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Call for proposals: New Work UK

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Friday, October 26. 2007 • Category: Announcements

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New Work UK: Open Call for Curatorial Proposals

For the screening series New Work UK LUX and Whitechapel have been inviting individual curators to present programmes of the best of new British work as part of Whitechapel’s film programme. Now we would like to extend this invitation into an open call for curatorial proposals, one of which will be selected for presentation at Whitechapel on 28 February 2008.

Proposals are invited from anyone based in the UK – curators, artists, filmgoers – to develop a programme that will showcase new British artists’ moving image work in distinctive and revealing ways. You will determine the format and content of your programme and how it is presented. It could be a selection of work by one artist or a group of artists containing works that are formally, aesthetically, politically or otherwise connected, whether these connections are implicit or explicit, provocative or symphonic. The programme should consist primarily of new British work that has not been widely seen in London with a total running time of up to 90 minutes. There is a total budget for your programme of £500 which includes your fee and any screening fees, and you will be responsible for presenting the programme and getting agreements from artists to show their work.

In selecting the programme for presentation particular attention will be given to the coherence and originality of proposals and the clarity of your curatorial statement.

Proposals should take the form of a one-paragraph outline of the programme, accompanied by either a list of artists or a list of individual works that you would like to show.

Proposals should be sent by Friday 30 November 2007 to nwuk -at- or by post to NWUK, LUX, Shacklewell Studios, 18 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EZ.

NB: Whitechapel can show the following formats: 16mm, all video formats, DVD.
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