Interactivos'17 - Call for projects: guidelines and submission form


Operation of the workshop


During the workshop, ideas will be tested out and prototypes will be developed in interdisciplinary groups composed of all interested participants, coordinated by the project developer. The groups will be supported by tutors, and will have the space, equipment and materials necessary to develop each project. These must be requested in the initial proposal.

In the workshop, we assume that free and open-source software will be used, that projects will be based on open standards and that the results will be available under licenses conducive to re-appropriation, reuse and distribution.

The workshop will be held in English and in Spanish, with no formal translation services offered.

The workshop runs from Monday to Saturday from May 17 to 31, 2016. Timetable will be from 10am to 6:30pm with a break for lunch. Somedays after 6:30pm there will be little workshops and presentations until 8:30pm.

At the end of the workshop the resulting prototypes will be exposed for a time (to be determined) in Medialab Prado.

Obligations of selected parties

  • Selected individuals or groups undertake to attend all days of the workshop
  • Furthermore, selected parties undertake to finish and appropriately document the proposed projects.
  • The projects submitted must be open to and promote the participation of interested persons.
  • Basic information on the projects, in regard to the process as well as the outcome, shall be recorded in open/free platforms (such as the Medialab-Prado collaborative work platform at or GitHub if open access is guaranted, etc).
  • All documentation will be published under a free licensethat allow its own reuse.
  • Similarly, participants shall include their code in a repository accessible to the public and publish it under an open-source license enabling reuse thereof. During the workshop, support with documentation shall be provided.
  • Project credits shall list the participation of each member of the team and their role within the workshop.
  • The organisation encourages and supports the use of open-source programs for the purpose of developing the projects.
  • Once the exhibition has ended, participants undertake to remove their material within a maximum period of 15 days. After said period has lapsed, Medialab-Prado reserves the right to take any actions in regard thereto that it deems appropriate.

Project evaluation criteria

  • Relevance to the general aims and themes of the call.
  • Innovative and experimental in nature.
  • Clarity of the proposal and suitability of the methodology and workshop development time (the aim is to produce a prototype by the end of the workshop. The proposal must therefore detail all parts of the project for which a prototype could be produced within the allotted period, and the parts for which this would be impossible.)
  • Diversity in terms of approach and origin will be viewed positively, with consideration given to how the project fits in with the proposals to be selected as a whole.
  • An introduction to the proposal that visits some inspiring or similar projects with a reasoned criticism from the perspective of the current proposal will be positively valued. This is not a mandatory requirement, but it is advisable. It will also provide very useful contextual information to all project partners.
  • Adaptations of other projects, hacks, reinventions, etc. can be presented. The originality of the approach or the improvements over the original project and its capacity to achieve the objectives will be evaluated.

Accommodation and travel expenses

Upon request by participants who reside outside of Madrid, Medialab-Prado will provide accommodation in a youth hostel for the duration of the workshop. Medialab-Prado will also cover travel expenses for one person per selected proposal.


Anyone interested in participating in the workshop must complete and send the form provided below before this date at 23:59 GMT+1.

Selection committee

The evaluation and selection of projects will be carried out by invited tutors and the Medialab-Prado team.

Authorship and intellectual property

Participants in the open call whose projects (texts, photographs and videos) are selected shall license their work in a manner permitting Medialab-Prado to publish it in any physical or digital format for the maximum time period and territorial scope provided for by law, allowing said work to be transformed in order to improve its dissemination and distribution. After projects have been selected, while the activity is underway the author shall be obligated to permit any other participant(s) in the activity that has been convened to use their work as the basis for other derivative work.


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Participation in this open call constitutes acceptance of all of its terms and conditions.

Further instructions for the proposals

The summary of the proposal must be presented in Spanish and English if the applicant is from a Spanish-speaking country, all other applicants must present their proposal in English. If the field destined to the “Summary of the Proposal” does not offer enough space, we kindly ask you to use the “Description” field.

In order to make it easier for prospective collaborators for your project, we encourage you to make a simple and brief (2-3 minutes) video regarding your proposal.

Submission form

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