The Next Thing - Moving Image Award

Deadline: 21/10/2020  |  Published: 12/06/2020  |  Venue: Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre  |  City: Bury, Greater Manchester  |  Region: Greater Manchester  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Anna Columbine

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The Next Thing Moving Image Award is now open for submissions. Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre is inviting recent graduates of UK fine art courses and alternative art school students whose practice has a focus towards moving image to enter this exciting opportunity.

The ten most promising artists discovered through the submission process  will be given the chance to showcase their work in the Moving Image Gallery from 17 November 2020 to 23 January 2021. The overall winner will be awarded £250 in order to aid the creation of future works.

About

Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre’s moving image award is now in its fourth year and we would like to invite recent graduates of UK fine art courses and alternative art school students whose practise has a focus toward moving image to enter this exhibition opportunity. The aim is to discover the best video/film/moving image artists emerging from UK art schools, and offer them a high quality professional development opportunity.

Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre is committed to investing in the next generation of Moving Image artists. Since its inception, in 2013, our Moving Image Gallery has showcased works from emerging and established artists such as Juntae T.J. Hwang, Rachel Maclean, Mark Leckey, Sejla Kameric, David Blandy & Larry Achiampong, Aslan Gaisumov.

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for this opportunity if you graduated or are graduating at BA, MA or PhD or have attended an alternative art school in the years, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. Artwork must have a fine art practice orientation.

Submitting an application

Please send work that best represents your practice as weblinks to your Vimeo or YouTube sites.  Please remember to label image and file names.

You will be asked to submit an artist’s statement (500 words maximum). This statement should include information about your artistic practice and describe the work you have submitted as part of your application. We are accepting 1 work from each person, single channel, lasting no more than 20 minutes.

Complete with your contact details and outlining the title, media, date, and format of each of the artworks you are submitting (including any specific technical or display requirements of the work). Successful applicants will then be asked to send the curator a link to download the video via WeTransfer, Dropbox etc.

Deadline

The deadline for applications is 17:00, Monday 19 October 2020.

We regret that Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre is unable to respond to unsuccessful applications individually. Selection will take place in October and only successful applicants will be informed. If you have not had a response from us by 1 November please assume your application has not been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
You are eligible to apply for this opportunity if you graduated or are graduating at BA, MA or PhD or have attended an alternative art school in the years, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. Artwork must have a fine art practice orientation.
When is the deadline?
The deadline is 5pm Monday 19 October.
How many works can I submit?
We are accepting 1 work from each person, single channel, the work should last no more than 20 minutes.
When is the delivery date?
Successful applicants will be asked to send the curator a link to download the video via WeTransfer Dropbox etc. This date is likely to be early November and this will be confirmed with successful artists nearer the time.
How much does it cost?
There is no cost to enter or to exhibit.
Are there payments to artists?
Ten artists will be selected to exhibit, and one overall winner will be awarded £250 to aid the creation of future works.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
The art museum opening hours are:
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:30.
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes, we are fully accessible.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
The 10 selected artists will be featured and named in the exhibition interpretation and on our website. We will feature and promote the selected artists on social media. We will document the exhibition and showreel, sending out documentation and images to all involved.
Do I need to be present?
No, we are expecting submission from across the country and the nature of the submission means artists do not have to be present. We would welcome visits from any successful artists.
Where will my venue be listed?
We are listed on Creative Tourist, Art Rabbit and Art Monthly listings.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
Artwork/films must have a fine art practice orientation.

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