SOUND/IMAGE 2023 Call for Works

“Creativity Shared” 

A festival curated by the SOUND/IMAGE Research Centre.  

9-12 November 2023 

University of Greenwich, London, UK 

This festival brings together artists and experts exploring the relationship between sounds and images, and the images which sounds can construct by themselves.  

To celebrate the publication of a new book on sonic creativity “Art of Sound: Creativity in Film Sound and Electroacoustic Music” and the launch of our new creative practice research facilities the “Shared Hub for Immersive Future Technologies” this 2023 edition of the festival invites submissions that respond to the theme “Creativity Shared”. 

We seek projects in Sound and Audiovisual Practice that articulate the value of the creative process and its potential to engage with the world in new ways:  

  • How do we use our art to communicate?  
  • In what ways do we use our media to tell stories and make audiences feel?  
  • What are our ethical responsibilities to our audiences?  
  • How do we best share knowledge of our practices (when it is so often bound up in tacit and embodied practices?) 

Engaging in a rich complementary programme of talks, screenings, loudspeaker orchestra concerts and workshops – we hope to stimulate discussion, debate and to engage diverse perspectives and new insights.  

To expand on this theme we are delighted to welcome special guest artists, including for this 2023 edition, New Zealand electroacoustic composer John Young. Look out for future announcements of other special guests in the coming weeks. 

We seek submissions that explore the diverse areas of sound / image practice and actively encourage applications from candidates of all ethnicities, backgrounds and genders, who are traditionally underrepresented. In addition, because we’re keen to welcome innovators and foster the next generation of new practitioners, we will give special consideration to applications from students, apprentices and emerging artists. 

This edition of SOUND/IMAGE will run alongside our sister event DO AS YOU ARE TOLD, focusing on the ethics, politics and practices of instruction-based performance hosted by our colleagues in Creative Futures and the Practice Research Hub. 

Call for Talk / Papers 

We invite submissions discussing creativity and creative practice on the following topics including, but not limited to: 

  • Audio-visual Composition; 
  • Visual Music; 
  • Acousmatic Composition; 
  • Audio-visual Performance; 
  • Sound and Image Relationships; 
  • the Sonic Image; 
  • Practice-Research Methods; 
  • Perception of Sound; 
  • Embodiment & tactility; 
  • Impressions of space and place. 

Please submit 500 word abstract:  

Call for Audio-Visual Works (fixed media) 

We invite composers and filmmakers to submit their audio-visual compositions for screening. Works should be no longer than 15 minutes in duration. 

Single Screen fixed media works will be presented at formal screenings in our ‘Cinema’ space with 16:9 HD projection and up to 7.1 surround sound. 

Immersive, 180º or 360º works will be presented in our new Digital Theatre Space in Bathway with access to the full Loudspeaker Orchestra system. 

Online links to the work should be submitted via a non-expiring link (Soundcloud/Dropbox etc.)

Call for Acousmatic Works (fixed media) 

We invite composers to submit acousmatic compositions for performance. 

Works should be no longer than 15 minutes in duration. 

Works will be presented via our loudspeaker orchestra.  

Online links to the work should be submitted via a non-expiring link (Soundcloud/Dropbox etc.)

Call for Live / Interactive Works 

We invite composers, performers and creators to submit live AV performances, live sound performances, XR performances, and other formats of interactive presentations.  

Works should be no longer than 15 minutes in duration. 

Performances will be presented in our Virtual Production Film Studio space with a 6×3 meter ultra-high definition LED wall. 

Online links to the work should be submitted via a non-expiring link (Soundcloud/Dropbox etc.)

Call for Installations 

We invite sound artists, fine artists, audiovisual artists, immersive VR, AR, XR content artists to submit proposals for installations and gallery exhibition. 

Installations will be presented in the Stephen Lawrence Gallery in the Stockwell Street Building. The exhibition will run from Saturday 11 November until Saturday 16 December:  

(Please note it is the responsibility of the artists to provide any required specialist technical equipment needed for their work). 


Deadline for submissions is Friday 25 August at 23:59 UTC+1

All submissions will be considered by the festival panel. We will aim to provide a response before the end of September 2023.  

Further information

  • For music, sound art and audiovisual works, only works of under 15 minutes in duration will be considered
  • Please complete a separate form for each individual submission. 
  • Each artist can submit a maximum of three submissions across all categories. 
  • Artists and practitioners are required to pay a registration fee to present their work in the festival. This fee provides support for catering and technical support. 

Registration fee:

  • Festival (3-day) pass: £50, £25 students /apprentice /emerging artist*
  • Day pass (Friday, Saturday or Sunday): £25, £15 students /apprentice /emerging artist*
  • Individual Loudspeaker Orchestra Concert: £5

*Composing / creating for less than five years

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