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The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Cracow announces the call for applications for the main competition of the Biennale Kultura Futura 2023. The competition's theme is the idea of "e-POLIS - the city of the future". Individuals and teams can submit works concerning three key areas: virtual reality, augmented reality, or artificial intelligence. Results can use these technologies or correspond with them in any way. Each person or group can submit a maximum of three pieces (one in each listed area). Each work must be submitted separately.

We allow under-construction work, which means that we also accept conceptual works, but only those whose advancement will give the jury a chance to assess the quality of the work at the presentation stage and after its completion. These can be presentations, prototypes, or textual descriptions. The organizer sets only one requirement: the final works must be in the 3D virtual reality application. It is necessary to present the work using VR glasses (goggles) with a sound layer in the application. Detailed requirements can be found in [REGULATIONS].

Works not yet completed (under construction) can also be admitted to the competition. However, their advancement must give the Jury a chance to assess the quality of the work at the presentation stage and after its completion. According to point 9 of the regulations, "The Organizer reserves the right to purchase a license/pay a fee for the works selected by the Jury".

Schedule of the main Biennale Kultura Futura 2023 Competition:

  • Application: February 1, 2023 - June 24, 2023, until 23.59 GTM+1
  • Announcement of the list of qualified works: June 30, 2023
  • Jury deliberations: June 30, 2023, to July 19, 2023.
  • Publication of the verdict: July 31, 2023

You must apply via the APPLICATION FORM

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The works submitted to the Biennale Kultura Futura 2023 competition will be showcased at the Małopolski Garden of Arts, which is visited by over 150,000 people from more than 30 countries each year. The Małopolski Garden of Arts hosts national and international film and theater festivals. It is located in the heart of Kraków, a city that consistently ranks first in Central Europe on TripAdvisor's "Travellers' Choice Award" list.

The selected works from the competition will be displayed in the main gallery of the Małopolski Garden of Arts, and the culmination of the Biennale will be the Creative Industries Forum, where over 100 industry representatives will discuss the use of VR and AR in culture.

The works will be evaluated by an international jury composed of:

prof. Akiko Kasuya

prof. Akiko Kasuya
Kyoto City University of Art

prof. Andrzej Jajszczyk

prof. Andrzej Jajszczyk
Polish Academy of Sciences

Piotr Krajewski

prof. Piotr Krajewski
WRO Center

Alek Janicki

art. Aleksander Janicki
AYA Found
(chairman of the jury)

If you are interested in participating in the competition, we invite you to read a short newsletter that you can receive by filling in the form below. In it you will find answers to frequently asked questions and application hints.