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Opportunities: Open Call All Disciplines For 3 Week Traveling Residency (Riga to Helsinki)

Opportunities: Open Call All Disciplines For 3 Week Traveling Residency (Riga to Helsinki)

Application deadline is April 25, 2014

Sound Development City is seeking projects that engage with this year’s theme Mind the Gap! in an independent and dedicated manner.

The Expedition 2014 will explore the cities of RigaHelsinki and the Baltic Sea area. We are looking for interventions, sound surveys, performances, experiments, moving images, and artistic research projects that will benefit from being on the road, and will probe urban environments as sites of both playfulness as well as social involvement.

Artists working in all disciplines can apply through the open call process. The key requirements are curiosity, openness to experimentation, process-oriented work, and adventurousness. We also welcome an inter-disciplinary approach and readiness to collaborate.

General Conditions

An international jury of five will select about 10 participants from the submitted applications. The selection criteria are artistic quality, originality and feasibility of realizing the proposed project.

Sound Development City is made possible by Sound Development. Participation in the project is free of charge. Travel costs, daily expenses and budget required for materializing the individual projects are supplied. In addition, Sound Development City provides a stipend of 3,000 Euros to all participants.

Participants must agree to take part in the expedition throughout its entire duration in an active and comprehensive manner. Public presentation and networking events are integral to the program. The project managers of Sound Development City will initiate these events in collaboration with fellow organizations in Riga and Helsinki.


The expedition will be documented with photos and communicated via a website, a Facebook page, a Twitter Account and a self-produced radio broadcast. Sound Development City reserves the right to use work provided by participants and produced for the expedition for press and public relations purposes.

Following the end of the expedition, the participating artists will collaborate with Sound Development City on a print publication. Artists must agree to generate content that would be used for communication and documentation and be published. The works produced during the expedition belong to the artists.

The Sound Development City Summer Expedition 2014 will take place from August 28th until September 13th, 2014.

Applications must include:

  • Project proposal including images, sketches, photos and an outline in German or English (PDF, between 2-4 Din A4 pages)
  • CV and contact information
  • Artist portfolio in English (PDF)
  • Optional: links to work samples and/or websites

Application deadline is April 25, 2014
Applications must be submitted via E-mail
They may not exceed a maximum size of 12MB.
The jury’s decision will be made public no later than May 30, 2014.

(source – Sound Development City Website)

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.
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