Deadline: 17 July 2017
Call for entries

BLAST! 2017 Media Art Exhibition in Shanghai

Art In The City’s BLAST! 2017 is coming! By expanding the open call to everyone, the special project provides a larger platform for digital media creativity – consciously reaching out to professionals beyond the field of art. In the age of the Internet, everyone has the necessary tools to realize quality content. The Open Call will explore how this intersection between accessibility and artistic intention affects contemporary digital art in Asia.

BLAST! is disseminated through an array of multidisciplinary platforms and pertinent social media channels. BLAST! Visions seeks cutting- edge moving image, animation, cartoon, and computer-generated video, capable of cultivating interactivity and more. BLAST! Sounds explores new music, including: acoustic, electronic, experimental, noise, pop, rock, found or environmental—anything goes. BLAST! 2017 will be the primary focus of Art In The City Festival, taking place from September 15 to October 8 at Hima Art Space.

The open call is devoted to creating a more compressive stage for audiences to discover the emerging multi-media talents of creators in the 21st century. BLAST! 2017 will select one winner from this year’s 16 finalists. The winning artist will receive a 3-day FUMO Motion Design Master Class (September 15 to September 17) and a round-trip to Shanghai worth 20,000 RMB.

BLAST! criteria for submission and the statement(please download here)

1. BLAST! 2017 Entry Requirements

1)Applicants must be 18 y.o. at the date of submission or older;
2)Applicants must possess the copyright ownership for any and all submissions, granting BLAST! full access to copy and play selected works as they so choose;
3)For submissions to be accepted applicants must complete and sign the statement here;
4)Submissions must be sent with the signed statement to:;
5)One entry (i.e. file upload) per applicant is allowed;
6)Deadline for entries is: July 17th, 2017.

2. Technical Requirements

BLAST! Visions

Participants are asked to submit one HD video at a maximum length of 30 seconds, a 16:9 ratio, with no subject restriction.

A) Video submissions may be no longer than 30 seconds;
B) Submissions must be in 16:9 HD format.

BLAST! Sounds

Participants are asked to submit 1 audio file with a minimum length of 30 seconds and a maximum length of 3 minutes, with no content restrictions.

A) Audio submissions must be between 30 seconds to 3 minutes long;
B) Submissions should be sent in a standard file format, including: mp3, wma, aac, or ogg.

Please note that if selected, applicants will be asked to send the FLAC (uncompressed) versions of their sound pieces.

The finalists of BLAST! Visions and Sounds will be presented at chi K11 and other venues during Art In The City Festival from September to October 2017.

We will acknowledge the receipt of all applications. However, we are unable to give individual feedback for unsuccessful submissions due to the high volume of works received. Shortlisted artists will be notified by August 28, 2017.