Call for Artists
MS ARTVILLE 2020 – crowd.

The MS ARTVILLE festival is calling for artists who want to be part
of the festival in 2020 in Hamburg, Germany.

About the festival

MS ARTVILLE is an art festival located in the harbor area of Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg. The festival developed within the context of the annual music festival MS DOCKVILLE that has been taking place in Hamburg every year since 2007. Since then, MS ARTVILLE has been assem-bling well-known artists and young talents from all over the world to create a large scale outdoor urbvan and contemporary art gallery that is open to the public throughout the summer.

The mission

Continously wondering „How are we going to live tomorrow?“, we want to set focus on the charac-teristics and developments of a not too distant future society.

Who can apply?

Every artist that wants to be a part of the festival in summer 2020 can apply individually or in small teams. The festival’s main focus is on urban contemporary art but it is open for all other disciplines of art as well.

Artwork restrictions

All artworks will be presented outside on the festival site. Installations, paintings and all other kind of art must be weatherproof and safe for highly frequented festival events. All artworks will be set up on-site. Each artist is responsible for the set-up but will get professional support from the festi-val staff and volunteers. There are a few spots to realize smaller wall paintings. If you are planning to paint a larger scale mural be sure to check with us beforehand so we can discuss possible op-tions such as using containers. Just send an e-mail to:

Time schedule

The festival will be open to the public from July 18th until August 08th 2020. All artworks must be set up by the time of the opening. The main working period will be from July 1st until July 18th (setting up installations before will be possible if needed).


Each project can use a budget of max. 2.000 Euro, including material costs, travel and artist fees. Accommodation and catering will be provided by the festival. If you are planning to perform or create a work of art that will exceed the cost limit of 2.000 Euro, please contact us to possibly work something out.

Selection of artwork

We will choose up to three submissions from the open call in spring 2020.


If you want to be part of the next MS ARTVILLE, please apply with a precise idea of an art project you want to realize at the festival in summer 2020. Please be sure to hand in all required informa-tion so we can get an all-round idea of the project, such as:- Detailed description of the art project you want to realize- Required budget including material costs, travel cost and artist fee- Artist porfolioPlease send in your proposal in a single pdf-file. Don’t worry about larger file size and feel free to to use or other file transfer services if necessary. Please limit the main descrip-tion of the idea to a single page of text including a sketch or picture to get a visual idea of the work.


The open call ends on February 23rd 2020.