SXSW Art Program

March 8-16, 2019

The SXSW Art Program creates a platform for visual artists to connect with international leaders in the fields of music, film, and technology by showcasing innovative projects and hosting discussions during SXSW. In 2019, you’ll experience one-of-a-kind art installations by both established and emerging artists throughout SXSW venues and throughout Austin.

Early Deadline: September 20
Final Deadline: October 11

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The Future of Secrets - Photo by Ann Alva Wieding

The Future of Secrets - Photo by Ann Alva Wieding

About SXSW Art Program


The SXSW Art Program showcases experiential and conceptual visual artworks that apply emerging technologies and immersive environments to spark discovery, inspiration, and connection. Incorporated into the broader ecosystem of creativity and innovation at SXSW, the art program serves as a launching point for collaborations and discussions around the role of visual and digital media arts in culture, technology, and the public realm.

Official selections of the SXSW Art program are chosen on the basis of their ability to enhance the landscape of the SXSW Conferences and Festivals and bring meaningful inspiration, joy, and discovery to attendees. We strive to showcase work from both emerging and established artists whose vision reflects the values of SXSW, including creativity, culture, storytelling, innovation, and social engagement.

The SXSW Art program offers artists a unique platform to show their work within one of the most diverse, collaborative, and inventive communities in the world. Artists will have the opportunity to engage with individuals and organizations across many sectors, while debuting their work in front of the creative communities that converge at SXSW in Austin.

Applications for the SXSW Art Program are now open. There is an application fee of $25 for applications submitted by the early deadline of Thursday, September 20, 2018. The price of applying raises to $50 afterward and the final deadline to apply is Thursday, October 11, 2018.

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Advisory Board


The SXSW Art Program Advisory Board is comprised of leaders from all backgrounds in The Arts and Creative Sector. Board members include representatives of the community such as artists, curators, and event professionals from all over the world, each offering unique and diverse perspectives.

They lend their industry expertise as they evaluate the art program’s proposals to assist SXSW Art Program selections. These individuals are instrumental to the success of the SXSW Art Program and their hard work, diligence, and support in shaping our program is very appreciated.

The full list of advisory board members coming soon.


Register to Attend SXSW 2019

Join us for 10 days of unparalleled discovery, learning, and networking with creatives across interactive, film, and music industries from March 8-17, 2019.

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Propose an Art Installation for SXSW 2019

SXSW is now accepting proposals for art installations. Find the call for entry information here. Apply by October 11.

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