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June 13, 2021

Call for Submissions: Open Screen

Hosted by Shape Arts

Developed in partnership with Shape Arts, Open Screen is arebyte’s yearly open call for digital artists to be part of of arebyte on Screen, an expanded and innovative online platform for digital animations, videos, web-based interactive experiences and curatorial interventions. arebyte welcomes artists who are working with technology to their advantage, or overcoming barriers, criticising matters of inclusivity within technology, and everything in between. 

Open Screen is actively aiming to address an area of underrepresentation in the art industry with proposals exploring the role of digital technologies and the new opportunities it creates or hinders; from experiments in augmented, virtual and mixed reality, to fake news, online bots, social media, darknet and deep fakes. 

A panel of judges will select two proposals that will each receive a £850 artist fee to be developed by the shortlisted artists, with curatorial support from arebyte.

Deadline: 13 June 2021 23:59 BST

Who can apply?

  • Aged 18+ and above 
  • No restriction regarding location
  • Practitioner working in the digital realm who identifies as ‘disabled’ under the Social Model of Disability, regardless of impairment.


Applications via alternative formats are welcomed. Please make us aware of any access costs for the application process or for making the work. Some applicants may have access to work funding.

The open call information and FAQ are available in alternative formats. If you require the open call information and FAQ in another format or need further assistance or information, please get in touch on opencall@arebyte.com.