After reading dozens of inspiring applications and ideas about merging art and technology, the four finalist of Open Call have been chosen. The final will take place during Assembly Creative Tech’21 event on Friday 5th November.

CircOpera 2.0

The concept of CircOpera 2.0 is a performance mixing opera, circus and immersive technology. The stage performance, premiering in Autumn 2022, will include acts with acrobatics, jugglers, somersaults through the air and multiple opera arias, all coming together as CircOpera 2.0. The first CircOpera performance took place at the FNOB in 2016 and can be seen here.

The orchestra, choir, singers, dancers and circus artists as well as the visual world enriched with immersive technology will work together in creating a joyful, emotion-provoking and exciting performance.

The performance will be suitable for all ages and speakers of all languages, and it will take place on FNOB’s main stage in 2022.


September to the end of October 2021

The finalists will work on their concept, and produce a demo or a proof of concept of their idea.

The competition culminates at Assembly festival on Oct 22nd – 24th, where the finalists are invited for a stage to pitch and actually show a demo on how they envision their project to come alive.

November 5th 2021

The final will take place during Assembly Creative Tech’21 event on Friday 5th November.

Autumn 2022

Main stage production at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet premieres. The finalists will potentially have the opportunity to have their idea come alive on the main stage in 2022 and be part of the creative process of the main stage performance. In addition, the finalists will be awarded with money prizes.

Timeline for competition: July 31st deadline for entries. August 15th: announcing the finalists. Oct 22nd-24th: Final pitch & awards at Assembly event. 2022: Opera production process with the FNOB.


The final will take place during Assembly Creative Tech’21 event on Friday 5th November

Get to know the finalists below!

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Helsinki, Finland & Zürich, Switzerland   “We make art using tech, and then we merge it with tech”. Academic Art Hackers’ creations are inspired by tech enabling novel artistic


Barcelona, Spain  Cacao Cinema aims to create interactive experiences that merge filmmaking, video games, architecture, technology, and art. They are focused on creating interactive and immer


London, UK  Violet Disruption makes music for ecstasy, rapture, and euphoria. They want to empower the audience. FEEL is a no-judgment space for the audience to escape within – a place to rel


Valencia, Spain The Vitamin team is composed of artists and electrical engineers, which allows them to merge their knowledge to explore new fields and mix them to create unique artistic experience

Let’s take LIVE to new heights!