CYNETART 2014: Computer Based Art Competition in Dresden, Germany

Deadline: 15 March 2014
Open to: computer based artists
Awards: up to EUR 10,200 (German residents only); up to EUR 5,000 (international artists)


CYNETART, the 18th International Festival for Computer Based Art and Transdisciplinary Media Projects, is currently accepting applications for its competition for 2014.

The festival, held in Dresden, Germany, has been the focal point of the research at Trans-Media-Akademie (TMA) Hellerau for over eighteen years now. This work has made the festival become a countrywide and internationally recognised platform of digital culture – providing an in-depth overview of current developments of technology-based art.

Every two years the Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau and their partners host the CYNETART Competition and with the historically and currently important Festspielhaus Hellerau it offers an extraordinary venue for public presentations and the performance of inter- and transdisciplinary media art investigations.

Since the foundation in 1997 CYNETART has accomplished a lively mix of creative programmers, skilful engineers and innovative sound technicians and media artists from all over the world. With their original ideas they come together in November every year. The event presents current trends in the artistic contention about and application of computer and network technologies.

CYNETART 2014 is scheduled for 13th-19th November 2014 on several locations in Dresden, Germany.


This call is open to for computer based art and trans-disciplinary media projects. The completion of the work or of the submitted project outline must not date back further than two years (i.e. year of completion may be 2012, 2013 or 2014).

Works which already won a CYNETART Award or which received a CYNETART recognition cannot be submitted for a second time.


Winners of the following awards will be selected in this year’s competition:

  • Grant from the Saxon State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts: 10,000 EUR (German residents only);
  • The Artist-in-Residence Grant from the Saxon State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts 2015 awarded in cooperation with the Office of Cultural and Historic Preservation, City of Dresden: 10,200 EUR (German residents only);
  • CYNETART Award in cooperation with HELLERAU (European Centre for the Arts): 5,000 EUR (international artists);
  • CYNETART ARTE Creative Commission in cooperation with ARTE Creative: 2,500 EUR (international artists).


The deadline for submissions is 15 March 2014.

Submissions must be made online including the synopsis of the project (800 characters max) and the completed application form.

For further information, please visit the official website.

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