The Dream

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?

Artworks: Any New Media Art format with a surreal touch

Exhibition:  in VR Mozilla Hubs in June 2022. And maybe later, a physical 3-day exhibit in London.

Deadline to apply: Sunday 31 March at 12:00 (noon) GMT.

Selection Panel

Announced soon

We’re Agora Digital Art, a London-based volunteer-run certified social enterprise that advocates and promotes the work of womxn and non-binary creatives working in Digital Art and New Media. 

Overview

  • Who can apply? Self-identified women and non-binary digital artists
  • What discipline? The jury is looking forward to receiving submissions from a broad variety of fields and disciplines related to New Media Art.
  • What kind of artwork?  Anything digital that can fit in Mozilla Hubs (check specs below). Plus, a touch of surrealism.
  • What will the artist gain from this show?
    – be part of the curated VR group show, in Mozilla Hubs,
    – be featured in the e-catalogue,
    – an artist profile written by our copywriters,
    – an opportunity to sell your NFT or to start minting your NFT,
    – an invite to join for an Agora Talk,
    – and a lot of social media promotion.
    – If the funding allows; we will also try to organise a 3-day physical exhibition in London, UK.
  • Will you apply for thewrong biennale 2023? Yes, it is in July 2023. However, the final requirements are still unknown, so you may be requested to submit additional work for the biennale.
  • When is the deadline to submit your work? Deadline is Sunday 31 March at 12:00 (noon) GMT.
  • How many artworks can I submit? Only one artwork and this artwork is exclusive for Agora Digital Art (you don’t submit it to other competition or organisation). The art world does not like repetitions.
SUBMIT YOUR WORK

Timeline

  • Jan 2022 – 31 Mar 2022: Agora open for submissions
  • Apr 2022: Jury selection. Due to the high volume, only the selected artists will be contacted.
  • Apr 2022: collaboration artists and Agora. Setting up the VR exhibition in Mozilla Hubs and possibly a physical venue
  • 1 June 2022: Opening of the VR Show in Mozilla Hubs and physical show

Tech specs for Mozilla Hubs

All files must be Internet optimised

  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. Audio files: mp3 max 200 Mb
  6. Video: in mp4 about 300 Mb or compressed – 360 videos already formatted in 360 degrees.

T&C

  • open to all self-identified women and non-binary digital artists.
  • entirely free to submit. The Jury will select 10 artists.
  • no remuneration or fees will be paid by Agora to the artists participating in the group show. However, links to VoiceHQ NFT will be placed with a commission fee of 7% on the artwork to Agora.
  • participation involves collaborating with Agora Digital Art, respecting time constraints and technical specs as mentioned above.
  • In Apr 2022, if you don’t hear from us, please consider applying to our next call.

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