Cryptic Nights Call Out 2022

Deadline: 16 Sep 2021


Cryptic is looking for creatively ambitious artists with innovative ideas for our 2022 Cryptic Nights Programme.

Cryptic Nights’ annual open call for emerging, Scottish-based artists to develop existing music, sound and digital works within a visual context, with support and mentoring from Cryptic is now open.

Presented in partnership with the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow, we support talented artists with fresh ideas, crossing creative boundaries with live music, visual and sonic art. Since 2009, Cryptic Nights has presented over 300 artists.
We are looking for ambitious, emerging artists who create high quality, innovative visual work with original music or sound-based elements at its core. We are particularly interested in submissions that use technology in new and creative ways. With Cryptic’s support, artists will be guided in the development of an existing piece of work. Please note we do not support commissions or new work – the focus is on developing existing work.

Selected projects will receive:

A guaranteed fee of £750 per performance/installation (for a maximum of two performances or two days installation);
Travel within Scotland and accommodation expenses for artists based out with the central belt where applicable;
Venue, technical, PR and marketing support;
A platform for your work supported by an experienced, international arts company;
An opportunity to build a new audience for your work;
Documentation of your work.

If you would like to apply, please download the submission guidelines from our website. Please consider the eligibility criteria and application content carefully before applying, ensuring you follow the guidelines. If you require additional support in completing the application please contact Fiona Haggerty, Project Manager at or phone 07947365245.

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