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PROJECTIONS Open Call: Spring 2018, Tyneside Cinema


PROJECTIONS Open Call: Spring 2018

Our bi-annual open call asks for both proposals from curators - the opportunity to curate and realise a new film programme - and proposals from artists to create and present new performance work for the cinema space.


There are two opportunities: one for curatorial proposals, and the other for new performance work. We are keen not to maintain a strict division between the two areas of opportunity, though, and to reflect the porosity of artists’ practice - so curatorial proposals which include performative or extra-cinema elements, and performance proposals which include the screening of existing work are both welcome too.


We’re looking for proposals to create new performance work which responds to the space, or site of the cinema, in a broad sense. Proposals can harness the apparatus of screen and/or sound system, intervene in the conventional operation of the space, or not contain any screen-based element at all: we’re most interested in how artists respond to the particular space of the cinema, and this might also be manifested in the architectonics of the auditorium, or even the wider building and its operations.


We invite applications from curators who would be interested in curating and presenting an original programme as part of the Projections series. We are seeking proposals which investigate particular contemporary currents or concerns which might be articulated by artists’ moving image practice. Given the context of the series, the ability to respond meaningfully to the site of the cinema – the specific experience of viewing artists’ moving image in the cinema space – is important.

FEE: Artist / Curator fee of £500, plus film hire and event costs.

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DEADLINE: 15 MAY 2018 

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