Date: Deadline 24th February 2011
Call for ideas: this is a fantastic opportunity for artists and/or creative technologists to create new work for bloc.
bloc is inviting innovative, experimental and compact ideas for three new online commissions that explore connectivity, networks, communication and culture within coastal, rural and virtual environments.
We are looking for artists or creative technologists to propose energetic, memorable and playful ideas that can be realised by April 2011 in response to the virtual bloc rulebase.
The virtual bloc rulebase:
All ideas must:
Start and/or finish online
Be compact, neat and well formed
Be achievable yet thrilling
Be experimental, energetic, playful and memorable
Celebrate the coast/the edge
Develop a dialogue and engagement with online users
Use technology creatively
All applicants must:
Explain their idea in under 1000 characters providing a url to examples of past work
Deliver the project by April 2011
Participate in an online interview with bloc
Engage in bloc`s social networks
£400 artist stipend is available on agreement of a full proposal
Creative practitioners from all disciplines are eligible to apply as long as they are working with technology
Ideas are welcome from artists from across the UK and abroad, those working as an individual or as a collective
Applicants are eligible to submit more than one idea. Please make an application for each idea.
Virtual bloc aims:
To commission new online work that tests the potential of online participation and production to engage, inspire and rethink possibilities for online cultural engagement.
To encourage a dialogue between bloc`s commissioned works and its artists/audiences/members.
To seed fund inspiring ideas for online engagement and intervention.
To commission new work that has the power to reach local, national and international audiences through viral activity.
To commission new online work that has the potential to connect with, respond to, play with social networks and media.
To create great quality, exciting and experiential online work.
To build bloc`s online programme,audiences and engagement.
To see what artists/creative technologists can achieve online within a short time frame.
Kathryn Lambert, Project Leader, bloc
Emma Posey, Founder and Chair, bloc
Paul Granjon, Artist and bloc board member
Mathilde Lopez, Creative Associate at National Theatre Wales and bloc board member
Beth Charlesworth, Co Director, Little Bird Told Me, Social Media Sorcerers
How to Apply:
Only online submissions will be accepted via the online ideas generator Get Ping.
To apply visit www.getping.net and sign up.
All ideas submitted to Get Ping are private, they will not appear in public and will only be seen by bloc.
Please fill out all required fields and ensure all submitted information is correct, as you will not be able to edit anything once uploaded. A confirmation email will be automatically sent out in response to your submission.
Incomplete or late entries will not be considered.
All copyright will remain with the artist.
For further information or to join bloc online:
Follow blocuk on Twitter
Find bloc on facebook
Email Kathryn Lambert, bloc Project Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by Arts Council of Wales / Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru