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Propellor TV

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Website: http://www.propellertv.co.uk/
Location: england

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Propellor TV works to support emerging film and television talent in the UK and amongst other activities, develops opportunities to promote the work of emergent talent in the sector.

Propeller offers a free European platform for filmmakers to showcase their work on SKY, broadcast credits and an opportunity for prospective buyers, sales agents and commissioning editors to contact filmmakers directly via the website.

For more information and submission guidance visit the website: http://www.propellertv.co.uk.

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Clark Bursary – 6th UK Digital Art Award

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Date: 5 September 2006
Website: http://www.dshed.net/studio/residencies/clark.html
Location: england

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The Clark Bursary is a residency commission based at Watershed Media Centre in Bristol and supported by Situations at the University of the West of England. The Bursary provides an opportunity for creative development in digital media through a residency programme. This year’s award totals £17,500.

Applications are invited from `exceptional UK artists working primarily in digital media` to submit proposals for the residency. The panel are looking for excellent and engaging ideas that demonstrate good use of the support, facilities and location and which have relevance to Bristol and the South West of England.

For more details and how to apply please see the website: http://www.dshed.net/studio/residencies/clark.html

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Dwdws – welsh search engine

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Website: http://www.dwdws.com/
Location: wales

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Dwdws is a new bilingual business search engine, created by a group of web developers in Pwllheli, North Wales. The facility offers Wales-specific business search results and is encouraging Wales-based businesses to register their details for a free listing on the site. Searches can be carried out in either English or Welsh.

Registered businesses are directed to the free translation services from Link Line to Welsh (http://www.bwrdd-yr-iaith.org.uk/) in order to provide listings in both languages.

For more information visit the website (http://www.dwdws.com/) or read interviews with the developers on Ping Wales (http://www.pingwales.co.uk/2006/07/14/Dwdws.html).

Area: all wales

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Game/Play at HTTP

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Date: 22 July ´ 3 September 2006
Website: http://www.game-play.org.uk
Location: england

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Game/Play is a national touring exhibition that explores goal-orientated gaming and playful interaction through media arts practice. A collaboration between Q-Arts, Derby and HTTP, London the exhibition has provided a framework to develop a context for creative exchange between visitors to the exhibition focusing on the rhetorical constructs game and play. Projects fall under three main categories: installations, independent video games and online (networked) artworks.

[giantJoystick] by American `girl gamer` Mary Flanagan has been specially commissioned by HTTP for this exhibition. Alongside this installation, HTTP presents independently produced video games selected by curator Corrado Morgana for their divergence from commercial game-types and online participatory artworks Tale of Tale’s Endless Forest and Furtherfield.org`s VisitorsStudio.

Artists include: Michael Mateas and Andrew Stern, Jetro Lauha, Julian Oliver, Kenta Cho, Mary Flanagan, Low Brow Trash, Paul Granjon, Simon Poulter, Giles Askham, Jakub Dvorsky, Long Journey Home, PRU, Q Club, Furtherfield and Tale of Tales.

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Radar Festival Music Video Commissions

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Website: http://www.radarfestival.com
Location: england

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The Radar Festival, a new music video festival has announced a call for submissions from new and emerging video and film makers. Applicants are invited to choose a track from artist such as Franz Ferdinand, Nightmares on Wax, The Kills or Groove Armada then to create and submit a music video for the chosen track.

Selected videos will be screened at the festival screens at Apple`s Regent Street Store theatre in September 2006 and on the partner label`s websites (Domino Records, Warp Records and Tummy Touch Records). The winners will be awarded prizes including commissioning, cash and music, whilst the overall winner will be represented by the Colonel Blimp production company.

Entries are invited from film-makers, video-makers, animators, graphic designers, students or `bedroom creatives` of any age.

Submission deadline: 31st August 2006.

For more information, submission guidance and rules of entry see the website: http://www.radarfestival.com .

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Commission opportunities with `Germination`

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Date: October 2006 – May 2007
Venue:www.germination.co.uk
Website: www.germination.co.uk
Location: wales

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`Nightflight` is a forthcoming performance project from production company `Germination`, who are seeking proposals from a handful of sound and visual artists working in Wales, particularly North Wales.

The project brief and commission details can be obtained either directly from Germination`s website or via Ida Norheim-Hagtun at: ida@germination.co.uk

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SoundAsArt Conference: call for papers

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Date: 1 July 2006
Website: http://www.urbannovember.org/conference/index.php?cf=2
Location: scotland

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The SoundAsArt conference will be held in Aberdeen in November 2006. Curated by urbanNovember (http://www.urbannovember.org/), the conference welcomes papers on sound art that address questions of origin, exploration of boundaries between related practices, investigations of current practices, and speculation on the future development of sound art.

Papers by individuals wishing to present their own work in relation to these issues are also welcome.

See the SoundAsArt conference website for details.

Deadline: 1 July 2006

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MESH – digital narratative animation commissions

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Date: 22 Sep 2006
Website: http://www.channel4.com/culture/microsites/M/mesh/
Location: england

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MESH, now in its 6th year is a programme run by Channel 4 which commissions narrative digital animations. 4 animation commissions are available, to be broadcast on Channel 4 as well as 2 interactive commissions for the web site.

The scheme is open to professional animators as well as emergent talent and collaboration with illustrators, graphic designers, composers and sound designers is encouraged.

Each director will receive a development fee of £2000 plus £5000 for production. MESH can also provide animators with additional software or hardware that may be required to complete the development work. Production budgets are negotiable but average at £20,000.

Deadline: 22 Sep 2006

Further details and application forms are available on the website:
http://www.channel4.com/culture/microsites/M/mesh

Area: not in wales

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BRITDOCART – Artist Documentary Film Commissions

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Date: 30 Nov 2006
Website: https://www.britdoc.org/foundation/
Location: international

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BRITDOCART is a new fund by the Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation and supported by the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Arts Council England. The fund is aimed at established artists interested in making documentaries.

The fund is open to artists from any field, be it visual, video, performance, or installation art. Submissions are invited for proposals for documentary films shot on any format, between 3 and 30 minutes in length. The fund aims to encourage artists to experiment and engage with documentary film and the documentary form, bringing their unique approach to the genre.

Budgets of up to £30,000 are available for each commission.

Commissioned films will be premiered at the ICA in London and considered for broadcast by Channel 4.

Deadline: 30 Nov 2006

For more details and how to apply visit the website:
https://www.britdoc.org/foundation/

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European Open Source Convention

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Date: 18-21 Sep 2006
Website: http://conferences.oreillynet.com/euos2006/
Location: international

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EuroOSCON – O`Reilly European Open Source Convention is an annual event which combines practical sessions from innovators in the field with debates and presentations about best practice, strategic issues and coming changes. The conference attracts business people, coders, decision makers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, artists, and policy makers using, creating, and managing free (libre) and open projects.

Sessions will be conducted in English and will include the following themes:

* Media: video, audio, BitTorrent
* Mobile: wifi, handsets, Bluetooth, sensor web, USB keychains, embedded systems
* Management: deployment, measurement, identity, analytics, security
* Browser/Web: Ajax, web back end, Flash, components
* Services: APIs, web services, REST, SLAs
* Open Culture: data under Creative Commons, rights, remix, mashups
* Open Business: startups, funding, business models
* Open Source: governance, licenses, patents, social
* Open Society: government, law, surveillance, education
* Cybernetics: AI, dynamic systems, biomimicry, CHI

Various discounts are available on the conference fee (€825.00) including academic, student, not-for-profit and user groups.

For more details and early bird booking form visit the website: http://conferences.oreillynet.com/euos2006/

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