Open call for MOMO Festival

Open call for creatives! During the 20th edition of MOMO Festival, on April 16, 17, and 18 2020, you can create your own idea with €1000 at the new MOMO-location: Maassilo.

Throw a party in the Maassilo with €1000!

The opening of MOMO Festival will be for this year (and for the first time) in the iconic Maassilo where all various shapes of MOMO -music, performance & art- will meet to create a unique and absolute experience. Are you dreaming of realising your wildest and unconventional idea in a unique and historic venue in the Maashaven? Now you can, in the Maassilo on the MOMO-opening, on the 16th of April!

Create with €1000, in the immense Maassilo,  a jungle party in the basement, a crazy art installation in one of the (concert)halls, a bizarre performance, immerse the audience in a social experiment, organise expeditions throughout the various unique rooms, project on or video map the Maassilo facade… We embrace crazy ideas <3 and the Maassilo – a former grain silo factory from 1910 – is your canvas.

So, are you an artist, designer, maker, performer, danser, scientist or you just have a lot of amazing ideas? Send us your idea today and maybe you will be on our line-up along with Destroyer, Eefje de Visser, YĪN YĪN and many more.

MOMO creates its programme with various Rotterdam-based partners and hopefully also with you! The festival will take place on April 16, 17 and 18 2020 in various locations in the city. The line-up consists of Eefje de Visser, Destroyer, Squid, YĪN YĪN, Velvet Negroni, Kampire, Leif Vollebekk & many more. Check the line-up

What you get

Your playground is the Maassilo, a former grain silo factory from 1910. We are looking for crazy ideas for any corner, hall, corridor of this fantastic monumental building.

A maximum of € 1000 in your fist
This is for realizing the complete project (including conceptualization-, materials- and production costs)

Your name on the MOMO Line-up
You will be officially part of MOMO Festival 2020

Technical and production advice



Send your ideas until the 31st of January 2020 at 23.59 the latest.

Fill in and send the open call form.


Make your application as concrete as possible.
Explain in a pdf or video what your proposal is about and include the following:
1. A detailed presentation of your idea.
2. A brief budget estimation.
3. Photos, videos, sketches and/ or links of your proposal and of previous works of yours.
4. Introduce yourself/ group/ collective, you may also include a portfolio.

Yes, we can
Think about a project that can be realised in a period of 4 weeks and not exceeds the budget of € 1000.

Youngsters from Rotterdam!
It’s a plus if you live, work, study in the region of Rotterdam and you are between 18 – 35 years old.

We <3 teamwork
It’s a plus if you apply with your friends, art collective, food club, community center, school class, or just your amazing team.

Maassilo Rotterdam


The selection of the winners will be decided by the MOMO jury which consists of Harry Hamelink (Artistic Director), Kelly Leeuwis (Business Manager), Nikki Georgiou (Open Call Curator & Coordinator) and Carly Rutten (Production Manager).

Want to know more & get inspiration?

Inspirational tour
On Wednesday the 11th of December, at 15:00 until 17:00, Harry (Artistic Director) and Nikki (Open Call Curator & Coordinator) will give an inspirational tour through Maassilo for the ones that want to apply to this open call. Please confirm your participation in the tour via email at opencall@motelmozaique.nl

For more information and/or advises don’t hesitate to contact Nikki via opencall@motelmozaique.nl or send us a DM via Instagram of Facebook.