Artist Ronen Sharabani stands with his SXSW Art Program installation, Conductors and Resistance, at SXSW 2018. Photo by Aaron Rogosin.
The SXSW Art Program showcases experiential and visual artworks that apply emerging technologies and immersive environments to spark discovery, inspiration and connection. Incorporated into the broader ecosystem of creativity and innovation at SXSW, the art program serves as a launching point for collaborations and discussions around the role of visual and digital media arts in culture, technology and the public realm.
The fee for an application completed by Friday, September 20, 2019 is $40. On Saturday, September 21, 2019, the application fee increases to $90. The final deadline to apply is Friday, October 11, 2019. You will be charged the rate listed at the time of final submission. Any application that comes in after the final deadline will be at $150.
The SXSW Art Program is an open call to studios, designers, collectives, and individual artists whose work is either in medium or concept, is at the intersection of art and technology, or creates an experience, whether through immersion or social engagement.
In order to qualify for the SXSW Art Program, applicants must:
- Have fully completed an application via the SXSW Cart
- Produce an installation that fits within one of the designated SXSW Art Locations:
- Indoor - 20’ x 20’ 9”
- Outdoor - 20’ x 20’
- Provide a visual representation of the installation
- Provide a detailed budget breakdown
- Take all basic safety considerations into account — no flames or flammable materials/gases, dangerous materials
SXSW Review Process
The review process consists of an internal SXSW art team review of each application. This team will select a group of finalists (“Finalists”), which will then be reviewed by the SXSW Art Program Advisory Board (the “Board”). The Board will then select the final participants (“Participants”) for the SXSW Art Program from those Finalists. All applicants will be informed of their status by mid-January 2019.