ICFP 2020
Sun 23 - Fri 28 August 2020

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.

In addition to the main workshop, FARM hosts a traditional evening of performances. More details about this will be posted when they are available.

FARM 2020 Call for Papers, Demos, and Performances

Call for Papers and Demos (deadline passed)

The call for papers and demos is now closed.

Call for Performances (new deadline: August 1, 2020)

(Last updated May 22, 2020)

The ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling, and Design (FARM) is seeking audio/visual works that utilize functional programming techniques. Submissions need not be completely made with functional techniques - hybrid works are also welcome. Both fixed media and interactive systems are welcome, and we encourage a creative interpretation of what ‘performance’ means in order to encompass a truly broad range of creative functional endeavors. We also encourage submissions from people of all backgrounds – students, hobbyists, and professionals alike.

  • Submission deadline: August 1, 2020 (notification to take place on a rolling basis)
  • Workshop date: August 28, 2020
  • Fees: none (performers are not required to pay registration)
  • Location: online-only
  • Submission materials: a sample recording (audio or video) and a description explaining how functional programming was involved in the work.
  • Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=farm2020
  • Send any questions to Donya Quick (donyaquick@gmail.com)

FARM invites a diverse range of functionally-themed submissions including music, video, dance, and performance art. We encourage both risk-taking proposals that push forward the state of the art and refined presentations of highly developed practice. There are no submission/registration fees for FARM performers.

Works created in part or in whole by autonomous systems are also welcome, but subject to the constraint that the submitting author(s) must have made a significant contribution to the creation of the system itself.

Due to current travel restrictions and social distancing guidelines, all performances will be held online. Details of the exact technological accommodations available for this at ICFP are still forthcoming. As such, creating recordings of live audio/visual works as a backup option is strongly encouraged.

Questions? Use the FARM contact form.