Time Based Media

Time Based Media is a profile for film and video projects, (post-)Internet and sound art in which technology plays an important role. A project within this profile is not tied to a specific venue, which means there is plenty of room for the development of autonomous projects – as long as a cross-media approach is central.


OPEN CALL: Production x Time Based Media

Deadline: March 4, 2024 | noon

Cross-TIC is looking for creators who want to create a cross-media production. Directly to the form (link to Google form)

We cordially invite you to submit a proposal to produce a distinctive cross-media film experience.

Cross-TIC seeks project proposals from creators who want to realize a distinctive cross-media film experience that aims to touch a viewer in different ways, stimulate multiple senses simultaneously or even invite participation.

Twentse sagen Twente has a rich history of Sages about witches, vanished villages and mythical creatures, among other things. Many of these sagas are based on existing people, places and events, but these sagas increasingly seem to belong to the past. Cross-Tic is therefore looking for storytellers who want to keep this tradition alive in a contemporary way.

Produce a new Twente saga as a distinctive film experience;

– based on a Twente event, custom, landscape feature, place or region name or natural phenomenon.


– linked to existing Twente buildings, events and people.

Here, as a creator, you have the freedom to determine the origin of your story and subject matter where it is not necessary that it has (strong) historical value or is already known to a large audience.

A distinctive film experience between 3 to 10 minutes that is more than just watching a screen.

Consider applying

– New technologies: AR, VR, XR, 360 video and/or

– Interaction and / or

– Immersive components, where the film and atmosphere blend together on location.

The production to be made will premiere on Sept. 7, at the Night of Short Film in Hengelo, and then tour Twente. Therefore, the completed production may not be location-specific.

  • A project plan
  • Add a treatment ( maximum 4 – A4 / 1400 words) In this, the following should already be sufficiently highlighted. In which at least the evolution of your story, characters and plot points are addressed.
  • Describe where in the audience experience is so special.
  • Cross-TIC also seeks proposals that are artistically substantive and of good quality, explicitly cross-media, and centered on research, experimentation and collaboration. You will be guided and supported in your process by a profile coordinator and experts, who will provide you with feedback and link you to relevant research and implementation partners.

You will also participate in:

  • Up to 2 presentations on your project to partners and stakeholders;
  • A maker day in which you will participate in presentations, workshops and networking activities along with other Cross-TIC makers (approximately 6 hours);
  • Support in developing your entrepreneurship in the form of participation in Community of Practice sessions (approximately 12 hours).
  • A place to work out your plan, with a team of up to three people;
  • guidance from the Time Based Media profile coordinator;
  • participation in the Night of the Short Film in Hengelo and other presentation venues in Twente are being sought;
  • In this production track, you will have a total of 780 hours (€39 per hour). These hours are to be divided among your team of creators (if any). Think of you as the creator, one or more actors, a musician or other professional collaboration partners. In addition, there is a production budget of up to €7,500.
  • external expertise: a budget to call in external expertise (in consultation with the profile coordinator) in your desired field;
  • a new network: as a maker within Cross-TIC, you will become part of a new regional, cross-discipline network of makers and get to know the cultural institutions and partners in Twente.

Submitting your idea
Directly to the form (link to Google form)

Would you like to submit a proposal? Then submit the following in 3 separate PDFs:

  • your project plan
  • your treatment
  • your portfolio
  • your CV

This can be done through the Google form above.

Project Plan

In your project plan you describe:

  • What you want to do and why (concept);
  • How your plan relates to your existing practice as a creator (cause and urgency);
  • In what way you will carry out your project (elaboration and planning);
  • What outside expertise would you like to seek and with whom you might want to carry out your project.


After the deadline, all project proposals are discussed by four profile coordinators. The coordinator of the relevant Open Call is ultimately responsible for selecting the project and supervising it. You will receive a response to your proposal no later than 4 weeks after the deadline. The start date of your project will be coordinated with your profile coordinator. The project will start in March of 2024

About Cross-TIC
Cross-TIC is a multi-year project taking place throughout Twente that aims to give artists living and/or working in Twente the opportunity to develop innovative cross-media art projects. The projects can take place at different art institutions and can be short, medium or long. During a trajectory, an artist is encouraged to experiment, conduct research, enter into new collaborations and develop himself further in the business field as well. The outcomes are made visible at cultural institutions (libraries, culture houses, film houses, theaters and museums), at festivals or at the creative incubators in the region. Cross-TIC will take place until at least the end of 2024, and consists of a total of 33 development paths


Cross-TIC was developed by the Twente Culture Region: 14 Twente municipalities working together in the field of culture. In consultation with the cultural field, they developed a vision for culture in the region. Based on that vision, Cross-TIC was set up by Library Almelo & Theater Hof 88, Werkplaats Diepenheim, Oyfo, PLANETART, Schouwburg Hengelo, Theater Sonnevanck, Stichting Oldenzaalse Musea, Tetem and Concordia (penman).

Contact details
Do you have questions about the Open Call? If so, contact Project Manager julia@cross-tic.nl.