Artsformation: Open Call for New Works on Digital Technology

Biased AI in facial recognition that fails to recognise people of colour, social media platforms that sell your data and your children’s data, digital illiteracy of elderly people, and excluding technologies for people with a disability: the digital divide and lack of inclusivity is a pressing problem in developing digital technologies.

Artsformation believe that art and artists can provide critical insights, reflections, interventions, connections, and imaginations in tackling these economic-socio-politico-cultural issues related to the development and use/misuse of digital technologies.

This open call is for new works of art that address three major concerns of the research of Artsformation: the crisis of democracy, privacy and surveillance, and new ways of work.


  • Waag will support the production of two selected proposals with an artist fee and production costs of €5000. This will be paid in two instalments: € 2500 will be paid when signing the agreement of collaboration, €2500 when the  artwork is delivered.
  • The work must be produced by the artist/collective within the established timeframe, before 30 September 2022.
  • The final project will be exhibited in at least one offline and one online exhibition curated by Waag, during 2022 & 2023. The artworks will belong to the artists and they are free to exhibit them afterwards, with credit to Waag and Artsformation.
  • The project and artist(s) will be promoted through Waag’s and Artsformation’s channels.


  • This call is open to individuals or groups with diverse backgrounds working across any art forms and/or technologies in Europe. Works that can be shown digitally are also welcome from outside of Europe.
  • The proposed project can be online and/or offline.
  • Applicants should either have an established background in their respective  fields and/or explain how this opportunity will assist the development of a new  project.
  • Artsformation especially welcome proposals for new work. The work should be ready and submitted for exhibition on 30 September 2022.

Deadline: 29 April 2022

More information and application form here