Visual Artists, Filmmakers and Poets for KCAW20 Online Exhibition - Little Voices

Deadline: 17/09/2020  |  Published: 24/08/2020  |  Venue: Online at  |  City: Online with support from Kensington + Chelsea, London  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Amy Jackson

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We are looking for visual, sound, film and word artists for an online exhibition and exciting resource called Little Voices. A programme of live events will be organised by artist Amy Jackson for Kensington + Chelsea Art Week 2020 where underrepresented artists and members of society will explore the topic 'transforming society to solve the climate crisis and the greatest inequalities of our time. This application is to be one of the artists featured in the virtual exhibition supported by KCAW London. Exhibiting artists will also have the opportunity to host a workshop which engages members of the community with your art practice though this is not compulsory.

Online Exhibition - Little Voices at Kensington + Chelsea Art Week 2020

What is Little Voices? 

Little Voices is an art piece and online exhibition by Amy Jackson taking place at Kensington + Chelsea Art Week 2020. 1st - 11th October 2020. It will incorporate established and emerging artists and be available online from 1st October until the end of the year. 

What is Kensington + Chelsea Art Week?

KCAW20 elebrates the rich heritage of the borough by opening doors to local creative spaces along with leading organisations in the area to facilitate further public engagement in the local culture.​ 

The Brief - “Transforming Society to Solve the Climate Crisis”

Using visual, film, sound or word art we would like you to share work for our online gallery which addresses the topic “Transforming Society to Solve the Climate Crisis and the Greatest Inequalities of Our Time”.

The Details

Alongside the live event curated by Amy Jackson entitled Little Voices a virtual exhibition and online resource will be created, exhibiting from 1st October until the end of 2020 comprising work that addresses the brief: 'Transforming Society to Solve the Climate Crisis and the Greatest Inequalities of Our Time'.

The piece shines a light on critical collective action to help us fight major and interlinked societal issues of our time, specifically climate change and inequality. It is aimed at all members of society, particularly those suffering from marginalisation or inequalities and will support underrepresented artists working on topics such as sustainabilty, society, equality, climate change and other environmental or socioeconomic issues.

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
We welcome applications from visual artists, poets, sound artists and film art which would work well in online format.

Due to the nature of Little Voices, we specifically want to hear from artists who identify as BAME, LGBTQ+, working class, feminist or artists who deal with inequality or climate change topics.
When is the deadline?
The deadline is 11pm BST on 17th September 2020 for submissions. Accepted artists will then have until 25th September to provide the final work and required details.
How many works can I submit?
Only one submission per form, if you would like to submit two distinct pieces of work, please create two separate submissions. If you have a triptych or something similar, please upload three separate pictures and one image of how you usually display the work.
When is the delivery date?
Accepted artists will be informed on the 20th of September and will have until 25th September to provide high resolution images or any further details required of the piece.
Are there payments to artists?
There are currently no payments to artists submitting work for the virtual gallery, however we have another paid opportunity for those who wish to perform. If the Arts Council Grant we have applied for is agreed, we will also pay a fee to participating visual artists.
Is there a private view / opening?
Depending upon a safety assessment due to coronavirus, there may or may not be a private view in the first week of October, if it takes place, it is likely to be on the 10th or 11th of October.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
The event runs from 1st - 11th October and the virtual exhibition will be online until the end of 2020.
What exposure will the online exhibition receive?
KCAW has a long track record of successful shows and promotion. The show will automatically go out to their 10,000 newsletter subscribers as well as being featured on their social media platforms, printed materials and map of culture.
There are two Little Voices opportunities - What is the difference between this open call and the re
Little Voices is an event where performance artists will respond to the brief, transforming society to solve the climate crisis and the greatest inequalities of our time, they will interpret this brief live on the weekend of the 10th/11th October in the borough of Kensington + Chelsea. To complement the project, an online exhibition will also take place, both documenting the live work and exhibiting other visual and sound art which responds to the brief. This application is for the online exhibition only and a separate submission form is available for those wishing to perform live.

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