Open Call: ArtxMachine

About

Serendipity Arts is excited to announce an Open Call for project proposals that explore the intersection of art and technology. Selected projects will be featured in an AI exhibition curated by Somewhere Art, set to debut at the upcoming edition of Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa this December.

With a growing number of artists employing AI tools in their artistic practice, this exhibition aims to showcase the possibilities such tools bring to the visual arts, opening up fresh avenues for experimentation and interrogation. We invite artists to delve into how Artificial Intelligence can act as a catalyst for creative expression. In showcasing these projects, we seek to illustrate the diverse, innovative, and culturally rich landscape of AI artistry, highlighting the nascent impact of AI on Indian contemporary arts.

This exhibition seeks to unravel the symbiotic relationship between human creativity and artificial intelligence. It will serve as a testament to the limitless possibilities born from this intersection, celebrating the fusion of algorithmic precision and human intuition. The curatorial vision centres on exploring how AI, as a collaborator rather than a mere tool, expands the boundaries of artistic expression.

Application deadline

July 1 at 11:59 pm IST

INTAKE

Up to 5 projects

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to cultural practitioners who have been using AI tools in their practice for a minimum of 2 years

Provisions

  • Selected artists will receive a grant of up to INR 1 lakh* to produce works for the exhibition. This amount will include artist fee, framing, printing and other production-related costs specific to the project.
  • SAF will take care of the travel to Goa in December and accommodation for 4 nights for the selected artists
  • SAF will provide infrastructure for the exhibition, tech equipment from the festival inventory, lighting, security etc.
*subject to applicable tax implications

Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants must be a person of Indian origin residing in India.
  • Applicant must hold an Indian bank account.
  • Upon selection, an agreement will be signed between SAF and the applicant stating the terms of engagement.

Required Documents

Completed application form, which will include the following:
  • A brief, updated CV (max. 2 pages) / Your bio in 250 words 
  • Project Proposal [not more than 500 words] + Budget Breakup [sample attached] (embedded as open links)
  • A short portfolio of the applicant’s present practice and past work (all within a single pdf – upto 15 mb, embedded as open links)

Application Guidelines

  • The application should include a holistic project proposal outlining idea and intent.
  • Proposed projects may work with performances, new media projects, physical art insertions, diverse modes of activation stemming from the installation, and other mediums not only limited to the visual arts.
  • The proposal should include a preliminary sketch to explain how the project may look on site and in context.
  • The applicant can define the kind of site they have in mind within Panjim in their proposal. A list of venues will be provided once we receive all the proposals.
  • All the requested documents/pdf files are to be uploaded onto a Google Drive with open access and this Drive link is to be included in the application form.

FAQs

Q1. May I apply with a work-in-progress project?
A1. Yes, you may apply with a work-in-progress project or a new project that you would like to complete before the festival.

Q2. I do not have a portfolio. What else can I share?
A2. You may share a set of samples of your work. 

Q3. May I bring collaborators on-board?
A3. Yes, however their fee would have to be covered by the applicant.

Q4. May I propose a physical installation instead of images/photographs?
A4. Yes.