Parallel Studios


Parallel Studios produces CURRENTS, Santa Fe's international new media festival,which takes place every June in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Parallel Studios was formed in 2002 to provide venues where established and unrecognized artists can work together to present state of the art video and new media work to the public. Access to exhibitions is always free.

Parallel Studios brings regional, national and international new media arts to New Mexico through the currents exhibitions, multimedia performances,internships, workshops, docent tours and educational programs that reach out to the schools and to communities. Parallel Studios seeks to foster international artistic exchange by inviting New Media artists from around the world to present work at the annual currents exhibitions and by establishing international connections in order to present the work of U.S artists abroad.


New Media Call for Entries

Currents 2012 installation by Laleh Mehran and Chris Coleman

Currents 2012 installation by Laleh Mehran and Chris Coleman


CURRENTS 2013:The Santa Fe International New Media Festival 

June 14th – June 30, 2013 

Call for Entries 

All submission materials must be received online or postmarked no later than: 

February 1, 2013

 CURRENTS 2013, the 4th Annual Santa Fe International New Media Festival will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USAJune 14th – June 30, 2013CURRENTS’ curators look for the unique ways artists use technology as a tool for expression and communication, and ways that scientists, programmers and developers are integrating the arts and aesthetics into their explorations and projects.

 The Festival will be held in several venues throughout Santa Fe: the Center for Contemporary Arts, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, and the digital dome facility at the Institute for American Indian Arts. In addition to exhibitions CURRENTS 2013 offers panel discussions and workshops, and evenings of multimedia performances. Festival events are free to the public.

 To view previous year’s exhibitions visit

 This Year’s Categories

 Category A - New Media Installations (video, sound, interactive, computer/software modulated or robotic sculpture or computer/software assisted fabrications)

Category B - Single Channel Video and Animation

Category C – Multimedia Performance

Category D – Experimental or Interactive Documentary

Category E – Digital Dome Projection

Category F – Web-art, Art-gaming, Mobile Device Apps (phone, iPad,etc).

Category G – Youth New Media Makers


General Guidelines 


The CURRENTS Festivals are produced by Parallel Studios, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. 




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