The Next Thing - Moving Image Award

Deadline: 10/10/2022  |  Published: 05/08/2022  |  Venue: Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre  |  City: Bury  |  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.

Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre's moving image award is now in its sixth year and we would like to invite recent graduates of UK fineart courses and alternative art school students whose practice has a focus towards moving image to enter this opportunity. The aim is to discover the best video/film/moving image artists emerging from UK art school and offer them a high-quality professional development opportunity, by exhibiting their work with us. 

The ten most promising artists discovered through the submission process will be given the chance to showcase their work in our Moving Image Gallery from 29 November 2022 to 21 January 2023. The overall winner will be awarded £250 in order to aid the creation of future works.

To apply

  • Please send 1 work that best represents your practice.
  • Please remember to label file with name and title of piece.
  • Single channel, films must be between 3 -10 mins. Any films under or over this time frame will not be considered.
  • You will be asked to submit an artist’s statement (500 words maximum).  It should include information about your artistic practice and describe the work you have submitted as part of your application. We are also happy to accept all detailed written information as a video or voice recorded format. Do not re-apply each year with the same film
  • Please include the university you attended and the date or your application will not be viewed.

 

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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 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022. Artwork must have a fine art practice orientation.
When is the deadline?
The deadline for applications is Monday 10 October 2022.

We regret that Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre is unable to respond to unsuccessful applications individually. Selection will take place in October/November and only successful applicants will be informed. If you have not had a response from us by 21 November, please assume your application has not been unsuccessful on this occasion.
How many works can I submit?
1 work per person
Please send work that best represents your practice. Please remember to label file with name and title of piece. single channel, films must be between 3 -10 mins any films under or over this time frame will not be considered. You will be asked to submit an artist’s statement (500 words maximum in the Description box). This statement must include the university you attended and the date or your application will not be viewed. It should also include information about your artistic practice and describe the work you have submitted as part of your application. We are also happy to accept all detailed written information as a video or voice recorded format. Do not re-apply each year with the same film
When is the delivery date?
More information about this will be given nearer the time. Successful applicants will be asked to send the curator a link to download the video via WeTransfer, Dropbox etc.
How much does it cost?
This is a free opportunity
Are there payments to artists?
The overall winner will receive £250 in order to aid the creation of future works
Is there a private view / opening?
no
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Tuesday – Friday 10.00-17.00 and Saturday 10.00-16.30
Does the location have disabled access?
yes
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
The gallery website/social media platforms
Do I need to be present?
no

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