Deadline for submission: 10 September 2023

CTM 2024 – Call for Hybrid Radio/Live Works

Appel à projets

The CTM Radio Lab supports the creation of new works that explore the intersection of radio with live performance within the context of the festival’s yearly theme. The initiative is led by CTM Festival and Deutschlandfunk Kultur – Radio Art / Klangkunst in collaboration with Goethe-Institut, ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, and Ö1 Kunstradio. In 2024 it is also presented within the framework of the sound art initiative tekhne.

This year the Radio Lab focus is on live performance formats (rather than installations). Projects must respond to CTM 2024’s theme of Sustain, and more specifically engage with the emancipatory potential of technology in music and sound art, which is the core focus of tekhnē. Narrative, speculative, investigative approaches might for example explore technology as a tool to corrupt or strengthen democracy, histories or potentials of radio and modern broadcasting methodologies, the agency of users, accessibility, or other. Live performances should be conceptualised in such a way that a radio piece can be created in the same spirit.


  • Two selected works will be supported by a fee of 5000 € each. The commission winners are responsible for covering costs
  • Winners will be offered a short residency in January 2024 to finalise their live presentation at CTM 2024
  • Deutschlandfunk Kultur and CTM Festival will provide support, counselling, and general assistance during the production of the work


Deadline for submission: 10 September 2023 at 23:59 local Berlin time (UTC+2)


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