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<nettime-ann> AV Festival 08 - Broadcast - call for proposals
AV FESTIVAL 08 - FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
SNEAK PREVIEW & CALL FOR PROPOSALS
AV Festival 08
Newcastle, Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, UK
First deadline for proposals: 15 October 2007
AV Festival is an international festival of electronic arts,
featuring visual art, music and moving image. A biennial event, the
festival takes place in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and
Middlesbrough in the North East of England. The next AV Festival will
be held 28 February - 8 March 2008.
The theme of AV Festival 08 is Broadcast.
This October, the BBC begin to switch off analogue television signals
in the UK, paving the way for television to become entirely digital.
At the same time as this profound change in our experience of
broadcasting takes place, the internet and mobile networks have
created opportunities for us to 'broadcast ourselves' in entirely new
ways. As the landscape of broadcasting changes irrevocably, AV
Festival 08 will be a catalyst for debate about the future of
broadcasting, and an event to celebrate a century of on-air and
AV Festival 08 will include internationally renowned artists,
filmmakers, researchers and musicians as well as emerging
practitioners. It will feature:
- New commissions of art, music and moving image
- Open Air: an outdoor programme of events
- Concerts & Performances
- Exhibitions in galleries and museums
- A moving image programme
- FM Radio Stations
- Club events and parties
- An industry debate
- Seminars, conferences and talks
We will be making a full announcement about the festival theme and
some aspects of the programme mid October.
___AV Festival 08: getting involved
AV Festival 08 is providing creative practitioners with an
opportunity to contribute ideas to the programme. In the next two
months, we will announce a series of opportunities for artists,
musicians, filmmakers, DJs, VJs, designers, theorists, technologists,
scientists, philosophers and others to contribute to the festival.
The first of these opportunities is a call for proposals for a
site-specific audio art commission at the Sunderland Museum & Winter
Gardens. The fee is GBP5000. If you have an idea for a new work which
responds to our theme and the context of the Winter Gardens, we would
like to hear about it. See below for more details.
In the coming weeks, we will also call for proposals from artists and
producers who want to get involved with our radio stations,
filmmakers who want to create a new work for the festival, and
critics and philosophers who want to contribute to our conferences.
___AV Festival 08: call for proposals
AV Festival will commission new work especially for the festival, as
well as present creative work which has already been produced.
We are now calling for proposals from artists or musicians for a new
site-specific audio artwork for the Sunderland Winter Gardens.
Experienced artists are invited to submit original ideas for a work
that responds to both the festival's theme and the unique environment
of the Winter Gardens.
The fee for this commission is GBP 5000.
Artists wishing to submit a proposal must download the brief for this
commission from the AV Festival website, read the guidelines and send
a proposal by email.
DEADLINE: 15 October 2007
DOWNLOAD BRIEF: http://www.avfestival.co.uk/opportunities/
EMAIL PROPOSALS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will announce further calls for proposals for other parts of the
programme in the coming weeks. If you want to be kept informed of
future opportunities, please subscribe to our mailing list by filling
up the sign up box on www.avfestival.co.uk
___AV Festival 08: joining our team
Over the coming weeks, we will be inviting tenders from freelance
individuals, or companies, who want to get involved in the production
of AV Festival 08. We are now inviting tenders for the first of these
contracts: AV Festival Programme Manager, Middlesbrough.
We are also inviting proposals for several paid placements for
exceptional young people.
There are more details about all these opportunities at:
___AV Festival: the story so far
The AV Festival is run by an independent charitable company called
Audio Visual Arts North East.
AV Festival has run two successful festivals thus far. The first was
held 18 - 22 November 2003 and consisted of over one hundred events
across three towns in two weeks. It included new a newly commissioned
film by The Light Surgeons which aired on BBC Television, screenings
of Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle, a Mike Figgis film
retrospective, a world premiere by Peter Greenaway, new work by
Richard Fenwick, performances by the Cinematic Orchestra, DJ Food,
Tina Frank and General Magic, onedotzero screenings and a lively
programme of workshops and lectures. The archived AV Festival 03
website can be found at:
The second AV Festival - LifeLike took place in over 25 venues from
2-12 March 2006. Over 10 days, AV delivered over 90 events in 3 urban
centres. Curatorially, AV Festival 06 investigated life sciences. It
featured challenging new work by Michael Nyman, Neil Bromwich & Zoe
Walker, D-Fuse, Carsten Nicolai, and many others. It included 15
ambitious new commissions from artists, filmmakers and musicians such
as Ryoji Ikeda, Ken Rinaldo, Andy Gracie and Anthony McCall, Gina
Czarnecki, UMAMi, Time's Up, :zoviet*france:, Suguru Goto and others.
The archived AV Festival 06 website can be found at:
___AV Festival 08: supporters
AV Festival 08 is organised by Audio Visual Arts North East, an
independent charitable company.
AV Festival 08 forms part of NewcastleGateshead's world-class
festivals and events programme managed by culture10, based at
AV Festival 08 is supported by Arts Council England, North East,
Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council, ONE NorthEast,
Middlesbrough Council, Sunderland City Council, Tyneside Cinema,
Northern Film & Media, UK Film Council.
___AV Festival 08: partnership network
AV Festival has developed close working relationships with some of
the region's key cultural organisations. Our past or current partners
- University of Teesside, Middlesbrough: http://www.tees.ac.uk
- Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle: http://www.tynecine.org
- Arts Development, Middlesbrough Council
- Arts Development, Sunderland City Council
- The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead : http://www.thesagegateshead.org/
- Forma, Newcastle: http://www.forma.org.uk
- Alt-Gallery, Newcastle: http://www.altgallery.org
- Discovery Museum, Newcastle: www.twmuseums.org.uk/discovery
- Hatton Gallery, Newcastle: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/hatton
- Centre for Life, Newcastle: http://www.life.org.uk
- NO-FI, Newcastle: http://www.no-fi.org.uk
- Isis Arts, Newcastle: http://www.isisarts.org.uk
- Codeworks: http://www.codeworks.net
- CultureLab: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/niassh/culturelab
- Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle: http://www.sidecinema.com
- Polytechnic, Newcastle: http://ptechnic.org
- Name, Newcastle: http://www.name-site.com
- Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens:
- National Glass Centre, Sunderland: http://www.nationalglasscentre.com
- Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art Sunderland: http://www.ngca.co.uk
- Reg Vardy Gallery, Sunderland: http://www.regvardygallery.org/
- CRUMB, Sunderland: http://www.crumbweb.org
- /sLab, Sunderland: http://www.slab.uk.net/
- University of Sunderland: http://www.sunderland.ac.uk
- Washington Arts Centre, Sunderland
- mima, Middlesbrough: http://www.mima.uk.com
- Empire, Middlesbrough: http://www.theempire.co.uk
- Kino Cinema, Middlesbrough: http://www.tenfeettall.co.uk/kino
- Cleveland College of Art & Design, Middlesbrough: http://www.ccad.ac.uk
- UMAMi, Newcastle: http://www.umami.tv
- Dance City, Newcastle: http://www.dancecity.co.uk
- White Hot Communications, Newcastle: http://www.whitehotcomms.co.uk
- Velcrobelly, Newcastle: http://www.velcrobelly.co.uk
- Waygood Gallery, Newcastle: http://www.waygood.org
___AV Festival 08: contacts
For more information contact:
c/o Tyneside Cinema at Gateshead Old Town Hall
Tel: +44 (0)191 2328289, ext 112
AV Festival is run by Audio Visual Arts North East. A Company Limited
by Guarantee. Registered in England No 06141603. Registered Charity
Number 1120368. Registered Office: c/o Tyneside Cinema at Gateshead
Old Town Hall, West Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HE, UK.
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