Call for “A Woman’s Work”. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

Call for proposals

Deadline for submission
Extended until Thursday 31 January 2019

Proposals by artists and curators based in Europe are invited for projects which address the core themes of A Woman’s Work, a 24 month collaborative programme in which cultural partners in the United Kingdom, Lithuania, Ireland, France and Finland will work together in pursuit of the following objectives:

  • to enable artists and cultural professionals from across Europe to cooperate around the making and presentation to audiences of new work focusing on the changing face of women and work in Europe, with a sharing of professional experience and practice using both physical and online platforms
  • to create new opportunities for artistic exchange within Europe, increasing the mobility of artists and cultural professionals, utilising our respective networks and contacts to extend audience reach and the impact

Overview

Women’s role in industry and technology-based work in post-war Europe is a hitherto untold story, and audiovisual archives have tended to focus on male-orientated ‘heavy industries’ such as coal, iron and steel, or large scale engineering sectors such as shipbuilding, construction, aerospace and car manufacturing. Yet women continue to play a key role in many manufacturing and service industries – for example, textiles, electronics, food and drinks, plastics and pharmaceuticals – a reality which is neither acknowledged nor strongly represented in European cultural archives.

A Woman’s Work is a project that uses photography and digital media to address that deficit through artistic collaboration and exchange across borders, and the co-production of exhibitions, publications and online resources that challenge the dominant view of gender and industry in Europe. The project explores the shifting relationship between home and the workplace, and growth sectors such as the finance industry, media and telecommunications, where women’s work is being re-defined through technological developments and post-globalism.

Opportunities

  • 8 residency opportunities hosted by one or more of the project partners
  • Support for work to be included in curated exhibitions, online platforms and publications as part of the project
  • participation in symposia and events, including opportunities to present work in progress
  • contributing to the audiovisual archive created by the project

Requirements

Entry is open to artists, collaborative groups and curators living in any of the 28 European Union member states or the following eligible countries: Norway, Iceland, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Tunisia.

Those submitting proposals must be 18+, and can be at any stage in their career. There are no gender or religious restrictions. The Panel is looking for high quality proposals which use photography, digital or lens-based, but can include other art forms (eg. installation, printmaking, film and video, music, literature)

Submission

Please use the electronic form and provide the following:

Description of your Proposed Project (up to 250 words) to include summary of the work/project, timescale and planned outputs (exhibition, web, print etc.

Artist/curator CV (up to four pages)

Examples of previous work each submission can include up to 20 images, and links to relevant content on web and social media platforms.

Submissions can be considered as a sequence or individually.

Entry is free, and each individual can make a maximum of two submissions.

HOW CAN I ENTER?

Applications can be made by completing the electronic form and attaching supporting images and documents and emailing them to opencall@ffotogallery.org

Please follow all the instructions to successfully submit your proposals.

Selection

All submissions will be reviewed by the A Woman’s Work Project Partners, coordinated by Ffotogallery, the lead agency. There will be between 20 – 40 selected artists, depending on the quality of the submissions.

Successful entrants will be selected and notified by e-mail in late January/early February 2019, with information regarding what to do next. The decision on successful entrants is final.

Partners

Logo - Arts Council WalesLogo -Welsh GovernmentLogo -National LotteryLogo - Welsh Government
Logo - Arts Council Wales

Background Information

Central to the project is a commitment to joint working, manifest in reciprocal opportunities for artists and creative professionals from across Europe to travel to and work in each other’s countries. The key outcomes will be the result of creative collaboration in the form of planning, development and co-production of exhibitions, artist residency and commissioning opportunities, print and online publishing, educational programmes and digital engagement activities.

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