Talks and Workshops | 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.


Aavistus Festival is looking for workshops, lectures, presentations and discussions on VJ culture and AV art. An entry-level programme should be open for all to attend and advanced programme for experienced VJs and artists can require sign-up.
Aavistus Festival prefers the programme to be either fully free or very affordable for participants. The workshop manager will take care of practical arrangements, for speeches and presentations, we will help you with the setup. The programme can be held online or at Helsinki City Museum.

Minimum fees:
Workshop: 200 € + 100 € budget for materials
Lecture, presentation or lecture performance: 100 €
Moderator for a talk or panel: 100 €
Lightning talk: 50 €

This form is for the educational programme only. See submission forms for VJ perfromances, audiovisual live performances, artworks and installations and projection mapping at

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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 members in collective / Kollektiivin jäsenten 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 *
Link to website, portfolio or previous work / Linkki verkkosivuille, portfolioon tai aikaisempaan työhön *
Link to social media profile / Linkki sosiaalisen median profiiliin
Short bio / Lyhyt esittely *
Maximum 200 words.
Type of programme / Ohjelman muoto *
Name of programme / Ohjelman nimi *
Description of programme / Ohjelman kuvaus *
Describe your programme idea in a form suited for the festival catalogue. Please be advised that in the case that your submission is selected, Aavistus Festival reserves the right to use and modify this text for marketing and promotion of the festival and the programme.
Who is the programme aimed at? / Kenelle ohjelma on suunnattu? *
How is the programme related to the festival theme? / Miten ohjelma liittyy festivaalin teemaan? *
Please elaborate on how your programme relates to the selected themes / Kuvaile, miten ohjelma liittyy valitsemiisi teemoihin
Maximum number of participants / Maksimiosallistujamäärä *
Where will the workshop be held? / Missä työpaja pidetään? *
How long will the programme last? / Kauanko ohjelma kestää? *
Technical requirements: what equipment do you need from us and what can you bring yourself? / Tarvittava tekniikka: mitä tuot itse ja mitä tarvitset meiltä? *
What will be required from the participants to attend the programme, e.g. their own laptop, a specific software, etc? / Mitä vaaditaan ohjelman osallistujilta, esim. oma läppäri, tietty ohjelmisto, jne? *
Will there be any costs for the participant?  / Koituuko ohjelmasta kuluja osallistujille? *
Aavistus Festival strongly prefers free or affordable workshops in order to promote the AV and VJ culture. Lectures, presentations and talks will be free of charge for the audience to attend. 
/ Aavistus Festival suosii erityisesti maksuttomia tai edullisia työpajoja AV- ja VJ-kulttuurin edistämiseksi. Luennot, presentaatiot ja puheet ovat yleisölle ilmaisia.
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.
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