7th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modelling and Design

Call for Performances

Berlin, Germany, 23th August 2019

Yullippe (Gene Shuman visuals), FARM 2016

Functional Programming has emerged as a mainstream software development paradigm, and its artistic and creative use is booming. A growing number of environments for art, music and design now employ functional programming languages and techniques. The ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modelling and Design (also known as FARM) gathers together people who are harnessing functional programming techniques in the pursuit of creativity and expression. Our seventj workshop takes place in Berlin Germany, on 23 August 2019, as part of the International Conference on Functional Programming.

FARM also hosts a traditional evening of performances. For this year’s event, FARM 2019 is seeking proposals for live performances which employ functional programming techniques, in whole or in part. We would like to support a diverse range of performing arts, including music, dance, video animation, and performance art.

We encourage both risk-taking proposals which push forward the state of the art and refined presentations of highly-developed practice. In either case, please support your submission with a clear description of your performance including how your performance employs functional programming and a discussion of influences and prior art as appropriate.

Submission process

Please submit a brief outline/programme note (100-200 words), a stable link to a single video example, possibly a stable link to one additional audio example, and a short biography (100-150 words for each contributor).

Please include a complete technical description of what is needed from the organizers for your performance, including equipment, space requirements, and internet access. We are unlikely to be able to accommodate performances exceeding 20 minutes in length.

We prefer submissions in plaintext/markdown, odf (libre office), doc/docx (microsoft word) or pdf formats.

Send your submission to: performance@functional-art.org

We will confirm receipt by return.

Note: If you have previously submitted a performance proposal via EasyChair, and it adheres to the above guidelines, there is no need to resubmit.

Performance Venue

The venue for the evening FARM performances will be announced soon.


Renick Bell, FARM 2016

A summary of the performances will be published as part of the conference proceedings. As with presentations, all performances at FARM 2019 will be recorded. Permission to publish the resulting video (in all probability on YouTube, along with the videos of ICFP itself and the other ICFP-colocated events) will be requested on-site.


Unfortunately we are not able to offer an artist fee. In order to support broad participation we are able to offer the following, thanks to the support of ICFP and its sponsors.

Please get in touch for more information in either case.

Key Dates:

Performance Chairs:

Submission deadline 28th June 2019
Notification 5st July 2019
FARM workshop + performance evening 23th August 2019


Please direct all questions and suggestions to the performance chairs (Timo Dufner, Mike Sperber): performance@functional-art.org