New call for works

Phonurgia Nova awards 2015

deadline : november 30th 2014

The Loud-speaker is probably the greatest common denominator in all our lives to-day. Video, multimedia, car radios, mobile phones are all crafting a new life for sound. In all domains sound is an objet of research, of reflexion. It is essential to open up creative, imaginative spaces for sound. And to encourage people to listen.
Christian Leblé, chairman.

#01 Background
Among the prizes awarded for radio and acoustic art, the Phonurgia Nova competition has, since 1986, occupied a special place by virtue of its recognition of artists whose work exploits sound as an artistic medium. The main selective criterion remains the expression of an original artistic vision. The contest is open to all radio station formats and to all authors, independant radio producers, musicians, composers, sound artists and production teams. An international jury panel made up of representatives from the radio industry, the press and the sound art world judge the entries. Last year, 166 productions from 16 different countries were entered in the prize.

#02 Call for Works
This year’s competition will distinguish authors whose work manifests a keen sense ofsound and listening as means of expression.
The jury will consider :
++ Radio Arts forms : all forms of inventive radio (documentary, feature, fiction, essays, Hörspiel, experimental forms etc.)
++ Beyond Radio : all works which have been specially created to bring new experiences of sound as medium of the reality

In each category the jury will deliberate on two types of work :
1)completed productions

#03 How to apply
The competition is open to all artists without exception and for any work produced later than 2012, regardless of language, format, duration or genre.
Each work or project submitted must be accompanied by a separate registration form, filled out in English or in French, and must be sent on a separate folder.

An application form is available in PDF format from the link below


#04 Prizes
The jury will award one Prize of 3 000 euros and 4 artist’s residencies at the following studios :

– GRM / INA (Paris)

– GMVL (Lyon)

– Euphonia (Marseille)

– Art Zoyd (Valenciennes)

Additional prizes could be given at this time. The Jury decisions are not subject to appeal.

#05 Deadlines
Applicants are asked to submit their productions, by DROPBOX, by october 30th 2014.
Results will be announced on at the end of the Festival (Paris, Gaîté Lyrique, 24 & 25th january 2015). Results will be given to all participants by email. The terms of artist-in residence will be organized during the year 2015, in accordance with dates chosen by the prize winners.

#06 Liability
Authors must make sure that any participant or right owner has given his agreement. The festival management is not legaly responsible for any damage caused on any piece of the entry. The Festival management reserves the right to use any selected work in order to promote the Festival. The completed entry forme represents the candidate’s consent to the above rules and regulations. The french version of this text will be taken in account in case of contestation.

# 07 A listening room enable visitors to have access to the awarded works.

# 08 Sound archives
All the materials received at the Phonurgia Nova contest will constitue a permanent archive of audio works. This archive will be opened to the public.

# 09 Send
For further information about this competition, please feel free to contact the Phonurgia Nova office in Arles :

email :

Phonurgia Nova Awards
39, rue Genive
13200 Arles

All payment from outside France must be made by Paypal (send an email to inform us of your wish) or by Internatinal Money order, by a cheque written on a bank located in France, or by direct bank to bank transfer to Association PHONURGIA NOVA, Bank : BNP Arles, 10 place de la République, 13200 Arles, IBAN FR76 3000 4000 4400 0009 9165 695 / BIC BNPAFR PPNIM. All bank charges must be prepaid. No refunds will be made.

# 10 Festival
The Festival will take place at the Gaité Lyrique, the new institution dedicated to digital arts in Paris. Entrance will be free for all the authors attending to the contest.

Our warm greetings for the below institutions, communities, companies, newspapers and media partner which support us and make this contest possible. They allow us to follow our commitment for contemporary sound art.


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