South by South West (SXSW) is best known for its conferences and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.
Each year hundreds of musicians, film-makers, creators, and innovators flock to Austin, Texas with the hopes of breaking into their chosen markets. Now it’s your chance to join the hundreds of Aussie musicians and creatives that have advanced their careers by participating in SXSW’s conferences and festivals.
Applications to participate in SXSW 2020 are now open for creatives worldwide, including musicians, filmmakers, artists, start-ups and more.
Each March in Austin, Texas, diverse groups of creatives across the interactive, film, and music industries converge at the SXSW Conference & Festivals. An important destination for global creatives, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities.
The vision of SXSW is for global thought leaders to come together to cultivate creativity and build a better future during 10 days of collaboration. To make that happen, each year they open up applications to creatives worldwide, so you can have the chance to be a part of the inventive community from March 13th to 22nd next year.
Premiere your buzz-worthy film, perform on stage in front of a global audience, present your game-changing tech startup or take your art to the walls of Austin. Whatever your creative goal may be, take the time to check out the prestigious SXSW categories that are now open for applications below, and learn how you could participate.
The 2020 Applications are open for the following categories:
Film Festival Submissions
Music Festival Showcasing Artist Applications
SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards
Community Service Awards
David Carr Prize
Place By Design
You can find out more and apply online here. Make sure you check the crucial deadlines and keep in mind that the US is a day behind us, entries close at 11:59pm Pacific Time on each of the dates specified.
You can also browse the full list of participation categories here, with even more opportunities to get involved coming later in the season including the SXSW Hackathon, SXSW Release It, and SXSW Songs.