Northeast Open Call - Middlesbrough Art Weekender

Deadline: 28/08/2019  |  Published: 08/08/2019  |  City: Middlesbrough  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Liam Slevin

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Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2019 (MAW19) and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art(MIMA) seek submissions from artists based in or from the North East to exhibit work in MAW19. The selected artwork will be presented in a group show or in appropriate interventions across Middlesbrough. The selection process will be carried out by curators from MAW and MIMA.

MAW19 is an ambitious programme that ignites cultural engagement and activity through a ‘town takeover’ of exhibitions, large scale installations and performance of local/ international emerging to established artists with talks, action workshops, info sharing, networking and bursary opportunities.

From 26th-29th September MAW19 explores the theme of Autonomy, understood in a broad sense. What does it mean to speak of autonomy - artistic, political, cultural, financial - at a time when reality has seemingly turned on its head? Your work should reflect on or relate to contemporary ideas, issues or events around this topic.

We expect the submission to be existing work, as we cannot offer a commissioning fee. If you have recent and existing work that fits this broad theme - in any medium - then please submit.

Selected artists will be paid an exhibiting fee of £200.
Submission Outline:
  • This call out is for artists and performers working across all mediums
  • Artists must be based in or from the North East
  • Requirements for install, if extensive are the responsibility of the artist
  • Artists are responsible for insuring their work for the duration of MAW19
  • Artists are responsible for the transportation of their work to the main venue
(The Auxiliary, 31 Station Street, Middlesbrough, Teesside, TS1 1SR) by 19 September 2019 and must collect the work from the same venue by 6th October)
What to submit:
  • 3 still images (including stills of video work or video documentation).
  • For video and sound work, performance, documentation etc please provide online links to the work
  • If submitting work for a specific intervention, additional contextual information can be submitted
  • Artwork should be accompanied by a short description of the work (max 250 words) alongside a brief artist biography, C.V. and contact details (max 2 pages)
Whilst we can only fund a small number of artists with this particular opportunity, we are always keen to hear from artists for potential future partnerships. Please indicate if you are also happy for us to keep your contact details on file for future opportunities from both MIMA and The Auxiliary.
There is no submission fee for this opportunity.
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 28th August (midnight)
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