Call for Art: Helpful Discomfort


Hidden Currencies (New York, NY)

Hidden Currencies presents hécatombe, an extension of the collective through print. We are seeking open calls for our 1st edition.

For hécatombe’s first edition we are examining the implications of discomfort and it’s potential to inspire growth, regression, fear, and hope. Discomfort can reflect a projected incongruence of identity, fueled by the pressures of society and self. This discomfort can be at the epicenter of our dissonance from society: we now face the question if it is the individual or the society which should be made to feel uncomfortable. If so, what is the utility of discomfort for each party?

In approaching this topic and examining your work please consider:
How discomfort helps you?
How do people benefit from each other's discomfort?
Who do you want to see uncomfortable?
Where do you want to be uncomfortable?

Hidden Currencies is an interdisciplinary collective consisting of artists, musicians, dancers, sculptors and scientists. It was founded in early in May of 2017. Applicants will be chosen by a panel of blind judges.

Those who are selected to participate in our first magazine will be invited to the release party in New York City. Location and date to be announced in line with release of the publication.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
We are accepting submissions from any medium which explore this theme to be printed in our first edition, including but not limited to: writing, painting, sculpture, photography, installations, games, data sets, experiments, multimedia, etc. This is limited to media which can be printed within our pages. For video and music submissions we have the capability to include a QR Code. 

An email sent to [email protected] with:
Up to 5 images with the longest edge being 1000p (jpg.) 
Artist Statement (300 words)
Link to your website or portfolio (optional)
$5 entry fee to be paid over paypal to [email protected] 


Opportunity Opens

Tuesday, Apr 9th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Wednesday, May 1st 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists