Artist Open Call – That Other Place

£10K Artist Open Call

Extended Reality Artwork

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 12th April 2022, 9am BST

b-side (Dorset), Creatives Garage (Nairobi), and London College of Communications (London) are inviting proposals for That Other Place.

Proposals can be for any amount up to £10,000 (GBP).

That Other Place is a paid commission opportunity for a queer identifying artist or arts collective from the following countries to create a major new extended reality artwork:

Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Sudan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam. You do not need to be living currently in your country of origin to apply, for example, you could be a Kenyan artist living in the UK and be eligible to apply.

The commissioned artwork will engage with the idea of hybrid work – an artwork that can be experienced by audiences both in the physical and digital world and will be shared with online and face-to face audiences at b-side festival which takes place from 08 – 11 September 2022 on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 12th April 2022, 9am BST.

Please download the full brief and application details below (word and pdf documents).

How to apply

Please note all applications must be submitted via CuratorSpace unless you have contacted us and requested another format. To use CuratorSpace you must first make an account, this is very straightforward and quick, CuratorSpace is a great resource to find other opportunities and apply for commissions so it’s a good idea to sign up.

As well as written proposals, we can also accept audio and video responses too (more information in the downloadable ‘That Other Place, Open Call’ document).

Click HERE to create a CuratorSpace account

Click HERE to make an application


Information and how to apply details are also available on the captioned and BSL video, click the links below.

Video about the Open Call HERE or scroll down this page

Video with contextual information HERE or scroll down this page

If you require this information in a different format or have any access requirements at all, do not hesitate to contact b-side’s Access lead

If you have any questions about the Open Call in general, then please contact:





That Other Place by Musa Omusi