Sonica 2024 OPEN CALL

7 November 2023 12:00 - 4 December 2023 12:00

Cryptic is looking for UK and Ireland based artists who create sonic installations, AV performances and real time visuals for performance, to take part in Sonica Glasgow, 19 – 29 September 2024. 

All work must be completed before the application deadline and had at least one public showing, unless you are applying with visuals for performance. Please only apply with one project.


Sonica is an 11-day biennial festival in Glasgow, dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts. The award-winning festival will present cutting edge work by international artists alongside emerging UK and Irish talent across the city from Thurs 19 – Sun 29 September 2024.


  • A fee of £750 – £1000 depending on the type of work (performance/installation/visuals) and artists’ level of experience;
  • Travel, accommodation and per diems for artists based out with Glasgow when an overnight stay(s) are incurred;
  • Support in sourcing basic technical equipment where possible;
  • Support for install/de-install or technical support for performance;
  • Venue hire, PR and marketing support;
  • Documentation of your work;
  • A platform for your work supported by an experienced, international arts company;
  • An opportunity to take part in an international arts festival;
  • An opportunity to build a new audience for your work;
  • Valuable opportunities to develop networks alongside exceptional international and emerging artists.


  • Artists from all backgrounds and any career stage, based in the UK or Ireland;
  • Performance works must include a strong sound and visual element;
  • Installations, must contain sound;
  • All work must be complete and had at least one public showing;
  • If you make real time visuals for performance, we will accept examples of previous work;
  • Artists not in full time education;

Please note we are not looking for work in any form of theatre, literature, comedy, circus or dance. We do not support commissions or the development of new work.


Visit the Sonica website for more information on how to apply and for full details of upcoming application support workshops:

Deadline: Monday 4th December 2023, 12noon.

Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

We will let you know the outcome of your application during the week commencing 5th February 2024.

For shortlisted candidates, in person or zoom meetings will take place during the week commencing 12th February 2024.

Final Decision: Late Feb/Early March 2024