Deadline: 11 June 2020 – 12noon (GMT) Thursday
Call for entries

Call Out for Cryptic Nights 2021/22 Programme
2021/22, Glasgow, Scotland

Cryptic Nights is an annual open call for emerging, Scottish-based artists to develop existing music, sound and digital works within a visual context, with support and mentoring from Cryptic. Please see:

Presented in partnership with the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow, we support talented artists with fresh ideas, crossing creative boundaries with live music, visual and sonic art. Since 2009, Cryptic Nights has presented over 280 artists.

Many Cryptic Nights’ artists have gone on to have highly successful careers, most notably Anna Meredith, Rachel Maclean, Raydale Dower, Oliver Coates, James Houston, Yann Seznec, Josh Armstrong and Robbie Thomson.

The next deadline for applications to Cryptic Nights is 12noon (GMT) on Thursday 11 June 2020.

We are looking for ambitious, emerging artists who create high quality, innovative visual work with original music or sound-based elements at its core. We are particularly interested in submissions that use technology in new and creative ways. With Cryptic’s support, artists will be guided in the development of an existing piece of work. Please note we do not support commissions or new work, the focus is on developing existing work.

In light of Covid-19, we ask all applicants to be mindful of social distancing measures when considering the project they are submitting. Projects should not be intended for large audiences and should not include audience interaction that would involve close contact. Outdoor events are especially welcome as are screen based works and digital performances such as AR.
For more details and information on how to apply, please visit our website –

Entry Fee: £0

Contact addresses / URL:
Rachel at
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