20th Edition

CTM Festival 2019

We’re very excited to announce the dates and theme for our 20th anniversary edition. CTM 2019 will take place from 25 January to 3 February 2018 at various Berlin venues including veteran festival partners like Berghain, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, and Kunstquartier Bethanien. The 2019 theme is Persistence.

The CTM Radio Lab open call for works is now open, until 9 September 2018. Since 2012, the Radio Lab has been searching for new ideas for the creative interface between radio art and live performance or installation.

The first artists and other participants appearing at CTM 2019 will be announced in early October, along with calls for the MusicMakers Hacklab and the Resarch Networking Day. We will also reveal the 20th edition’s visual identity at this time, and release a limited number of Early Bird Festival Passes.

CTM 2019 Theme


With Persistence, CTM 2019 examines the aesthetic and societal potentials and pains of perseverance, and of its opposite: the transient and the provisional, and considers the struggles that come with balancing continuity and changeability.

Call for Works

CTM 2019 Radio Lab

For the sixth year in a row, Deutschlandfunk Kultur – Radio Art / Klangkunst and CTM Festival – in collaboration with the ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, Ö1 Kunstradio, and with the support of the Wire magazine – are delighted to commission two artistic projects. The CTM Radio Lab call is for unusual audio projects that couple the radio medium with the potentials of live performance or installation while also relating to the CTM 2019 Festival theme. Apply now. Deadline 9 September 2018.

CTM Partner Festival

transmediale 2019

As in previous years, the CTM Festival will take place parallel to and in collaboration with the transmediale – festival for art and digital culture.

Citywide Partner Programme

Vorspiel 2019

Vorspiel is a citywide programme of events before and during the transmediale and CTM festivals. In 2019 it will launch its 9th edition with an opening event on 18 January at ACUD Macht Neu.