Who We Are
The Unscripted Twillingate – Digital Arts Festival, hosted in Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, is a four-day festival that celebrates all things digital (photography, filmmaking, music, mixed media, etc.) combined with adventure, entertainment and food for an experience to remember!
An annual feature of the festival is an Art Exhibit of digital art (photo images, design, videos, interactive and mixed installations that can be presented in an online format). The Art Exhibit showcases local digital artists/photographers from Newfoundland & Labrador but also provides space for featured guest artist(s) from elsewhere. Interactive artist presentations may be done by video conference such as Zoom.
Established, emerging, or new applicants are invited to apply regardless of their experience.
The festival will be held over four days, Thursday, September 16 to Sunday, September 19, 2021 inclusive. The online art display will be available for 8 weeks starting from the first day of the festival.
Artists will receive compensation based on CARFAC rates.
The 2021 festival is being planned as a hybrid (online/physical) event due to public health concerns.
Expression of Interest
Your submitted application form should be in PDF format and include the following:
- Artist name and contact information (including home mailing address, email, and phone number)
- Brief artist biography that will be published with your work (100 – 200 words)
- Brief artist statement that will be published with your work (What are your inspirations?) (100 – 200 words)
- Written description of each artwork submitted in a numbered list including
Provide the link, or note ‘attached’
Note ‘Main Exhibit’ or ‘Freedom Theme’
Medium (such as photography, mixed media, audio, animation, etc.)
Length (if applicable for audio, video, etc.)
Brief description of the process
All software used (to create and/or edit your work)
Credits (as applicable, provide details if other people or sources are involved)
Any other helpful information
Optional: If you are willing to do a short online workshop or presentation about your work, please include a brief proposal within the PDF
Submit up to 10 artworks in total for the main exhibit, plus up to 5 artworks for the optional themed display entry (see details below):
Link (include within the PDF)
Photo stories to be submitted as a single PDF or video
Video or audio work (maximum 30 minutes each, totalling no more that 30 minutes)
Link (include within the PDF)
If your files are too large to be sent by email please contact us to arrange for dropbox or other means of transfer.
Page 1 of the application form is required. Additional information can be provided on the form or as attached PDF files.
All submissions must be sent in email as attachments; images in jpeg format, text file as PDF (links are included within the PDF), or by prearranged file transfer.
Submissions must be received no later than midnight August 15, 2021.
Art must have a digital element
Each item must be clearly described
You must be the copyright holder of the work
. If you are incorporating the work of others, you must obtain permission and credit must be given
Originality in artwork is the goal, if any other sources are used or modified within your creative process, such as creative commons images, sfx, or songs, these must be described in the process and credited in the written description
Artwork should not have been shown at a past Unscripted Twillingate event
Artwork should not be a commercial item.
The Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival reserves the right to choose which art will be included in the exhibit.
The Unscripted Festival can provide support with:
Assistance with preparation of your work into a suitable online presentation
Tip: To create a submission PDF using Google Documents:
Write the document, double check that all requirements are included
File> Download> PDF
Then attach the PDF to your submission email
In addition to the main art exhibit, exhibit space will also be provided for an optional “themed display”.
Theme for 2021 “Freedom”
Artists may submit up to 5 additional artworks for this themed display
Clearly note these as ‘freedom’ within the description of each item within your submission
One item will be on display per artist in the themed display
If more than one item is submitted, the Art Committee will choose the one item for the display