Call for Yorkshire* artists working in film/video

Deadline: 04/03/2019

City: Leeds  |  Region: West Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  CuratorSpace

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CuratorSpace is working with Leeds Big Screen to showcase artists with a connection to Yorkshire who work in film and video.

Leeds Big Screen is situated in Millennium Square and broadcasts a range of digital media including video, photos, text, images and animation. By providing a platform to broadcast a wide range content, we aim to celebrate the vibrancy of Leeds, the diversity across the region and acknowledge the people that make it the best place to live and work.

Our aim for Leeds Big Screen is to create an engaging, visually stimulating and interactive public screen for both our residents and visitors to the city by showcasing everything worth celebrating across Leeds and Yorkshire. 

There are currently 15 public screens managed by local authorities across the country, so naturally we want Leeds Big Screen to be unique to the city and the region. Therefore, we are looking to promote artists who have a link to Yorkshire. It may be that you are an artist living or working in Yorkshire or you may have studied or worked here in the past. 

These exhibitions will be shown alongside themed showcases based on different events throughout the year. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis and we will contact you to let you know if and when your submission will be shown. 

The monthly exhibitions will be promoted through the CuratorSpace and Leeds Big Screen websites and social media channels. A “Find out more” graphic can be included on your film to drive new audiences to your own social media channel and websites.

Content guidelines

Please be mindful that Leeds Big Screen is a public space broadcasting platform. It provides information and entertainment for those viewing it but does not provide the viewer with choice. Any content should minimise the potential for causing offence and must not infringe legal rights. 

Content which will not be shown on screen includes: the use of offensive language, content which might lead to dangerous imitation by children, violence, sex and nudity, use of alcohol, smoking, or drugs, attempted suicide and self-harm, or the portrayal of people using offensive or stereotypical assumptions. Please get in touch if you have any questions relating to content.

Technical guidelines

  • HD or SD MPEG2/MP4/MOV
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 anamorphic / PAL
  • Full screen image: 1080p or 720p video
  • Audio settings: PCM 48 kHz, stereo or 244 kbps.

Submitting work

Please complete the CuratorSpace form with details of your work, a film still and a link to the video online. Videos should be max 5 minutes. Please provide the password if required. Your description, image and bio will be used to promote your work across the CuratorSpace and Big Screen platforms.


The opportunity has a rolling deadline. However, new exhibitions will be shown on a monthly basis. 

Deadlines for 2019 are as follows:

  • Monday 28th January for February exhibition
  • Monday 25th February for March exhibition

Works not selected for exhibition may be exhibited in following month.


Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Artists working in film/video with a connection to Yorkshire.
When is the deadline?
The opportunity has a rolling deadline. However, new exhibitions will be shown on a monthly basis.

Deadlines for 2018 are as follows:
23rd Sep for October exhibition
21st Oct for November exhibition
25th Nov for December exhibition

Works not selected for exhibition may be exhibited in following month.
How many works can I submit?
When will the work be shown?
The work will be shown from 1pm and 6pm daily throughout the month.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Exhibited films will be promoted across CuratorSpace and Leeds Big Screen websites and social media platforms
What happens if my work is chosen?
If your work is chosen we will contact you to let you know when it will be exhibited.

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