Deadline: 8 May 2019
Call for entries

Sonica 2019
Open Call for existing installations by Scottish-based artists
Cryptic is seeking existing audiovisual installations by Scottish-based artists to be
presented as part of their biennial visual sonic arts festival, Sonica, which returns to
Glasgow from 31 October to 10 November 2019.

Sonica is an 11-day biennial festival in Glasgow, dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts.
Returning to Glasgow for its fifth edition, the award-winning festival will present cutting
edge work by international artists alongside emerging UK talent across the city from Thu 31
October – Sun 10 November 2019. Since launching in 2012, the festival has presented over
800 events by 250 artists from six continents reaching audiences of over 160,000 people.

We are looking for innovative and creatively ambitious installations which are already
existing and require no further development as this is something we are unable to fund.
All Scottish-based artists, regardless of age or stage in their career, are welcome to
apply. Artists who are currently in higher or further education are not eligible (this does
not apply to PHD students who can apply.)

The selected artists will receive
– A guaranteed fee of £500 to cover time and labour for a one-day install and half-day
de-install of their existing installation, in line with the Scottish Artist Union’s 2019 rates of
– Travel expenses for artists based out with Glasgow;
– Support in sourcing basic technical equipment where possible;
– Support for install/de-install where possible;
– Venue hire, PR and marketing support;
– A platform for your work supported by an experienced, international arts company;
– An opportunity to participate in an international arts festival;
– An opportunity to build a new audience for your work;
– Valuable opportunities to develop networks alongside exceptional international and
emerging artists.

If you would like to apply please download the submission guidelines and equal
opportunities monitoring form from our website

Please consider the eligibility criteria and application content carefully before applying,
ensuring you follow the guidelines. Cryptic is an equal opportunities organisation and
welcomes all submissions. We will work with all applicants to ensure their access needs are
met during the selection process and will ensure that access requirements are not a factor
in our decision making.
If you require additional support in completing your application or have any questions
please contact Jennifer at or phone 0141 354 0544.

Applications should be sent as a single PDF file to: The PDF
file name and email subject line should read YOURNAME Sonica Open Call 2019
Application. (e.g. Jim Smith Sonica Open Call 2019 Application.)
Deadline: 12noon Wednesday 8 May 2019