Open Call

*Deadline Extended* Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art 2021 | sonsbeek20→24: Call for Applications

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art

No Funding
Free / No Costs


Applications for SFSIA 2021 | sonsbeek20→24 are open to students, practitioners and scholars from the fields of art (including sound, video, photography, installation and multimedia), music, philosophy, design, architecture, art criticism, science and technology studies, critical theory, cultural studies, film and media studies, and beyond. Please see our application for more information.

Number of Participants

*Deadline Extended* The deadline has passed, however, we will continue to accept applications until all spaces have been filled. Please submit your application as soon as possible for immediate consideration. This special session of Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) will be held online alongside an in-person public lecture series that will be live streamed from sonsbeek20→24 in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Participants may join the entire SFSIA 2021 | sonsbeek20→24 program online, or travel to Arnhem to participate in the public lecture series in-person (with respect to COVID health regulations and travel restrictions). Those traveling to The Netherlands are encouraged to plan extra days (before and/or after the SFSIA program) to visit sonsbeek20→24 Force Times Distance.


No deadline


August 18, 2021 - August 22, 2021


No meals

Public Programs

Courses, Discussion, Exhibition, Festival


Activists, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, DJ / Nightlife, Installation, Intervention, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Public Art, Research, Scholar, Social Practice, Sound Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

CURATING NOISE: Reverberations and the Polyvocal August 18 – 22, 2021 Online + In Person Application Deadline: Extended. The special five-day Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art program, “Curating Noise: Reverberations and the Polyvocal,” will take place online and in-person within the 12th edition of the quadrennial sonsbeek20→24, developed in close dialogue with its curatorial team (including artistic director Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung with co-curators Antonia Alampi, Amal Alhaag, Zippora Elders, and Aude Mgba) and framework, Force Times Distance. On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies, that invites and encourages different modes of listening to make audible that which is already there, but remains unseen and unheard. This special session of Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) will focus on a contemporary conception of noise that builds from the idea of listening as a participatory practice. At the epicenter of sonsbeek20→24 is an investigation of global power structures.

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