Open Call: SFMOMA Artcade

In the spirit of competition, coinciding with the upcoming Get in the Game exhibition, SFMOMA invites artists, designers, and creators to propose an interactive game that will be available for visitors to play in the museum’s Koret Education Center on Floor 2. The museum welcomes games on various platforms, from digital to non-digital to mixed, including board games, phone games, video games, or live action role-playing games.

The museum will select up to ten semifinalists who will be invited to submit a full proposal with an attached honorarium of $250. An esteemed panel of jurors from the games community will select three finalists who will receive an honorarium of $2,000 each to develop their proposal into a game for presentation in the Koret Education Center from October 15, 2024–March 1, 2025.

Competition parameters

About Get in the Game

Opening in fall 2024, Get in the Game brings together over one hundred works of art, design, interactive installations, and media on the significance of sport in contemporary culture. From the Olympics to the local recreation league, sports constitute a powerful social force that can promote health, cultivate a sense of community, drive economies, and spur social progress. Bringing out the best and the worst in humanity, sports is both a collective and a highly personal subject for many contemporary artists, who respond to the inner drive of the athlete, the almost religious fervor of the fan, and the tension between individuals and dominant institutions and systems that govern how games are played, and who gets to play them.