Frame + Frequency is an ongoing international new media, film, and video art screening series presented by VisArts in Rockville, Maryland (a suburb of Washington, DC). The series highlights artists who explore contemporary visual culture through new media, experimental film, and video and presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today. 

This year’s edition will be held on November 22, 2024. It will include a special section highlighting works that address climate change and its intersection with social, racial, and environmental justice. 

Frame + Frequency features a diverse group of artists representing a range of cultural backgrounds, nationalities, generational experiences, and personal histories while demonstrating the artists’ impressive command of video and new media technologies.

The application deadline is October 4, 2024.  

Submission specifications:  

  • Video: You may submit up to three works. Videos must be in .mp4 file format. Maximum length of 15 minutes. Upload files below through our online platform or provide Vimeo links for video previews. All foreign language moving image artworks must have English subtitles. 
  • Resume/CV 
  • Artist Bio (100 words max) 
  • Artist Statement (100 words max) 
  • Selected artists will receive screening fees for participation. 

About VisArts  
VisArts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. A hub for artistic exploration and social impact since 1987, VisArts brings people together through shared creative experiences, including: 

  • Critically acclaimed contemporary art exhibitions, programs, and events  
  • Studio Artist and Emerging Curator programs  
  • VisAbility Art Lab and Accessible Arts classes for artists with disabilities  
  • Community art workshops  
  • Art and wellness programs  
  • Volunteer and internship opportunities  

These inspire new ideas, encourage self-expression, embrace diverse perspectives, and celebrate the visual arts as fundamental to a connected community.

VisArts is an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. We’re in the heart of Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the neighborhood and surrounding cities. Rockville offers easy access to public transportation to Washington, DC via the Metro (Red Line), an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking.