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Open Call: New School Design + Media Showcase at SXSW 2014

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Open Call: New School Design and Media Showcase at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Trade Show.

Call Type: Interactive, Design and New Media work

Site: SXSW Interactive Tradeshow, Austin TX

Time commitment: 3/8/14 – 3/12/14

Open to students and faculty

The New School announces a call for proposed work to be exhibited at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Trade Show. For the second year in a row, The New School will be participating in Austin’s SXSW Interactive Trade Show as an exhibitor. From creative workshops to innovative presentations, SXSW is the go-to event for creative industry leaders and it’s no surprise that our students, faculty and alumni from all over the world are invited to be a part of this exciting event.


The first South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) was held in 1987 in Austin, Texas. Despite the fact that Austin was not a Top 20 major market at the time, the background and character of the city made it a perfect location for the conference. Austin was considered a fairly cosmopolitan town for its size because of the University of Texas, which draws people from all over the world.

The music event has grown from 700 registrants in 1987 to over 16,000 registrants. As Austin has grown and diversified, film companies and high-tech companies have played a major role in the Austin and the Texas economies. In 1994, SXSW added a film and interactive component to accommodate these growth industries. SXSW Film and SXSW Interactive events together attract approximately 32,000 registrants to Austin every March.


Proposals are to be submitted via email only to

Work proposed needs to be able to fit inside the exhibition booth which is 20 feet by 10 feet in dimension, with a hard back wall.

Complete proposals must include the following information:

–       Description of work proposed
–       Sample photo/video of work or url
–       A floorplan demonstrating how the piece will be presented in the space
–       Setup requirements including electricity or wifi needs
–       Estimated worth of piece
–       Shipping requirements


The deadline to submit a proposal for work is October 4th.

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