Sonica 2019 Open Call

April 10, 2019 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic, Other Opportunity by mwhiteside

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 pay;
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 below. Please consider the eligibility criteria and application content carefully before applying, ensuring you follow the guidelines. Cryptic is an equal opportunities organisation and welcomes applications from a broad range of applicants. 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.)

Application Deadline: 12 noon Wednesday 8 May 2019

Sonica 2019 Open Call Guidelines

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 2019