AltPitch is inviting individual artists, groups and collectives to submit artwork to be considered for the AltPitch Online Arts and Technology Festival 2021. Curators will select a maximum of 18 artists to participate, all of whom will be considered for a number of awards and prizes.

Submissions opened on 1st November, for artists to enter work centering around the theme of humanity’s interaction with technology. The artwork can be in any visual medium, as long as the work addresses this central theme. According to their website:

“The AltPitch Arts and Technology Festival is an online festival that aims to explore the human relationship with digital technology. We bring together creativity and innovation, question our daily use of technology and leave the audience to search for answers.”

The festival will be split into two sections, the Main Programme and the Fringe Programme, and a maximum of nine artists will be selected for each:

• The Main Programme will begin on 1st March, when the public can rate the shortlisted submissions. The three highest rated works will receive £1,500 each towards their next project.

• The Fringe Programme will begin on 1st February, and while the public can’t rate the work, the curators will select one artist to receive £500 towards their next project.

On top of the main cash prizes, Eastbourne ECO Action Network will award one artist £500 for the best work centred around the theme of climate change and ecology, and the Cyber Performance Institute will also offer a free course or masterclass for the best creative use of technology in performance.

So if you’re an artist who explores our relationship to technology, either in subject or in form, go to www.altpitch.org/submission to find out more information on the submission process.

Submissions close 15th January, and the winners will be announced on 1st April.


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