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SHAPE+ 2022
SHAPE+ artists 2022

Explore the artist selection 2022 of the SHAPE+ platform for innovative music and audiovisual art.

The Creative Europe-supported SHAPE+ platform for innovative music and audiovisual art is announcing its 2022 list of artists. The artist selection places a number of audiovisual projects and sound artists alongside musical acts that range from club music and forward-thinking media art to free improvisation and spatial music. This new stage of the SHAPE platform will be marked by an emphasis on residencies and, where possible, greener forms of travel.

The platform

SHAPE+ is a new European platform for innovative music and audiovisual art co-financed by the Creative Europe programme. Running for the next three years, SHAPE+ will foster exceptional emerging talent, connecting them to local communities and audiences through collaborative residencies with multiple artistic outcomes, commissioned artworks, as well as one-off presentations and performances. Combining an open call and a curatorial selection, the platform members will select a roster of artists to support each year.

SHAPE+ initially consists of 13 partners in 13 countries with plans for further expansion, while adopting an interdisciplinary approach and committing to social and environmental awareness.

SHAPE+ builds upon the previous SHAPE platform, which from 2015 to 2022 supported 336 emerging European artists and presented their work at festivals, events and venues in numerous countries across Europe and beyond.

The selection process

Each year, the curatorial teams of all SHAPE+ festivals and initiatives come together and choose a roster of artists. The artist roster has been created disregarding divisions of genre, age or popularity. Rather, creative novelty and successful experimentation have served as core values, with additional emphasis on the inclusion of upcoming and underexposed artists as well as representing local scenes of involved festivals and art centers. Once a year, SHAPE+ platform announces an open call and the submissions are also taken into consideration when creating the artist list.

There will also be a second wave of SHAPE+ artists – it will comprise local collaborators as part of residencies. They will be added to the roster throughout the year.

Es wird auch eine zweite Welle von SHAPE+-Künstlern geben - sie wird lokale Künstler:innen im Rahmen von Residencies umfassen.

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