VRHAM! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival


VRHAM! is the first international Virtual Reality & Arts Festival. Since its first edition in 2018, VRHAM! has established itself as an important date in the international VR art scene. The festival is a platform for extraordinary national and international artists who are literally exploring new dimensions. From 5 to 13 June 2020 VRHAM!’s third edition will take place at Hamburg’s Oberhafenquartier.

VRHAM! RESIDENCIES 2020

VRHAM! is looking for the most groundbreaking and innovative VR-/AR-/XR-projects in development to join our 2020 residency program. 

Two creative teams (one international and one regional) of up to three persons each can (further) develop innovative works in the field of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality art and 360° film as well as multimedia installations and performative formats, accompanied by renowned international mentors. The residencies will take place directly in advance of this year's festival so presentation of the works can be integrated into the opening weekend of VRHAM! 2020. 

In cooperation with Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein in the course of the North Sea Interreg-Project Create Converge. 

VRHAM! ACADEMY 2020

For the 2020 edition, VRHAM! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival is looking for students, emerging artists and creatives to participate in the international VRHAM! ACADEMY 2020.  

The VRHAM! ACADEMY aims at students and young professionals in the field of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality to facilitate the exchange between creatives from diverse backgrounds and countries. With the VRHAM! Academy 2020 we want to create an inspiring atmosphere for emerging talents to exchange their experience, see current artworks of international established artists and meet international experts within the course of the VRHAM! Festival opening weekend.

The Academy offers exclusive invitations, free entrance to VRHAM! Festival 2020 and the accompanying discourse program, meetings with international artists and curators as well as special functions exclusively designed for the participants, such as networking-events, guided tours with cooperation partners, etc.

Deadline for both Open Calls: April 12, 2020.


VRHAM! RESIDENCIES Open Call 2020

VRHAM! is looking for the most groundbreaking and innovative VR-/AR-/XR-projects in development to join our 2020 residency program.

Two creative teams (one international and one regional) of up to three persons each can (further) develop innovative works in the field of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality art and 360° film as well as multimedia installations and performative formats, accompanied by renowned international mentors. The residencies will take place directly in advance of this year's festival so presentation of the works can be integrated into the opening weekend of VRHAM! 2020. 

In cooperation with Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein in the course of the North Sea Interreg-Project Create Converge. 

RULES FOR SUBMISSION

  1. VRHAM! RESIDENCIES” aim at up-and-coming national and international artists for the (further) development of innovative working methods in the field of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality art and 360° film as well as multimedia installations and performative formats.  The residencies will take place directly in advance of this year's festival (5 days within the period 31 May until 4 June 2020). Two creative teams of up to three persons each can (further) develop innovative works in the field mentioned above and will be accompanied by renowned international mentors. The presentation of the works will take place during the opening weekend of VRHAM! 2019 (05 to 8 June 2020). 
  2. Projects invited to participate in the VRHAM! 2020 Residency will be chosen by the Artistic Director of VRHAM! Festival together with the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein. 
  3. The accepted language for submissions is German or English.
  4. There is no age restriction to join the VRHAM! Residencies. 
  5. A work status of the residencies will be displayed during the 2020 festival opening weekend for a public audience.
  6. The appropriate form of presentation will be decided in mutual consultation between the team and the festival management. 
  7. VRHAM! Festival e.V. will cover travel expenses, accommodation and meals of the creative team (max. 3 persons) for the period specified in the invitation. Furthermore VRHAM! Festival e.V. will provide appropriate workspace, a mentor for the artistic development as well as technical (VR) equipment according to prior arrangement.

SUBMISSION MATERIAL

  1. The submission is only valid if the submission is submitted complete and within the deadline. 
  2. The submitting team has to attach a detailed concept paper of the project they would like to (further) develop during the residency (max. 12 pages; feel free to add images, moods, videos of past works).

Please make sure to read and accept our detailed Terms of Use for the VRHAM! Residencies 2020.

VRHAM! ACADEMY Open Call 2020

For the 2020 edition, VRHAM! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival is looking for students, emerging artists and creatives to participate in the international VRHAM! ACADEMY 2020.  

The VRHAM! ACADEMY aims at students and young professionals in the field of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality to facilitate the exchange between creatives from diverse backgrounds and countries. With the VRHAM! Academy 2020 we want to create an inspiring atmosphere for emerging talents to exchange their experience, see current artworks of international established artists and meet international experts within the course of the VRHAM! Festival opening weekend.

The Academy offers exclusive invitations, free entrance to VRHAM! Festival 2020 and the accompanying discourse program, meetings with international artists and curators as well as special functions exclusively designed for the participants, such as networking-events, guided tours with cooperation partners etc.

  

RULES FOR SUBMISSION VRHAM! RESIDENCIES

  1. The “VRHAM! Academy ” aims at students and young professionals (up to 2 years after graduation) in the field of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality to facilitate the exchange between the aspiring artists from diverse backgrounds as well as networking with establishes artists and professionals in their respective fields. With the VRHAM! Academy 2020 we want to create a concentrated atmosphere where talents can exchange their experiences, see the current state of developments, get in contact with established experts, professional and educational institutions and artistic venues and thus to form a long-term stable network within the Hamburg and international XR-scene. 
  2. The Academy includes an exclusive invitation to the VRHAM! Pre-Opening 2020 (4 June 2020) as well as the Grand Festival Opening (5 June 2020), free entrance to the exhibition of the VRHAM! Festival 2020 on June 5 to 7 2020, tickets for the live-performances, visits of the discourse-panels as well as special functions exclusively designed for the Academy-participants such as networking-events, guided tours with cooperation partner, etc. 
  3. The detailed schedule will be confirmed and announced in time before arrival. 
  4. Students invited to participate in the VRHAM! Academy 2020 will be chosen by the Artistic Direction of VRHAM! Festival. 
  5. The accepted language for applications is German or English.
  6. There is no age restriction to join the VRHAM! Academy. 
  7. The applicant must, at the time of the VRHAM! Academy, be enrolled at a university or equivalent institution or the applicants graduation must not date back more than two years.  
  8. VRHAM! Festival e.V. will cover the expenses on site for the events stated in the schedule, including entrance ticket and costs for public transport in Hamburg. VRHAM! Festival e.V. will provide a basic catering. 
  9. Covering the travel expenses to/from Hamburg and the expenses for accommodation during the VRHAM! Academy 2020 falls into responsibility of the applicant. The costs stated must be covered by the applicant, the applicants educational institution or a funding opportunity. VRHAM! Festival will support the application for travel and/or accommodation grants by official Letters of Invitation (LOI).  
  10. If chosen for the VRHAM! Academy 2020, the participant has to take care of booking the travel and accommodation. 

SUBMISSION MATERIAL

  1. The submission is only valid if the submission is submitted complete and within the deadline. 
  2. The applicant has to attach a short letter of motivation (max. 2 pages) and a Curriculum Vitae regarding the participation in the VRHAM! Academy 2020.

Apply from March 2nd , 2020 until April 12th, 2020.

Please make sure to read and accept our detailed Terms of Use for the VRHAM! Academy 2020.

VRHAM! Open Call 2020