Pushing the boundaries and encouraging experimentation, this international award sits at the intersections of art, technology and culture.
Deadline: 11 April 2014
Application fee: none
Your proposed idea should be designed to be publicly installed in Bristol, UK in the first instance, whilst considering cross-cultural contexts and with the potential to be toured to other international cities. It will use technology in an integrated and interesting way. It will inject a sense of intrigue and meaning into public space.
The successful artist(s) will be awarded:
£30,000 award to include the artist’s fee, development and delivery of the commissioned work. In addition there will be a modest budget available for accommodation, travel and expenses subject to agreement of the project details with the selected award winner
Desk space and access to facilities in the Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed in Bristol
Practical support in producing the work including securing locations and technical infrastructure
National PR campaign
Connection to a vibrant community of artists and creative technologists and the opportunity for discussion/collaboration with both peers and public during and following the production process
A high profile public showcase event to launch the completed work
Development of touring and future opportunities with Watershed’s production team
What do we expect from you?
The creation of something highly original, expertly realised and inspiring that we would expect to be installed in Bristol during September and October 2014
A generous and open attitude. A willingness to participate in events and discussions with public, peers and partners
Contribution to press and media campaigns
Some time spent in residence at Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol
Who should apply?
We are looking for artists, designers, architects, technologists and creative practitioners who can demonstrate a history of delivering high quality, innovative practice.
Applicants can work in any field, but creative uses of technology must be integral to the proposal. We will consider completely new work, projects that have already been conceptualised but not yet brought to fruition and the development of existing areas of work but we will not support work that has already been fully realised.
The work may be sited outdoor or indoor but it must be in a place with public access, be accessible for at least two months in Bristol, UK and be suitable for subsequent touring across the UK and beyond.
The successful commission may come from anywhere in the world but it will be essential to spend some time in Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio during the making process. Due to the collaborative nature of the award it is essential that the successful candidate can speak English with confidence.
Further Information and Application