VJ performance | Aavistus Festival 2024

Aavistus Festival is an international biennial of audiovisual art and VJ culture that will be held for the third time on 3–6 October 2024. 

The festival is looking for VJ performances, audiovisual live performances, media artworks, installations, workshops, talks and children's programme to be presented at its venues Valkoinen Sali, WHS Teatteri Union and Helsinki City Museum in Helsinki, Finland.


1. Relation to the festival theme "At the points of interconnection" and/or its subthemes.
2. Works with a strong & interesting idea, concept or message.
3. Diversity in artworks: original ideas, styles and (innovative) techniques.


1. You may only submit one entry per each category, meaning maximum 6 entries in total.
2. Submissions are free of charge.
3. The festival will pay a fee per each selected performance/artwork. The fee will be a minimum of 50-200 €, depending on type of work (see category-specific information below). The final amount will be confirmed based on grants and ticket sales. Taxes and other deductions apply. Aavistus Festival ry does not cover the travel or accommodation costs.
4. The artist is responsible for following best practices in terms of copyright.


The VJ performance is a 30-60 minute plug-and-play gig at Valkoinen Sali on Saturday, 5 October 2024. You are expected to bring your own tools for performing, e.g. computer, controller and adapters for HDMI input. The festival provides the video projector(s). Music will be played by a DJ or musician curated by the festival according to your preferences. To perform at Valkoinen Sali you have to be 18 or older. The festival crew includes professional sound, video and light technicians.

Minimum fee for VJ performance: 150 €

This form is for submitting VJ performances only. See submission forms for audiovisual live performances, artworks and installations, projection mapping and workshops at www.aavistusfestival.fi/open-call.

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Email *
First name / Etunimi *
First name of the applicant. If the applicant is a group of people, write the contact person's name.
Last name / Sukunimi *
Last name of the applicant. If the applicant is a group of people, write the contact person's name.
Preferred pronouns of contact person / Yhteyshenkilön persoonapronomini, jota toivoo käytettävän englanniksi viitatessa
Number of artists in collective / Työryhmän taiteilijoiden lukumäärä *
Full names, preferred pronouns and email addresses of all members in the collective
Kaikkien työryhmän jäsenten koko nimet, sähköpostiosoitteet sekä pronominit, joita toivovat käytettävän englanniksi viitatessa 
Artist name / Taiteilijanimi *
Write your (artist) name the way you would like it to be used for marketing and communication.
Country of residence / Asuinmaa *
Used for marketing and communication.
Phone number / Puhelinnumero *
With international country code.
Link to website, portfolio or previous work / Linkki verkkosivuille, portfolioon tai aikaisempaan työhön *
Link to social media profile / Linkki sosiaalisen median profiiliin
Artist bio / Taiteilijan esittely *
Maximum 200 words.
Description of performance / Kuvaus esityksestä *
Describe your work. Maximum one page of text (about 400-500 words).
Which year was/will the performance be created? / Minä vuonna esitys on valmistunut? *
Has it been shown in Helsinki capital region before? / Onko se esitetty pääkaupunkiseudun alueella aikaisemmin? *
If yes, when and where? / Jos on, missä ja milloin?
If not, will it be premiered at Aavistus Festival 2024? / Jos ei ole, tuleeko Aavistuksesta teoksen ensiesitys? 
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Link to video of proposed or previous work / Linkki videoon tarjotusta tai aikaisemmasta työstä *
Which festival themes does your work relate to? / Mihin festivaalin teemoihin teoksesi liittyy? *
Description for the theme At the points of interconnection can be found at https://www.aavistusfestival.fi/open-call.
Please elaborate on how your work relates to the selected themes / Kuvaile, miten työsi liittyy valitsemiisi teemoihin
What musical genres would you prefer for your VJ performance? / Mitä musiikkigenrejä haluaisit mieluiten VJ-esityksesi oheen? *
Additional information / Lisätiedot
How did you hear about Aavistus Festival? / Mistä kuulit Aavistus Festivalista?
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I consent to Aavistus Festival ry storing and processing my data for the purpose of conducting the open call, marketing, communications and festival documentation. 
The data is processed according to the Aavistus Festival ry privacy notice. 
Annan suostumukseni Aavistus Festival ry:lle tallentaa ja käsitellä henkilötietojani avoimen haun toteuttamista, markkinointia, viestintää sekä festivaalin dokumentaatiota varten. 
Tietoja käsitellään Aavistus Festival ry:n tietosuojalausekkeen mukaisesti.
I confirm I am 18 years of age or older at the time of submitting this form.
Vahvistan olevani 18-vuotias tai vanhempi lomakkeen lähettämishetkellä.
I would like my artist information – artist name, website/portfolio and social media links – to be shared with Aavistus Festival ry members for artistic opportunities beyond the scope of the festival regardless if my work is selected for the festival programme or not.
Haluaisin jakaa taiteilijatietoni – taitelijanimi, verkkosivut/portfolio ja sosiaalisen median linkit – Aavistus Festival ry:n jäsenille festivaalin ulkopuolisten työmahdollisuuksia varten, riippumatta siitä valitaanko työni festivaalin ohjelmistoon vai ei.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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