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Spring Open Call: Storytelling

Storytelling is essential to nearly every art form. Whether it’s a song, a film, a painting, or a performance, we gravitate towards stories because they help us reflect upon the world around us or transport us to a new one. For this open call, we want you tell a story. How you tell the story is entirely up to you; it can be a series of vignettes, a continuous narrative that develops throughout the collection, or something else entirely.

Some Examples

Each piece in still time pens a new story within a serene scene. With subtle animation, Thoka constructed layered stories that with repeated viewings begin to slowly unravel.

With Exercises, kyttenjanae created her own sci-fi galaxy with vignettes featuring celestial beings exploring the desolate terrain and looking towards the unknown future.

Who Should Apply

This opportunity is competitive –– only 30 artists will be selected through this open call.

We’re looking for rad people who want to join our growing community of artists and those who are interested in the storytelling potential of an internet-connected digital art display.

We work with great artists who create some of the most beautiful, weird and amazing things on the internet. You can learn more about all the participating artists here.

What You’ll Make

A series consisting of 5-6 images, animations, or videos. (More details on filetype specs below)

What You’ll Get

Selected artists will receive an EO1 plus a $500 commission fee, and will be featured and promoted in Art Club.


All submissions must be sent by Friday, April 1st, at midnight EST.

Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we do our best to respond to each one but sometimes it can take a while. Thanks for your paintence!

Apply Here

To be considered for this open call you must submit one artwork sample image that demonstrates the direction and style of your series. It can be a work in progress shot, a draft, or a finished version.

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Filetypes Specifications

Still Images

  • 1080px x 1920 pixels
  • 9:16 aspect ratio
  • PNGs or JPGs
  • 10MB maximum


  • 1080px x 1920px
  • 9:16 aspect ratio (portrait)
  • 100MB max
  • H.264 codec
  • MP4 container
  • Frame rates of 24, 29.97, or 30 will look smoothest on the EO1
  • No audio stream (smaller files and prevents performance errors)
  • Very high bitrates (20K +) may cause video to stutter at loop point. Experiment with lower bit rates if you notice your loops have unsightly gaps.

Art Club Fund

The Electric Objects Art Club Fund is a commitment of $100,000 to commissioning new works of digital art in 2016. That’s $100,000 for JPGs, GIFs, PNGs, MP4s and art websites. Learn more in our Art Club overview.

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