Call for: Project Proposals / Sound Development City

25. February 2014

Call for: Project Proposals / Sound Development City

25. February 2014

Call for: Project Proposals / Sound Developme...


“Sound Development City Summer Expedition 2014” leads to two harbour cities again.This time, however, our target is in Europe’s high north, as the journey takes us to Riga and Helsinki.

Sound Development City is a studio on the road, a research trip for artists and their projects. Riga and Helsinki serve as resonating urban spaces, as work material, sources of inspiration, and playground for public presentations. Altogether, the expedition with Sound Development City is 17 days long. Six days will be spent in each city, and the rest of the time will be dedicated to being on the road. Each edition of Sound Development City follows a specific thematic focus. Participants are selected through an open call.



Sound Development City is looking for project proposals and work theses that comply with the invitation to Mind the Gap! (see below) and that could utilize the three-week expedition from Riga to Helsinki for realizing these endeavors. We are looking for interventions, sound surveys, performances, experiments, moving images, and artistic research projects that will benefit from being on the road, and will probe urban environments as sites of both playfulness as well as social involvement.

Artists working in all disciplines can apply through the open call process. The key requirements are curiosity, openness to experimentation, process-oriented work, and adventurousness. We also welcome an inter-disciplinary approach and readiness to collaborate.



Mind the Gap! is our call to you, and the thematic focus of Sound Development City’s expedition in 2014.

The gap, it seems, is everywhere: between here and there, me and you, yesterday and today, between Riga  and Helsinki. It can cleave and unite; one either trips over or is inclined to leap. In fact these gaps carve out a proverbial space that can be used creatively and become a new artistic reality. On that note, Mind the Gap! should be understood as an invitation to look inward and sharpen the senses to subtle in-between states, recognize ruptures, transitions and no-man’s-land.

Application deadline is April 25, 2014.
An international j ury of five will select about 10 participants from the submitted applications.
The jury’s decision will be made public no later than May 30, 2014.

Detailed information about the call for projects and the conditions for registration can be found here.
Sound Development City is a project by Sound Development. It was developed in collaboration with Heller Enterprises. The project is financed by Sound Development and organized by Heller Enterprises. All information: