Creative work submissions have now closed.

We invite artists to submit their work in response to the symposium’s theme, Everywhen. We seek submissions featuring electronic new media and emerging art forms, such as interactive works, installations, online works, video, audio, music, live performances, and screenings.

While we encourage submissions that relate to the symposium theme, exploring conceptions of place, time and story. We also welcome artworks relevant to the broader scope of ISEA. We particularly encourage submissions from First Nations artists and emerging artists at the start of their careers.

Creative works could involve, but are not limited by the following forms:

  • Real-time interactive systems
  • Data sonification and eco-acoustics
  • Experimental music and sound works
  • Live coding as a performance practice
  • Projection mapping and screen media
  • Emerging modalities of theatrical and performative aesthetics
  • Creative Robotics
  • Expanded animation, live drawing and performative markings
  • VR/AR/XR and other modes of immersive environments
  • Expanded photography, scanning techniques and other post-camera methodologies
  • Scenography recombinant with technology
  • Human-centred design
  • Bots and other artistic algorithms
  • Performative architecture, parametric and sculptural design

Creative work will be presented at one of the symposium venues.

Creative work submissions 

To apply, please upload via the online submission portal, a submission of 2-4 pages using the provided template along with your CV/portfolio in PDF format.

  • Your submission should include the following:
  • A bio of the artist (up to 300 words)
  • A thematic statement (200-500 words)
  • A proposal for the artwork (300-800 words)
  • Images, sketches, and drafts
  • Technical and logistical requirements
  • Links to video documentation (if applicable)

CV/portfolio to be uploaded separately to your submission and is not included in the 2-4 page limit.

Creative work submissions do not need to be anonymised.


All creative work submissions will be reviewed by at least two anonymous independent reviewers from the Art Jury, who will rank submissions based on quality, relevance, and originality.

Creative works will be included in the symposium proceedings, and catalogue.
The symposium chairs will make the final decision of acceptance or rejection based on the reviewers’ recommendations, the project’s overall feasibility, and the fit with the symposium’s exhibition program.

Any rejected submissions may be considered for artist talks or presentations in other streams.

Review criteria 

  • Relevance: Does the work engage with the theme for ISEA2024, or with ISEA more broadly?
  • Quality: Does the work demonstrate high standards of formal and conceptual quality, encompassing technical, conceptual, and formal aspects?
  • Innovation: Does the work demonstrate creative use of technology and offer new and original ways of perceiving, representing, or envisioning the world?
  • Feasibility: Is the work technically and logistically feasible for the event?


Submissions for creative works will close at 9:00am on Monday 28 August 2023 AEST

Submitting authors will be notified the status of their submission in late October / early November 2023. 

Instructions to authors and submission formatting guidelines 

  • Only proposals submitted through the online submission portal will be considered.
  • We request that all submissions are formatted to the guidelines using the template provided.
  • The official language of the event is English. Submissions must be written in English.
  • All submissions must be accompanied with a signed copyright form available here.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • You will receive an automated response to say that your submission has been received. If you don’t receive this email please contact the symposium organiser, Expert Events.


If you have any queries regarding the submission process please contact the ISEA2024 symposium organiser, Expert Events

ISEA2024 acknowledges the Turrbal and Yugara as the First Nations owners of the lands where the symposium will be held. We pay our respects to their elders, lores, customs and creation spirits. We also acknowledge and pay respects to all First Nations peoples across the continent and beyond Australian shores.