Call for Digital Artists

Agora’s open call celebrates the latest and greatest talent in digital art and provides the art community with a meaningful platform on which its artistic creations can be showcased.

All our call for women digital artists are open to self-identified women and non-binary digital artists working in New Media and XR.

Be ready for the next generation of virtual experiences!

Coming calls

Desiring-Machines - Agora Digital Art VR Exhibition
Jef Safi, Life is a story told by an idiot, full of noise and emotional disturbance but devoid of meaning (2017) © Courtesy of the artist.


Everything is a machine. Every machine is connected to another machine. Machines are driving other machines, machines are being driven by other machines. Every machine is a disruption in the flow and is a flow itself. The human body is a machine. Desire is a machine. Desire is a productive machine oriented towards production.  Machines convert one thing into another thing by processing the substances. Desire produces reality through desiring machines.

[…] And this exhibition invites you – the Desiring-Machines – to seek an answer to the question: What is it that YOU desire?

Concept and Curator: Dr Isil Ezgi Çelik

Exhibition in VR: 1 November 2023 – 31 March 2024 – possibility part of thewrong biennale

Exhibition physical: maybe physical for 1 week in London

Artworks: any New Media Art.

Submission opens: 1 June 2023

Deadline to apply: 15 October 2023 at 12:00 (noon) GMT

Tech specs 

  1. 3D models glb (if don’t know how to make a GLB with blender, an FBX is fine)  – max 10,000 faces = 10k poly (x5 would be already 50k)
  2. 3D models texture:  Base Colour, Normal, Ambient Occlusion, Roughness, Metallic, Emissive texture maps.  Use a maximum of 2048×2048 pixel dimensions for each texture map
  3. Images in JPG or PN: max 2 Mb
  4. GIF: 5 Mb max
  5. max: 1 video link from Youtube. If requested the Video file in mp4, max 200 Mb, 1280×720 in 4000kbps

Call for Artists:  Previous group shows

The Dream - Agora Digital Art - VR Exhibition

The Dream

Opening: 22 January – April 2023

Part of the NFT Biennial

The unconscious, the illogical, the irrational – what is it about dreams and their uncanny nature that drives us towards conjuring fantastical explanations and mystical reports on their meanings? The depths of the internet have become a repository for dreams, hopes, irrational thoughts and vents – but are we asleep or awake? Sleepwalking or stationary? Is this a dream or a nightmare?

Concept: Gabriella Gasparini

Curator: Dr Isil Ezgi Çelik

The Sublime 3.0 Fear and Awe - in partnership with thewrong biennale for Agora Digital Art

The Sublime 3.0: Fear and Awe

Opening: 1 November 2021 – 31 March 2022 – part of thewrong biennale nr5

What is the sublime? Traditionally, it was understood via the concepts of grandeur, power, fear, transcendence, awe and stupefaction – but today, one might argue, it is best characterised by a feeling of disembodiment, displacement and chronic anxiety. As we enter ever more uncertain times – both existentially and technologically – the sublime casts a shadow on our future, making us both wonder in anticipation and worry in trepidation. As the two big powers of technology and nature merge, what scary frontiers lie ahead of us? What fascinations await?

Concept: Gabriella Gasparini

Curator: Deen Atger