How to Bid

The ISEA International is pleased to make a call for Expressions of Interest to host ISEA2021 (27th International Symposium on Electronic Art).


ISEA International makes an annual call for proposals to host the International Symposium on Electronic Art. The call for proposals is made 3 years in advance.

Timetable for ISEA2021 bids:

  1. April 29, 2018 – Expression of Interest deadline
  2. April 29 – May 6, 2018 – Bidding organisations notified
  3. June 23 – 30, 2018 – Presentation at ISEA2017 (Durban, South Africa) at the AGM and meeting with the ISEA International Foundation Board
  4. August 31st, 2018 – Full bid document deadline
  5. November 1st, 2018 – Candidates notified of outcome

The Expression of Interest should be comprised of a 5-7 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. ( more information – Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ISEA2021-Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ISEA2021)

Further information

For information about past and planned symposia see

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. The first International Symposium on Electronic Art was held in 1988 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Future ISEA symposium schedule:

ISEA2018 Durban, South Africa

ISEA2019 Gwangju, South Korea

Past Guidelines for information ISEA_Guidelines_2021 (2)


If you require further information to host ISEA2021

contact Sue Gollifer, Executive Director ISEA International, University of Brighton, UK

email: as soon as possible