


This Year’s Categories Include:

  • Installations (Interactive and non-interactive)
  • Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments
  • AI Generated or Assisted 2D and 3D work
  • Robotics/Kinetic/Electro-Mechanical Objects and Installations
  • Multimedia Performance
  • Digitally Generated or Fabricated Objects
  • Wearables
  • Interactive Installations for Children
  • Outdoor Installations and Projections
  • Experimental Single Channel Video/Experimental Documentary/Animation

Submission Fees
Multiple submissions are welcome in one or more categories. You must submit a new form and pay the fee for each submission.
Experimental Single Channel Video, Documentary and Animation: $15 per submission.
All other Categories: $25 for a single and $20 each for multiple submissions.


Special Category for Axle Contemporary’s Mobile Gallery for New Mexico Artists Only / scroll to bottom of this page. No submission fee.


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
  • We will accept works in progress if you are able to submit samples that demonstrate a strong body of work

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 Yes or No to the multiple submissions’ question. This will determine your fee – $25/single, $20 each/multiple and $15 each for Experimental Video, Documentary and Animation.
  • 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.

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 may include multi-channel video and sound work. It may also include the digital element solely in the fabrication process.

Single Channel Video is a separate category. See Below

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

Notification date 1: February 1, 2023

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.

Notification date 1: February 1, 2023

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


AI Generated or Assisted 2D and 3D Work or Environments – as a tool for art making

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

Notification date 1: February 1, 2023

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Robotics/Kinetic/Electro-Mechanical Objects and Installations – as a tool for art making

The submission may or may not contain digital components.

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

Notification date 1: February 1, 2023

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Multimedia Performance

We are principally interested in in-person but will consider live-stream performances.

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

Notification date 1: February 1, 2023

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Digitally Generated or Fabricated Objects – as a tool for art making.

Notification date 2: March 15, 2023

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.

Notification date 1: February 1, 2023

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.

Notification date 1: February 1, 2023

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Outdoor Installations and Projections

Work in this category can include Video, Video Mapping, and Installations and can be either interactive or not.

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

Notification date 1: February 1, 2023

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Experimental Single Channel Video, Experimental Documentary, and Animation

Submissions must be 12 minutes or less in length.

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

Notification date 2: March 15, 2023

Go to the Submission Form  HERE


Call for Proposals for The Axle Contemporary Mobile Gallery for CURRENTS 2023
Our retrofitted 1970 Aluminum stepvan has an interior exhibition space of 6 feet x 10 feet.
We seek submissions/proposals for works of New Media Art for Axle during CURRENTS 2023, in June, 2023

  • New Mexico artists only

  • Deadline for Proposals: February 1, 2023
  • Artist selection will be announced March 1, 2023
  • Works can use the interior and/or exterior of the space, as well as surrounding public space.
  • Works can include projection, performance, installation, and more, as long as it utilizes New Media.
  • Audiences can enter the space, observe from the exterior, or both.
  • Depending on proposal, work can be presented for the Opening Weekend or as much as Friday-Sunday during all weekends of the Currents festival.

 Artist will be provided with a $150 honorarium.