Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ISEA2016

The ISEA International Foundation Board is pleased to make a call for Expressions of Interest to host ISEA2016 (22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art).

The first International Symposium on Electronic Art was held in 1988. ISEA is a forum for interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organisations and individuals working with art, science and technology. The Symposium is an annual nomadic event, hosted by organisations around the world.

Potential host organisations must consult the Guidelines for Symposium Host Candidates prior to making a bid and are encouraged to contact ISEA Director Sue Gollifer <> for further details and the Symposium Guidelines.

The Expression of Interest should be comprised of a 3-5 page proposal including details about host organisation, partners, Symposium themes, artistic programme, dates, registration and fee process and other relevant details. Plus an outline of budget and finance plan.

Potential host organisations are invited to meet with the Board and present their Expression of Interest to delegates at the ISEA International General Meeting during ISEA2013 in Sydney, Australia (June 7-16, 2013).

Timetable for ISEA2016 bids:

March 29, 2013 – Expression of Interest deadline

April 12, 2013 – Bidding organisations notified

June 2013 – Presentation at ISEA2013 (Sydney, Australia) and meeting with

Foundation Board

October 25, 2013 – Full bid document deadline

November 15, 2013 – Candidates notified of outcome

Please note a shorter deadline for ISEA2016 bids due to ISEA being held this year in June. Potential bidders are encouraged make contact with the ISEA Director prior to submitting a bid.

The Expression of Interest and full bid document should be sent electronically to:

Sue Gollifer

ISEA DirectorUniversity of Brighton, UK

email: <>


Current ISEA schedule:

ISEA2013 Sydney,

ISEA2014 Dubai,

ISEA2015 Vancouver

Sue Gollifer is currently the Director of the ISEA International Headquarters. She is an artist, a Principal Lecturer in Fine Art and the Course Leader for Digital Media Arts MA and a researcher and curator at the University of Brighton, UK. She is on a number of National and International Committees, including (CAS) the Computer Arts Society, (DAM), Digital Art Museum, and (DAC) the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community. She is currently the ACM Chair of ‘The Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art’.

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