Cryptic Nights is an annual open call for emerging, Scottish-based artists to develop existing visual sonic work with support and mentoring from Cryptic.

Presented in partnership with the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow, we support talented artists with fresh ideas, crossing creative boundaries with live music, visual and sonic art. Since 2009, Cryptic Nights has presented over 270 artists to audiences of over 3,500.

Highlights have included: Anna Meredith, Raydale Dower, Oliver Coates, James Houston, Mark Lyken, Rachel MacLean, Rory Middleton, Yann Seznec, Gail Sneddon and Robbie Thomson.

The next call out for the Cryptic Nights 2020/21 programme will launch in June 2019.

“A well honed stomping ground for creative types.” The List

“Cryptic specialise in bringing multi-media technology to bear in presenting the work of emerging artists.”
The Metro