2015 – Call for Submissions

Deadline December 12th, 2014.


Now in its third year, the Vector Festival is a four day event; featuring exhibitions, screenings, performances, workshops, and panels centred around experimental creative practices in digital games and new media. Until December 12, 2014, Team Vector invites you to submit to its festival programming. Vector 2015 will take place from February 19 to 22, 2015, in Toronto, Canada.

New Media Art is a diverse field characterized by a wide variety of creative practices, Team Vector is seeking work in experimental digital games and interactive experiences, which bridge critical connections to larger New Media Art practices. Accordingly, this open call invites submissions from artists working in many different contexts and media. For Vector 2015, we are seeking works that critically address the politics, technologies, representations, and aesthetics of video games, computation and technology. Artists at all stages of their creative careers – from emerging to established – are encouraged to submit their work.

Works For Exhibition.

Works of all media will be considered for inclusion in an exhibition surveying a wide spectrum of practices within game art. We seek video installations, games, interactive works of new media, print media, sculpture, textile, and more. In particular, we are looking for works that push beyond simple expressions of fandom, and which explore the convergence of game-making and media art to challenge assumptions about gaming writ large. Formal investigations of the video game medium are as welcome as works that push the broader concept of ‘games’ into the experimental.

How to Submit.

** All submissions must include an attached copy of the Vector Submission Form, as well as samples of the work being submitted.

** Do not send original artworks; copies or documentation only.

** Photographic documentation of other works should be limited to no more than 10 images.

** Links to samples of the work are acceptable.

** All submissions must be sent to (vectorgameartfest[at]gmail[dot]com) with the subject heading “VECTOR SUBMISSION – Works for Exhibition”

** Please consolidate all files into a .zip folder titled ‘vector2015_yourname’.

** All submissions must be received before 5pm on December 12, 2014. Final Programming announcements and acceptance letters will be sent out by January 5, 2015.