Minus20degree Open Call Residency

minus20degree is now accepting proposals

We are looking for artists in the field of sound art, videoart, performance, theater, installation, or dynamic land art for our 2024 edition.

We are especially interested in art that takes and needs space, art that is mobile or makes the audience move. We also look forward to receiving proposals for sound- and videoart that embraces the snowy landscape as an endless projection surface.

minus20degree provides outside space for art that is controversial, provocative, but founded. minus20degree is completely independent, thus does not need to please or go easy on the audience.

All art works need to be conceptualized and produced especially for minus20degree.

the theme “Plateau”

The theme “Plateau” provides the theoretical framework for minus20degree 2024. Your submission does not need to have a direct connection to the theme. Nevertheless, we are interested to read your thoughts on “Plateau”.

What we like about Plateau is its latent ambiguity. As geological formation it is a part of the landscape we are dealing with as exhibition space; simultaneously, as an expression for societal stagnation it might be a valid description of our times.

choosing your location

All sites will be outside and exposed to the elements. Temperatures might be as low as minus 20 degree, you can expect snow, but it also can rain. Therefore, all artworks must be water and temperature resistant. The amount of snow cannot be predicted. Generally, there are 20-60cm in the valley and up to 150cm on the mountains.

Flachau is a village with a large variety of natural and manmade landscapes. It is a highly touristic village with about 2.700 inhabitants that can host over 10.000 tourists. Hotels, ski lifts and ski slopes are very present elements in the landscape as well as barely touched forests, fields, and mountain tops. The entire valley can potentially be used as site for artistic interventions.

For the open call it is not necessary to know the exact location already. Once a project is selected by the jury, the minus20degree team will help the artist(s) to find an ideal spot for the work in the requested landscape or will help to find an alternative setting.

Flachau in Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/bxKTT1VCD2eMZrK78

*Please keep in mind that if you choose a very remote location, visitors might not be able to see your artwork live.


Francesca Gavin (UK)

Günther Oberhollenzer (AT)

Thomas Lamers from Collectief Walden (NL)

Q&A session

On the 21st of December 2022 at 19:00 (CET) we organised a Q&A session. You can download the summary of the most important questions asked as well as our answers via this link: Q&A summary

You can find photos of the landscape as well as possible locations for the artworks via this link: Landscape and location photos

If you have further questions you can email them to us at: info@m20d.eu

minus20degree support

Artist fee: € 1.000,-

Production budget: up to € 1600,-

Travel budget: up to €400,-

Up to 6 nights’ accommodation

(arrangements for longer stays can be made)

Support from the team throughout m20d24

Professional documentation of the work

*Extra funding is very welcome and will be supported by minus20degree.

how to apply

Application is open to individuals, pairs, or groups at any stage of their career.

Proposals that do not meet the following criteria will not be considered.

Please submit one single pdf to info@m20d.eu before the 31st of January 2023 that contains the following:

A short description of your artwork (max. 150 words)

A long description (max. 500 words) that clearly and concisely explains the project you wish to produce incl. a reflection on the theme “Plateau”.

Clear technical drawing and/or script of execution of the artwork (1 x A4)

Total production budget of the artwork (including build-up and removal of artwork)

CV with contact details including name, phone number and links (if existing). (1 x A4)

Please note:

*Stability and security of artwork is a responsibility of the artist.

*Ownership of artwork remains with the artist.

Website link: https://www.m20d.eu/open-call-2024

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