SXSW Art Program

March 13-21, 2020

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 provoking discussions at SXSW. In 2020, you’ll experience one-of-a-kind art installations by both established and emerging artists in SXSW venues and throughout Austin.

Early Deadline: September 19, 2019
Final Deadline: October 10, 2019

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2019 Exhibition, Weaving - Photo by Caleb Pickens

2019 Exhibition, Weaving - Photo by Caleb Pickens

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.

The SXSW Art Program is an open call to studios, designers, collectives, and individual artists whose work is either in medium or concept, is at the intersection of art and technology, or creates an experience, whether through immersion or social engagement. Official selections of the 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.

The fee for an application completed by Thursday, September 19, 2019 is $40. On Friday, September 20, 2019, the application fee increases to $90. The final deadline to apply is Thursday, October 10, 2019. You will be charged the rate listed at the time of final submission.

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Attend SXSW 2020

Join the world’s brightest creators March 13-22 at the 2020 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, TX! Registration opens on August 1, 2019.

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Propose Session Ideas Through PanelPicker®

Make your voice heard by entering your own session idea for SXSW 2020 and take part in the crowd-sourced programming selection process. Entry Period: July 1–19, 2019.

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