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NAISA General Call for Submissions


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NAISA is pleased to launch its 2023 Call For Submissions REIMAGINE

Deadline extended to June 30, 2023

Categories: Categories: Sound Art/Electroacoustic, Videomusic, Radio/Transmission Art, Interactive Installation

Online Application Form

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme REIMAGINE for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art’s 2024 programming.

The push for renewal following the pandemic along with adjustments necessary to meet climate goals suggest new structures and terms for moving forward. What opportunities do those present creatively? What new stories do you imagine hearing? How will artists REIMAGINE the sound art of tomorrow based on the choices that lie ahead.

For its 2024 programming, NAISA is interested in submissions of work related to the theme REIMAGINE and creative ways that this theme can be explored. Individual interpretations or variations on the theme REIMAGINE are encouraged, but should be realized with sound as the primary component. NAISA encourages artists to submit works for interactive sound installations and sound sculptures for indoor and outdoor contexts. NAISA also accepts works for fixed media audio or audio-visual works, livestreaming and any emerging digital formats that include sound as a primary element.

A variety of presentation formats are possible for in-person or online events, such as performances, installation exhibitions, audio-visual screenings, radio or internet broadcasts, mobile experiences and any emerging or alternative digital media formats that include sound as a primary element. NAISA is interested in exploring online presentation contexts that expand social communities and invite a multitude of voices for online sharing, learning and discussion. For fixed media works, any duration is encouraged, but special consideration will be given to works that are 5 minutes or less.

Please complete in full the online submission form and upload your support materials by midnight on the deadline of May 26, 2023.

Note: there is a $5 submission fee in order to defray the cost of processing the submissions. All works chosen for presentation will receive an artist fee. Only those artists being considered for presentation will be contacted.

This year’s call includes consideration for two special awards:

The James Bailey Award – a $300 award that will recognize a work submitted by a Canadian artist to NAISA’s call for submissions which best exemplifies an inventive and adventurous spirit and pushes the boundaries of radio and transmission art. Special consideration will be given for a work submitted by an artist who is new to the field of radio and transmission art.

The Andra McCartney Mentorship Award – a $300 award and mentorship residency awarded to an artist who has submitted a work, is new to the field of sound art, and who lives in a Northern Ontario. Special consideration will be given for an artist who identifies as female / non-binary, and/or indigenous.

Both annual awards have been established by NAISA with a gift made by Kevin Austin.