Open call Contaminazioni digitali + Museo Ideale Leonardo / ENG


Art. 1
The following call will select individual artists/artists’ groups/companies/collectives proposing a multimedia project, either an installation or a performance. The artwork must explore relations among different media and languages developing projects based on live performances, video mapping, photographs, sounds, texts and their interactivity. Special attention should be made to the new languages developed on-line via social media and to the new technologies based on IT, virtual reality, relation to humans and machines, robotics.

The call encourages site-specific projects in non-theatrical spaces, especially disused commercial locations, empty shops, small squares or courtyards. The artworks should explore the relations among performers, multimedia languages and urban spaces. In addition to that, the call supports proposals that include opportunities for participatory activities with local residents.

The 2019 edition of the Festival, dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, will select artists whose works focus the relationship between exteriority and interiority, starting from the figurative production of Leonardo. The Artistic Commission will favour works in line with the 2019 Contaminazioni Digitali edition:
– “Leonardo: Bodies and souls”

Art. 2 Periods e locations »
The selected artists will be invited to take part in two expected periods of residence:
– Vinci (Firenze): May 2019 (Museo Ideale Leonardo da Vinci)
and to a further period of residence in one of the two venues of the Festival:
– Cormòns: 1 – 9 June 2019 (Contaminazioni Digitali)
– Artegna: 17 – 22 June 2019 (Contaminazioni Digitali)
The artistic committee will decide when to invite the selected artists / group of artists according to the project, the overall artistic programme and the most suitable spaces.

The installation/performance must be presented to the public within the programme of the Festival Contaminazioni Digitali in one or more dates to be agreed.

Art. 3 Participants »
The call is open to multimedia artists and creative people of any discipline and nationality, resident in Italy or abroad. The participation of artists’ groups is allowed. Participants must be aged at least eighteen at the beginning of the first residency in Vinci (Firenze).

Art. 4 Main selection criteria »
– quality and originality of the proposal;
– consistency of the project proposal to the Festival’s artistic line;
– consistency of the project proposal with respect to the 2019 Festival focus – “Leonardo: images from the future. Art and science imagine the world to come “;
– feasibility of the project in terms of cost, time, technical equipment and logistics;
– artistic curriculum;
– potential of works for development and revival in other contexts.

Art. 5 Application »
Applications must be sent using the appropriate on-line form at the following address: no later than Sunday 13 May 2019.

To be considered valid each application must be accompanied by:
– full project description with videos/pictures/installation proposal;
– work-plan describing the actions to be completed during the residency included participatory activities with the general public;
– artist/company description, artistic CV and website;
– technical rider.

For more information or any question regarding the on-line form please contact the following email address:

Art. 6 Commission »
All the proposals will be evaluated by the partners’ artistic commission.
The results will be final; they will be published on the website –
by Monday 27 May 2019 and they will be sent via email to the selected artists.

Art. 7 Terms and Conditions »
The total gross fee for each artist or group of artists/collective in residence will be:
– 1.700,00 Euro for both residencies, Vinci and Cormòns/Artegna

In\Visible Cities will provide a communal accommodation to the artists in residency both in Vinci, Cormòns and Artegna (maximum of three people for each group of artists/collectives).
Each artist, group of artists/collectives shall bear their own food and transport costs.

The selected artists commit themselves to stay and work in Vinci (3/4 days end of May 2019) and Cormòns or Artegna (10 days in June 2019) during the entire residency except for serious and proven impediments.

Any profit will go to the Festival and specifically to the Quarantasettezeroquattro Association, which will sustain the artistic copyrights costs.

The possible expenses of feasibility will be ascribed to the group / company.

Artists, group of artists/collectives are committed to include:
– the writing “in collaboration with Contaminazioni Digitali Festival, Artegna and Cormòns”;
– the logo of the Festival;
– the logo of Museo Ideale Leonardo da Vinci;
all these logos should be added in all the on-line and offline promotional materials and in the credits of the artworks.

Download Open call HERE