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OPPORTUNITY

ARTCAST PODCASTS - DEADLINE APPROACHING


Deadline:
Fri Feb 29, 2008 00:00

***deadline for submissions Friday 29th February 2008

ARTCAST: OPEN CALL FOR PODCASTABLE ART - DEADLINE APPROACHING

folly, a leading digital arts organisation working in Cumbria, Lancashire and online, is looking for video and audio work for ArtCast, folly's ongoing series of podcasting programmes.

Through ArtCast folly explores the possibilities of the podcasting medium and provides a platform for public access to new and innovative art. The first series is available now at www.folly.co.uk/artcast and has been described as "outstanding" and "unique" by those who have experienced it.

In April 2008 folly will release the second ArtCast series, in collaboration with the moves08 festival - www.movementonscreen.org.uk. Building on moves07's success in positioning itself as a key platform for the industry and audiences interested in screen-based work exploring 'choreographed movement', moves returns for the fourth year in Manchester, Lancaster, Chester and Liverpool.

For April's ArtCast series, folly is calling for submissions of existing moving image and audio work, from the broad spectrum of contemporary arts practice. Submissions should address themes and subjects broadly relating to the theme of moves08: the interaction of choreographed movement and sound.

Submissions are welcome from all artists working with film, video, moving image or sound, dancers and choreographers, experimental musicians and composers, writers and performance artists etc, basically anyone who has created work which they consider to be suitable for a video or audio podcast.

For more information and submission details visit www.folly.co.uk/artcastcall or contact Jennifer Stoddart, folly Programme Coordinator on jennifer.stoddart@folly.co.uk or +44 (0)1524 388550

Please note that there is no fee available for selected works.


EVENT

FOLLY ANNOUNCES GROUND-BREAKING DIGITAL ARTISTS HANDBOOK


Dates:
Wed Feb 06, 2008 00:00 - Wed Feb 06, 2008

FOLLY ANNOUNCES GROUND-BREAKING "DIGITAL ARTISTS HANDBOOK"

folly has announced the completion of the first edition of an important new project, the Digital Artists Handbook: www.digitalartistshandbook.org

The Digital Artists Handbook is a new, up to date, reliable and accessible source of information that introduces artists to different tools, resources and ways of working related to digital art. The touchstone of this new compendium is free/libre open source software(FLOSS) and technologies.

The Handbook has been edited by Marloes de Valk and Aymeric Mansoux of GOTO10, a collective of international artists and programmers.

Creative Director Kathryn Lambert said "folly are very excited to announce our Digital Artists Handbook, which we hope will be an indispensable resource for artists seeking an introduction to the world of free and open source technologies. folly strongly believe that FLOSS is an empowering, cost-effective and democratic way to introduce digital art technologies to artists".

Building on the collaborative and accumulative nature of the web, the Digital Artists Handbook will always be a work-in-progress, with new articles being commissioned on an ongoing basis, and new fields explored.

The goal of the Handbook is to be a signpost, a source of practical information and content that bridges the gap between new users and the platforms and resources that are available, but not always very accessible. The Handbook will be slowly filled with articles written by invited artists and specialists, talking about their tools and ways of working.

Kathryn Lambert said "We're especially pleased that folly has worked with a range of international artists and specialists who have shared insight into their areas of expertise".

The digital artist handbook is brought to you by folly and has developed out of ongoing consultation with artists working with technology, which has shown a need for removing the barriers for artists to use digital tools. The project is supported by Arts Council England.

You can support the Digital Artists Handbook and folly's work in general by visiting folly's donate page. £185 would pay for the writing of a new article for the Handbook by a world leader in their field, and whatever you can give will be valued. So your support - however big or small - can make a difference.

The artists and practitioners who participated in the first stage of writing the Handbook are: Kristina Andersen, Frank Barknecht, Tom Betts, Florian Cramer, Phil Chandler, Olga Goriunova, Kathryn Lambert, Olivier Laruelle, Thor Magnusson, Nicolas Malevé, Aymeric Mansoux, Iman Moradi, Jon Phillips, Tom Schouten, Marloes de Valk, Peter Westenberg, and Simon Yuill.


OPPORTUNITY

ArtCast: Open Call for Podcastable Art


Deadline:
Fri Feb 29, 2008 00:00

ArtCast: Open Call for Podcastable Art

folly, a leading digital arts organisation working in Cumbria, Lancashire and online, is looking for video and audio work for ArtCast, folly's ongoing series of podcasting programmes.

Through ArtCast folly explores the possibilities of the podcasting medium and provides a platform for public access to new and innovative art.

ArtCast launched in October 2007 alongside folly's VELOCITY festival of digital culture, with a series of audio podcasts selected from an international open call. This series is available to download from www.folly.co.uk/artcast and has been described as “outstanding” and “unique” by those who have experienced it. Since folly first started publishing podcastable content, nearly 15000 people have experienced art in this format via www.folly.co.uk

In April 2008 folly will release the second ArtCast series, in collaboration with the moves08 festival - www.movementonscreen.org.uk

Building on moves07’s success in positioning itself as a key platform for the industry and audiences interested in screen-based work exploring 'choreographed movement’, moves returns for the fourth year in Manchester, Lancaster, Chester and Liverpool.

Taking place 22-26 April 2008, moves08 will showcase a three-day conference focusing on the interaction of choreographed movement and sound in screen-based work, seven international screenings including a North West showcase, a five-day filmmaking lab throughout the North West, a masterclass, live events and installations in Manchester, Lancaster, and Liverpool. A programme of work curated for the BBC Big Screens will also be showing throughout the UK. Through its Discovery strand, moves08 will give a special place to students and emerging artists.

For April's ArtCast series, folly is calling for submissions of existing moving image and audio work, from the broad spectrum of contemporary arts practice. Submissions should address themes and subjects broadly relating to the theme of moves08: the interaction of choreographed movement and sound.

Submissions are welcome from all artists working with film, video, moving image or sound, dancers and choreographers, experimental musicians and composers, writers and performance artists etc, basically anyone who has created work which they consider to be suitable for a video or audio podcast.

folly welcomes submissions from international artists

The deadline for submissions is 29th February 2008

moves08 Festival Director, Pascale Moyse, and Award-winning filmmaker and moves' board member, Rachel Davies, will join folly in the selection of works in early March 2008.

Successful submissions will be published as podcasts from 3rd April 2008

Please note that there is no fee available for selected works.

For more information contact Jennifer Stoddart, folly Programme Coordinator on jennifer.stoddart@folly.co.uk or +44 (0)1524 388550

How to submit:

Submissions should be accompanied by a submission form and equal opportunities monitoring form, available to download online at www.folly.co.uk/artcastcall

File Format: OGG
Video Codec: theora, 320 x 240, 480kbps
Audio Codec: vorbis, Stereo, 128 kbps, 44100KHz
Maximum file size 30MB (For video this means a maximum duration of approximately 5 min 30 sec)
Questions about these file requirements can be directed to jennifer.stoddart@folly.co.uk

Please send your submissions by email to jennifer.stoddart@folly.co.uk
Or on disc by post to Jennifer Stoddart, Programme Coordinator
folly, 6.4.4 Alston House
White Cross
Lancaster UK
LA1 4XQ

folly is committed to Equal Opportunities in our employment, programme and services


JOB

Vacancy: Portable Pixel Playground Project Manager, UK


Deadline:
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:12

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Vacancy: Portable Pixel Playground Project Manager, UK

Job Title: Portable Pixel Playground Project Manager (part time)
Terms: 0.4 fixed term freelance contract for 2 years.
Salary: £22,000 pro rata
Closing date: 11th February 2008
Reports to: folly Creative Director, Kathryn Lambert
Number of Job holders: 1
Apply for application pack to: Brigit Colton, folly, 6.4.4 Alston House, White Cross, Lancaster LA1 4XQ. 01524 388 550 brigit.colton@folly.co.uk www.folly.co.uk

Principal purpose of the job
To develop, initiate and manage all aspects of folly’s unique new project Portable Pixel Playground for 2 years.

Context
folly is a leading digital arts organisation, based in the North West of England. folly's Portable Pixel Playground will be an innovative and physical new play space that is intrinsically digital. The playground will be a modular set of equipment and creative projects for use in public settings such as shopping centres, galleries and schools. The concept is a radical evolutionary development of folly’s existing follyplay events which feature laptops, computer kiosks and interactive projections on walls, floors and ceilings. The Pixel Playground will encourage young people to use everyday technologies in new and creative ways, providing them with interactive, physical and hands-on new experiences of art and technology. folly is developing the playground over the next 2 years by working with artists, staff and technologists supported by the funding from The Big Lottery Fund as part of their “Playful Ideas” Programme.

The post is supported by Big Lottery Fund.

Folly is an equal opportunities employer.


OPPORTUNITY

Public Art Commission - The Storey, Lancaster, UK


Deadline:
Thu Jan 31, 2008 00:00

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Public Art Commission
The Storey, Lancaster, UK

The Storey is a £3m development to bring a grade II listed Victorian building back into use as a hub for the creative industries. It will become a venue for arts activity as well as a home for creative businesses, project partner arts organisations and Lancaster's Tourist Information Centre.

The Storey would like to commission a public artwork that attracts people to an energetic, contemporary and creative centre.

Deadline for expressions of interest is 31 January 2008

To receive a copy of the brief and further information please contact:

Suzanne Dimmock. Public Art and Regenerations Officer, Lancaster City Council
sdimmock@lancaster.gov.uk
Tel: +44(0)1524 582603