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Open Call CTM Magazine

The CTM Magazine is looking for proposals from writers, thinkers and artists wishing to engage with the topic of Portals, as well as ongoing topics within independent music ecosystems and scenes for the next magazine's edition.

CTM is a yearly magazine that aims to provide a number of entry points into the annual festival theme, and to present voices, ideas, and content that extend beyond the presentation possibilities of a music festival.

CTM has launched an open call to writers, thinkers, and artists. Proposals should link to the festival theme of Portals, as well as to ongoing topics within the independent music ecosystem such as sustainability, equity, access, cross-cultural exchange, technology and tools for production, music aesthetics and practices. Priority will be given to proposals from BIPOC authors/artists, as well as voices from diverse localities, practises, and communities.

Article formats can include essays, opinion pieces, research, interviews, fiction, speculative exercises, photo-based exposes, etc. Selected authors will receive a 300€ honorarium for their article, with the possibility of discussing the fee for specific circumstances/needs. The organisers offer a translation budget to authors writing in a language other than English. Applicants have to include a minimum of one high-quality image or graphic with any article, to be used as a header image. Authors should suggest photos that they have the rights to use.

Application deadline is 15 November. Find more information here.