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

Simon Biggs s.biggs at eca.ac.uk
Sun Nov 7 21:37:49 CET 2010

I've shown in the Harris a couple of times. Nice Victorian museum, great
staircase. The façade is also nice (I did an interactive projection on it

There will be a hundred or more applications for this one. It will be very

Good luck to all.



Simon Biggs
s.biggs at eca.ac.uk  simon at littlepig.org.uk
Skype: simonbiggsuk

Research Professor  edinburgh college of art
Creative Interdisciplinary Research in CoLlaborative Environments
Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice
Centre for Film, Performance and Media Arts

> From: dave miller <dave.miller.uk at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
> <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
> Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2010 17:50:35 +0000
> To: <ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org>, NetBehaviour for networked distributed
> creativity <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
> Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] Digital Art Commissions- Current: An Experiment in
> Collecting Digital Art
> will apply for this - sounds great - plus - I was born there!
> dave
> 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
>> acrossEngland¹sNorth 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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