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New Media Submissions, Novas Arts

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Website: www.novasscarman.org
Location: england

Outline:

Submissions are being invited by Novas Arts for innovative New Media exhibitions, collaborative projects, talks, presentations, workshops and residencies which fit with the Novas Scarman aims & objectives (see website). The possible venues include:

* Bankside:Modern gallery available at Contemporary Urban Centre, Southwark Bridge Road.
*Camden: Gallery/café space, artist studios, sound workshop, sculpture studio.
*Soho: Dean Street, Soho with gallery, fifty seat cinema, event spaces, training/conference rooms, roof garden.
*Liverpool: 190,000 sqft former cotton mill, including theatre, cinema, performance space, 12,000 sqft gallery, training rooms, offices, and events spaces.

For more information contact keith.watson@novas.org

www.novasscarman.org

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Disclosures

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Date: 27 Mar – 18 May 2008
Website: http://www.gasworks.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Disclosures is a multi-faceted project that looks at the manifestations of Open Source methodologies in fields of cultural production outside of the Internet. Openness ´ or its technological underpinning, Open Source ´ here refers to situations in which the viewer, reader, listener or Internet user becomes emancipated through egalitarian participation, collaborative authorship and/or the breaking down of hierarchical and social boundaries.

A range of practitioners, from tactical media practitioners, to cultural theorists, music producers and artists, will help identify and discuss references and strategies that have been common to two interrelated areas of practice: critical media practice and socially-collaborative work in the expanded visual art field. The various facets of the project will attempt to find a common language and to set up the basis for improved understanding and greater collaboration between the two fields.

Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH
44 (0)20 7587 5202
info@gasworks.org.uk
http://www.gasworks.org.uk

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IT Wales Business Breakfasts

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Website: www.itwales.com/events
Location: wales

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ITWales are holding a series of business breakfasts in South Wales during April. The events are intended to outline the support available to assist SMEs to realise their full potential in terms of IT. Each event will focus on the opportunities and benefits the ITWales placement and project schemes can offer and will include case studies of businesses that have benefited from the programme.

Events are taking place at the following dates and venues:

Thursday 3rd April, Sketty Hall, Swansea from 7.45am.

Tuesday 8th April, Aberavon Beach Hotel, Port Talbot.

Thursday 10th April, Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli.

For more information or to book, visit the website: www.itwales.com/events

No Deadline

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PROJECT MANAGER (Down at the Bamboo Club)

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Date: 21 Apr 2008
Website: www.picture-this.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Picture This produces visual arts projects harnessing its unique understanding of moving image technology and contemporary culture. Picture This’ new space has recently opened in Bristol.

We are seeking a part-time Project Manager to develop and deliver the Down at the Bamboo Club project. The purpose of the post is to lead a team of artists, project partners and participants in the successful fulfilment of the heritage, learning and cultural objectives, consolidating the programme into effective outcomes.

The successful candidates will have relevant experience and qualifications and be passionate about working with artists, communities and historic locations.

2 DAYS P/W £20,000 pro rata, May 2008 to May 2009

To apply down-load an application form from www.picture-this.org.uk, e-mail office@picture-this.org.uk or telephone 0117 9257010. Application deadline: 5 pm Monday 21 April 2008.

Area: not in wales

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Merthyr Media Project: Creating Futures

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Date: 27 Mar 2008, 7pm
Website: http://www.merthyrmedia.org.uk/
Location: wales

Outline:

The Merthyr Media Project is a two-year ESF funded initiative starting on the 1st of April 2006. The Aim of the project is to encourage people from the Merthyr area to consider possible employment in the film, media and multi-media industries.

The Merthyr Media project is holding a celebration of professional and personal achievement in film, video and media, at the Hoover Social Club on 27th March. The event will feature work made during the project and will recognise successful community partnerships within the County Borough of Merthyr Tydfil.

To book or for more information contact Birgit Tohver on 01685 729942 or email celltemp@glam.ac.uk

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SoundLAB VI: Call for entries – Deadline Extended

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Date: 31 Dec 2008
Website: http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?page_id=2
Location: international

Outline:

SoundLAB – sonic art project environments has announced a call for its next edition, SoundLAB VI – soundPOOL. The theme of the project is `sound compositions – a challenge for imagination`.

For its 6th edition, planned to be launched in March 2009, SoundLAB would like to demonstrate the power of sound as a tool for artistic creations, and is therefore looking for soundart works, or more precise, sound compositions which represent a real challenge for human imagination.

Full details and an application form are available on the website: http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?page_id=2. SoundLAB Editions I – V – can be visited on http://soundlab.newmediafest.org

Deadline extended to: 31 Dec 2008

Area: not in wales

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FILMOBILE

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Date: 4 – 5 April 2008
Website: www.filmobile.net
Location: england

Outline:

FILMOBILE is a network project bringing together the mobile phone industry, filmmakers and artists working with mobile devices. FILMOBILE is organising a gallery exhibition, cinema screenings and an international conference in London on the 4/5 April 2008. The events will explore the cultural impact brought about by new mobile technologies and will encourage debates between artists, filmmakers, the media and the new mobile industry.

The FILMOBILE EXHIBITION will feature mobile art works by Mark Amerika, Camille Baker, Bebe Beard, Melissa Bliss, Elly Clarke, Romain Forquy, Steve Hawley, Brian House, Brooke A. Knight, Simon Longo, Anne Massoni, Kasia Molga, Sylvie Prasad, Michele Pred, Henry Reichhold, Max Schleser and Jo Thomas.

The FILMOBILE CONFERENCE is a major international event including more than 22 speakers from the USA, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Italy and the UK exploring the prospects and possibilities of mobile technologies in the domain of art and media practice. A live web broadcast with the Mobilefest in Brazil is scheduled to take place during the conference. For detailed conference program see www.filmobile.net.

The events are free to attend but registration via email or text-message is essential.

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Book Launch: Paul Granjon – Hand-Made Machines

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Date: 20 Mar 2008, 6-8pm
Website: http://www.zprod.org
Location: wales

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Paul Granjon is a French artist based in Cardiff. He makes robots and various machines for performances, videos and installations. He is interested in the co-evolution of human and machine, a theme that led him to produce, among other things a hairy kicking robot, an Automated Forest, a set of Robotic Ears and Tail, and a Cybernetic Parrot Sausage. He was part of the team of artists representing Wales at the Venice Biennale 2005, where he exhibited the Robotarium installation featuring two autonomous mobile Sexed Robots.

In December 2007 Paul Granjon completed a 3-year NESTA Fellowship with the publication of a book / DVD that presents a comprehensive selection of work developed since 1996. More details can be found at www.zprod.org

Paul Granjon: Hand-made machines. Book and DVD documenting the work of Paul Granjon since 1996. 44 pages, hard cover, colour, English. Published by Z Productions (in association with g39). ISBN 978-0-9541810-5-5. UK retail price £10.00

***Hand Made Machines will be available for a discounted launch price of £5***

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WorkerANT.co.uk from concept to launch: ITWales

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Date: 27 Mar 2008, 6-8pm
Website: http://www.itwales.com/events
Location: wales

Outline:

Lindsay will talk about her experiences of starting her Company, workerANT from concept to the launch. Lindsay describes WorkerANT as a innovative website that provides a dynamic and self-supporting community where people seeking flexible work can interact with those seeking help. Home working and flexible working are socially inclusive, environmentally sound options for the 21st Century workforce. As the unique home of flexible working on the net, workerANT.co.uk is well placed to exploit a gap in an expanding UK e-recruitment marketplace that is already worth three-quarters of a billion pounds.

The innovation process rarely runs smoothly and Lindsay hopes by sharing her experiences, some of the more obvious pitfalls can be avoided by others. By talking to those who`ve been through the development and fundraising cycle we can all remind ourselves that even at the most frustrating moments if others have got through, so can we.Lindsay graduated with a BEng (Hons) Mech Eng (Design) in 1996 having completed 4 years, 1 in industry. On graduation she opted to work in the construction industry experiencing both site and office based life during which time she set up a 1500 strong membership employee sports and social club to help unite the diversely located staff. She moved from construction into manufacturing after 3 years. Initially working designing high pressure pumps and then moving to a company that offered more promotional opportunities in underground pipe and cable avoidance tools. Lindsay worked her way up from junior design engineer to engineering manager over 3 years and finally left the company when she started a family.

The event is FREE to attend, however advance booking is required. To book your place e-mail ITWales@Informatics.bangor.ac.uk or go online to www.itwales.com/events

Alternatively you can contact Rob or Judith at ITWales Bangor on 01248 388245

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Coming Up Scheme

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Date: 4 Apr 2008
Website: www.iwcmedia.co.uk
Location: england

Outline:

COMING UP is a UK talent scheme where emerging film-makers have the opportunity to make an authored drama with a guaranteed network broadcast. Now in its eighth year, IWC and Channel4 continue their commitment to innovation, experimentation and new voices.

We will make up to 7 challenging and individual films from the best new talent in the UK. Each film will be for an half-hour hour C4 slot and we are looking for Films that push boundaries in a way that wouldn’t / couldn’t be done in mainstream drama and that can be shot in 4 days on a limited budget.

This is not an entry level scheme ´ but for writers and directors building a track record and a career in film and television drama. Submissions from multi-cultural and regionally-based filmmakers are encouraged.

For more information and to apply email comingup@iwcmedia.co.uk.

Deadline for submissions: 4 April 2008

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