[NetBehaviour] Digital Art Commissions- Current: An Experiment in Collecting Digital Art

dave miller dave.miller.uk at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 18:50:35 CET 2010

will apply for this - sounds great - plus - I was born there!


On 7 November 2010 17:20, Ruth Catlow <ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org> wrote:
> The Harris Museum in Preston- is a real gem of a museum and now they are
> working with Folly to produce a collection for Digital Art- great
> stuff: )
> ---------------
> Current: An Experiment in Collecting Digital Art
> An exhibition, acquisition and debate, presented in partnership by the
> Harris Museum & Art Gallery and folly. http://current-experiment.org.uk/
> Artist Call:  Now open for submissions
> Deadline: 17th December
> £1000 exhibition fee to short-listed artists; £10,000 acquisition fee
> for final selection.
> The Project:
> Artists working in digital media are invited to propose work for a
> public display at, and acquisition by the Harris Museum & Art
> Gallery,Preston, as part of 'Current: an Experiment in Collecting
> Digital Art'.
> This project not only celebrates innovative and creative use of new
> media technology, but forms a pioneering practical case study for the
> collection and integration of digital artworks into existing permanent
> collections; furthering the Harris' mission to establish a nationally
> significant collection of new media art.
> An expert advisory panel will select 3 – 5 artists to exhibit at the
> Harris from 25th March– 4th June 2011, from which one artwork will be
> selected by a secondary expert panel for acquisition into the Harris'
> permanent collection.
> A public debate will be held in Spring 2011 to analyse the experiment
> and share findings and best practice on collecting digital art.
> About Us:
> The Harris is a magnificent Neo-classical Grade I listed building which
> opened to the public in 1893 inPreston city centre, and houses the
> largest galleries inLancashire - including stunning contemporary gallery
> spaces. The museum holds strong collections of fine and decorative art
> and local history, including work by Lucien Freud, JMW Turner and video
> artist Robert Cahen.
> folly is a leading digital arts agency, based inLancaster and working
> acrossEngland’sNorth West. folly aims to lead, promote, maintain,
> improve and advance the field of cultural activities that embrace the
> creative interaction between arts and technology, by presenting an
> artistic programme that provides collaboration between artists and the
> wider public.
> Requirements:
> Applicants must:
> •           Demonstrate innovative use of new media technology (e.g.
> digital art, interactive art, net art, electronic art, multi and
> time-based media) in the making, display or distribution of their work.
> •           Be able to articulate how their work might be presented in a
> gallery environment
> •           Submit recent work, i.e. produced up to 2 years previous to
> the submissions deadline.
> •           Currently reside in the UK
> •           Have previous experience in distributing work publicly
> (online, in museums, galleries, etc)
> •           Hold the copyright for the submitted work
> •           If selected, be available for scheduled project dates:
>            Gallery visits from: 17th January
>            Installation dates: between 10th-24th March
>            Exhibition opening and selected acquisition announcement:
> 25th March
> Fees:
> •           Short-listed artists will each receive an exhibition fee of
> £1000
> •           Final artwork will be acquired for an acquisition fee of
> £10,000
> For further information and free registration for submission, visit
> http://current-experiment.org.uk/
> Follow the project on twitter @current2011
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