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THE BIGGER PICTURE ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR MAJOR PUBLIC REALM


Deadline:
Tue Feb 27, 2007 06:12

National UK commissioning and production partners: Cornerhouse (Manchester),
ENTER_ (Cambridge), Lumen (Leeds) & Site Gallery (Sheffield), with support
from BBC, funded by Arts Council England

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS Friday 30 March 2007

The Bigger Commissions 2007, to be launched at Urban Screens Conference
Manchester 07

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The Bigger Picture exhibits artists' film & video and interactive /
participatory screen based projects on Big Screen Manchester, UK. Utilising
this unique screening space, The Bigger Picture is able to present a host of
artists' works to large and diverse audiences reaching beyond the
traditional gallery context.

Cornerhouse, working in partnership with BBC and Manchester City Council,
delivers The Bigger Picture's curated programmes, whilst additionally
commissioning and touring large outdoor screen-based programmes.

The Bigger Picture is inviting proposals for the production of exceptional
new public realm works to be launched on Big Screen Manchester at the time
of the Urban Screens Conference Manchester 07 (11&12 October), and to tour
to partner city Big Screens and public sites throughout 2007/8.

Four new works will be commissioned, each with an attached fee of 5000
(7400 EUR / 9700 USD) based on an agreed budget, of up to 10,000 for
production (14,900 EUR / 19,500 USD).

This is a significant opportunity for film, video, new media and
cross-disciplinary artists to explore unique new ways of creating and
exhibiting work for a public context.

Each National Commissioning partner will lead on the production of one new
work. Partners are particularly encouraging proposals of the following
nature:

- Interactive and participatory new work
- Interdisciplinary new work (combined arts, performing arts, audiovisual)
- Evolving or expanded work
- New media and streaming technology
- Film & Video

Artists previously commissioned by The Bigger Picture include Christine
Molloy and Joe Lawlor (desperate optimists), Kartoon Kings (Simon Grennan
and Christopher Sperandio), plus Paul Melia, Hilary Jack, The Light
Surgeons, Adele Prince and Louise K Wilson.

To download the guidelines & submission form, and BBC technical
specifications, visit: http://www.lumen.org.uk/projects/index.html

Deadline for proposals 30 March 2007.

Partner sites:
http://www.cornerhouse.org
http://www.enternet.org.uk
http://www.lumen.org.uk
http://www.sitegallery.org

Links:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bigscreens/
http://www.manchesterurbanscreens.org.uk

Big Screen Manchester, is part of a UK Big Screen network, operated by the
BBC.If you want to unsubscribe or update your details at any time, go to
this web address:
http://www.lumen.org.uk/mailinglist/mydetails.asp?email=peter.boardman@york.
gov.uk and update your details.


EVENT

ANNOUNCEMENT: Enter_ Unknown Territories


Dates:
Wed Apr 25, 2007 00:00 - Wed Jan 31, 2007

ENTER_UNKNOWN TERRITORIES
25-29 April 2007
Cambridge (UK)

www.enternet.org.uk

Enter_Unknown Territories is an international New Technology Arts Festival
and Conference happening in Cambridge for the first time from 25-29 April
2007.

PUBLIC ART EVENTS
From 25 to 29 April, Enter_ invites you to explore new ways of experiencing
and making new technology performance and sonic arts. LED art installations,
CCTV footage films and an interactive maze are just some of the works set to
invade Cambridge’s public spaces as Enter_ unfolds, claiming new
territories.

WORKSHOPS
Visit our temporary dome site on Parker’s Piece to meet artists and find out
more about new technology arts practice and process. Take part in a DIY
workshop or hang out at the Mediashed or just drop in for a coffee to see
what it’s all about.

LIVE PERFORMANCE
Performances, featuring cutting edge sonic arts, dance and theatre, make up
an electric programme of live events, during the festival nights at the
Junction.

CONFERENCE
As art and new technology practice challenge the borders between creative
disciplines, contemporary culture and commerce, the relationships shift
between producer and consumer. As these boundaries are contested, dissolved
and reformed, new kinds of spaces are emerging for creativity, discussion
and experience. The conference provides an opportunity to explore these new
spaces and maps the potential for collaboration and exchange. The conference
will explore three topics (Participation and Consumption, Control Technology
and Technology & Sustainability) as catalysts for discussion and examine
existing international exemplary practices to highlight potential new spaces
for future collaboration.
The conference will take place at Downing College and The Junction from
25-27 April.

PRESALE & INFORMATION
Presale will start from 15 Feb 2007.
Check the website for special advance discounts, programme updates and
further information: www.enternet.org.uk

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Enter_ is a collaboration between essexdance, The Junction, Wysing Arts
Centre and is funded by Arts Council England, East and the East of England
Development Agency.