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Call for Proposals – New commission with Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Penumbra at the Granary 2011

Penumbra, Gareth Hudson & Jack Burton, 2011

We are delighted to announce a new commission opportunity in partnership with Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, to be presented as part of the Festival programme, 19th – 23rd September 2012.

We have invited proposals from artists who are working across moving image and photography, or who have moved from one practice to the other, while the new commission will explore the overlapping terrains of moving and still images.

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival returns for its eighth annual celebration of the art of film – once again illuminating the whole town through screenings, installations and projections, in locations across Berwick-upon-Tweed and along the Town Walls, and capturing the imaginations of thousands from the North East & Scottish Borders and across the UK.

The selected proposal will be awarded £2,500 to cover artist fees and all production costs. In addition, the AV equipment needed to exhibit the work will be provided, as will technical help with install, and accommodation for the artist during the Festival.

The commission is supported equally by Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, with thanks to Arts Council England, and by the North East Photography Network through support from the University of Sunderland.

SUBMISSION NOW CLOSED.

The Festival is also still accepting moving image submissions until 29th June, with an ‘Early Bird’ deadline of 2nd April, http://www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com/submit-your-film

Research Residency Opportunity

Image from Belfast Exposed Archive

Image from Belfast Exposed Archive

The North East Photography Network (NEPN), in partnership with Belfast Exposed Gallery, is offering a research residency opportunity for a photographic artist from the North East of England.  Interesting parallels between the industrial, economic and social histories of Newcastle and Belfast can be drawn and both cities and regions have a rich photographic history and a strong tradition of photographers developing relationships with the city and its inhabitants.

Proposals are sought from photographers who are interested to explore their own interpretation of ‘socially-engaged practice’ in the context of Belfast and the long history of photographers who have worked in the city and with its communities.

Founded in 1983 as a community photography initiative, Belfast Exposed Photography now functions as a gallery for contemporary photography with emphasis on commissioning and publication of new work. It holds a community photography archive and runs an extensive educational outreach network.
The production of socially and politically engaged work and dialogue is the driving force behind all aspects of the Belfast Exposed project.    The North East Photography Network was set up in 2009 to develop and promote photography in the North East of England. The region has a reputation for producing high-quality photographers and has supported a diverse range of practices.  NEPN’s aim is to build on this history, providing a context for the future development of the region’s photographic culture. NEPN engage with a broad range of contemporary photography, including documentary and photojournalism alongside lens-based visual arts practice. NEPN current research interest is the relationship between the photographer and the public, exploring notions of socially engaged practice and the intersections where photography and the public interact.
Photographers should consider what they could bring from their own practice to contribute to this dialogue.

 

A space to work from will be provided by Belfast Exposed. The selected artist will have access to chemical and digital darkroom facilities at the University of Sunderland. The selected artist will be asked to make an introductory talk/ presentation to be delivered at the gallery’s ‘Exchange Space’.  The photographer will also be expected to present a work in progress in Belfast and in North East England.

 

Applicants should maximize the benefit of the opportunity presented and view it as an experimental platform from which to develop a new line of enquiry or body of work.   Photographers should think about how to make the best us of the knowledge, history and resources available.

Applicants should be able to undertake the opportunity between April- September 2012 and initial research visits will need to be undertaken by June. A £3000 award is available to incorporate artist fees, materials and all expenses.  We are not able to accept applications from those undertaking studies at undergraduate level.

A proposal of a maximum of two pages is required which should briefly outline your intended area of enquiry and how this opportunity would benefit your practice.  You should also include a CV and up to 5 images representative of you work, which should be sent as jpegs and must be a max of 72dpi.

It is anticipated that a project would develop over a period of a few months to allow for natural development and reflection and we would not expect applicants to spend long block periods of time in Belfast.  Initial research visits will need to be undertaken in May/June to maximise the resources and support available.

Deadline for submissions:  9 March 2012, 5pm.

 

Applications should be emailed to: amanda.ritson@sunderland.ac.uk

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This opportunity is supported by the National Lottery through Grants for the arts, University of Sunderland and Belfast Exposed Gallery.

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Photographic responses to The Lit & Phil: reading group session – 29 November

Dawn Lehrer, The Silence Room

Dawn Felicia Knox, The Silence Room

An NEPN reading group session will take place on Tuesday 29 November 2011 at 17.30 in the Loftus Room of the Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne.   We will hear from artists Dawn Felicia Knox and Laura Guy about their NEPN commissions in progress with the Library and Society, and from Donna-Lisa Healey who is currently creating a series of photographic portraits of society members.   We will be joined by Chair of The LIt & Phil board Paul Gailiunas.

All are welcome to join us though places are limited. If you are hoping to attend please email: carol.mckay@sunderland.ac.uk to let us know.

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Commission Opportunity in partnership with The Lit & Phil

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NEPN is offering a series of seed/development commissioning opportunities for photographic artists to develop their professional practice, supported by NEPN and its regional partners.

NEPN is looking to develop its partnership with The Lit & Phil by offering a commission opportunity for photographic artists who are based in the North East region.

The Literary & Philosophical Society (Lit & Phil) is the largest independent library outside London, housing over 150,000 books. A wide selection of current fiction and non-fiction can be found alongside historical collections covering every field of interest.

We are calling for proposals from photographers who are particularly interested to develop their practice in relation to historical and social contexts.  The Lit & Phil has a rich history as an institution, the Society was founded in 1793 as a ‘conversation club’ and the building was opened in 1825. The Society and building has been closely associated with key pioneers of science, literature and the arts throughout its history and today provides unique resources for readers from the general public and the research community.   www.litandphil.org.uk

 

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Fees of £1800 are available for the selected practitioner, plus a materials budget of up to £400.

 

Application Process

Applicants should submit a CV and a short proposal (up to a max of 750 words) of how you would approach this commission, detailing your research interests and how these relate to The Lit & Phil, and how the commission would benefit your practice.   Up to 5 images of recent work should be sent as jpegs and should be a max of 72dpi.

We are not able to accept applications from those undertaking studies at undergraduate level.  Applicants should be based in the North East region.

The commission should be undertaken between May-September 2011.

Applications should be sent by email to: amanda@northeastphoto.net with a copy to: ritson.amanda@googlemail.com

The deadline for receipt of applications is 6 May 2011.

The outcome of applications will be communicated by week beginning 16 May 2011.  NEPN, The Lit & Phil and regional curatorial and creative partners will undertake selection.  For more information, email: amanda@northeastphoto.net

Commission Opportunity

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NEPN is offering a series of seed/development commissioning opportunities for early/mid-career photographic artists to develop their professional practice, supported by NEPN and its regional partners.

The first of these to be announced is with the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers.

NEIMME has one of the largest mining libraries worldwide and its archives include a large photographic collection, geological and geographic maps and surveys and engineering reports.

We are calling for proposals from artists who are particularly interested to develop their practice in relation to historical and social contexts.   We are particularly interested in the use of the archive, illuminating or re-animating the history of mining in the region and in new technological approaches to this, bringing old materials and mediums into a creative dialogue with digital media.

 

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Fees of £1800 are available for the selected practitioner, plus a materials budget of £400.

 

Application Process

Applicants should submit a CV and a short proposal (of 1000 words) of how you would approach this commission, together with digital images of their recent work.    Digital images should be  jpegs and should be 72dpi to a maximum of 12×10 inches (30x25cm).  Applications should be sent to Amanda Ritson, NEPN, University of Sunderland, Ashburne House, Ryhope Road, Sunderland SR2 7EF or emailed to amanda@northeastphoto.net.

We are not able to accept applications from those who are in full-time education.  Applicants should be based in the North East or have a strong connection to the region.  The commission should be undertaken between March-June 2011.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 1 March 2011.

Successful applicants will be announced by 8 March 2011.  Selection will be undertaken by NEPN, NEIMME and regional curatorial and creative partners.

Please ensure that you have included a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage if you require your work to be returned. NEPN can accept no responsibility for loss or damage of any material submitted as part of this process.

If you have any questions about eligibility please contact Amanda Ritson amanda@northeastphoto.net