Open Call for Artists | Apply by 25th September

A! x Design Open call poster - We now invite Artists from EU and affiliated countries to join the Open Call

We and AI have teamed up with AIxDesign to commission three artists to encourage a better understanding of AI. Thanks to AI4Media’s support, each of the successful artists will be offered a €1,500 stipend for their contributions. The resulting images will be added to the Better Images of AI gallery for free and public use.

The main aim is to create a set of imagery that avoids perpetuating unhelpful myths about artificial intelligence (AI) by inviting artists from different backgrounds to develop better images while tackling questions such as:

  • Is the image representing a particular part of the technology or is it trying to tell a wider story?
  • Does it help people understand the technology and is it an accurate representation?

Each commissioned artist will work independently to create images, meeting two times with the project team to present concepts, ask questions, and receive feedback as we iterate towards the final images.

If you find this challenge exciting, take a look at the 🔗open call and apply by 25th September (midnight, CET)!

The wonderful team at AIxDESIGN are also running a series of info sessions throughout September in case you want to know more:

  • 7th September, 6pm CET / 12pm EST / 9am PST
  • 14th September, 11am CET / 6pm Philippines
  • 21st September, 6pm CET / 12pm EST / 9am PST

To join one of the info sessions, follow the “Open call and application” button above and find the RSVP links under “Project timeline”.

Since 2021, We and AI have been curating informative and engaging images through the Better Images of AI project. Better Images of AI challenges common misconceptions about AI, thereby enabling more fruitful discussions. Our continued public engagement initiatives and research have shown that images for responsible and explainable AI are still hard to come by, and we always welcome artists to help solve this problem. The challenges posed in the open call result from research conducted in collaboration with AI4Media and funded by AHRC.

AIxDESIGN are a self-organised community of over 8,000 computationally curious people who work in the open and are dedicated to conducting critical AI design research for people (not profit). We warmly welcome their alliance, and their continued work informing AI with feminist thought and a philosophy of care.

We also applaud AI4Media’s efforts not only to encourage and enable the development and adoption of AI systems across media industries, but also to engage with how the media can better represent AI.

Image by Alan Warburton / © BBC / Better Images of AI / Nature / CC-BY 4.0