9th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design (FARM)

27th August, 2021, co-virtual with ICFP 2021, held entirely online.


The ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modelling and Design (FARM) gathers together people who are harnessing functional techniques in the pursuit of creativity and expression.

Functional Programming has emerged as a mainstream software development paradigm, and its artistic and creative use is booming. A growing number of software toolkits, frameworks and environments for art, music and design now employ functional programming languages and techniques. FARM is a forum for exploration and critical evaluation of these developments, for example to consider potential benefits of greater consistency, tersity, and closer mapping to a problem domain.

FARM encourages submissions from across art, craft and design, including textiles, visual art, music, 3D sculpture, animation, GUIs, video games, 3D printing and architectural models, choreography, poetry, and even VLSI layouts, GPU configurations, or mechanical engineering designs. Theoretical foundations, language design, implementation issues, and applications in industry or the arts are all within the scope of the workshop. The language used need not be purely functional (“mostly functional” is fine), and may be manifested as a domain specific language or tool. Moreover, submissions focusing on questions or issues about the use of functional programming are within the scope.

Key Dates

Paper submission deadline   May 15
Author Notification   June 5
Performance submission deadline   June 13
Camera Ready   June 26
Performance Notification   June 26
Workshop   August 27

Call for Papers, Demos, and Performances

Go here!


If you have any questions about what type of contributions that might be suitable, or anything else regarding submission or the workshop itself, please contact the organizers at: farm-2021@functional-art.org

Workshop Organization

Workshop Chair: Daniel Winograd-Cort (Luminous Computing)

Program Chair: Jean-Louis Giavitto (IRCAM Paris)

Publicity Chair: Michael Sperber (Active Group GmbH)

Performance Chair: John MacCallum (HfMT Hamburg)

Code of Conduct

FARM adheres to ICFP 2021’s Code of Conduct.