We are looking for early-career 3D modeling and animation artists under the age of 30 to join the project team of Tele-Encounters: Beyond the Human, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. The project explores the integration of telepresence, robots, and A.I. into art and the impact of technology on transnational family relationships. 

Project coordinator: Teatrul “George Ciprian” Buzău (RO)

Partners: UCAM Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (ES) and Industria Scenica (IT)

Selection criteria:

Selection process:

Phase I – preselection:

* RO artists are asked to send the signed GDPR consent form.

Please submit to:

with the subject “3D animation contest Tele-Encounters: BTH” (RO)/(ES)/(IT) – choose country depending on where you apply.

Application deadline: 31st December 2020, 23:59.

Preselected candidates will be announced via email on 8 January 2021.

Phase II – online interview for preselected candidates:

Interviews will take place online: 14-15 January 2021.

Selected applicants will be announced on 19 January 2021 via email.


We will organise two audience workshops to create robot models (concept only) with the participants’ help. The workshops will be composed of four modules led by four experts (roboethics, theatre, robotics, visual design) – you could be one of them. One workshop is dedicated to children aged 10-14, while the other one to elderly people aged over 65. Each workshop will gather 15 participants. The robot models will be sources of inspiration for one interactive simulations’ platform that will contain virtual robot models (see activity 2 below).

Your tasks under Activity 1 (WP3):

Budget for Activity 1:


RO: 4000 lei (gross sum)

ES and IT: 800 EUR (gross sum)

Accommodation and travel expenses will be covered in full separately.

Hiring organisation: 

In RO: Teatrul “George Ciprian” (contract de drept de autor pentru persoană fizică

In ES: UCAM (you need to provide an invoice)

In IT: Industria Scenica (you need to provide an invoice)


You and the other artists previously selected in each country will create two 3D robot models each based on what the audience imagined in the workshops. You will also animate these robots with motions lasting a few seconds each. Users worldwide will be able to access the platform online and interact with the robot models via A.I. chatbots. You will first attend a training workshop in Murcia to get more insight into the technical specificities of the project and to decide on the structure of the platform, then you will work remotely.

Your tasks under Activity 2:

Budget for Activity 2: 

Honorarium: 2500 EUR (gross sum)

Travel expenses will be covered in full separately (accommodation, transportation, subsistence).

Hiring organisation: UCAM (ES) for all the applicants, irrespective of the country where you apply. 

Please note that in order to be paid by UCAM you need to provide an invoice.

The organisers reserve the right to adapt all activities to an online format if COVID-19 restrictions make it necessary.

Read the call in RO

Read the call in ES

Read the call in IT