WORK: Call for artists

WORK is an ambitious two-year practice development programme supporting animation and moving image artists to develop, produce and exhibit films in collaborative contexts. WORK will result in a touring exhibition of single screen artists’ animations and films.

Working with partners across the Midlands – Fermynwoods, Thrapston; Junction Arts, Chesterfield; Vivid Projects, Birmingham; and QUAD, Derby – the programme will explore ideas and the realities of what ‘work’ means for the way we live today, engaging directly with the experiences of contemporary working lives.

We will work with four artists, each responding to a specific theme/context: rural ecommerce distribution centres, the impact of these workplaces on rural landscapes and lives; the post-mining legacy of deindustrialisation, the different experiences of work/lack of work/unemployment across generations; contemporary workplace activism, workers’ rights, legislation and campaigning; workers in healthcare or wellbeing contexts.

These are starting points for discussion and exploration.

For this R&D stage, each artist will receive a fee of £1,000 and expenses to cover travel costs.

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Contact Name

Gary Thomas

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Start Date

2nd February 2018

Closing Date

28th February 2018