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In the Blink of an Eye, National Media Museum calls for entries


The National Media Museum in Bradford is commissioning two artworks, worth up to £15,000 each for the successful applicants, to be included a leading exhibition, In the Blink of an Eye.

Press release:

The National Media Museum in Bradford has announced a £30,000 commission for the creation of two new-media artworks to be included in a major exhibition as part of Yorkshire’s regional cultural programme for London 2012.
Artists from the fields of photography, film, digital or computer based art are invited to get in touch by the deadline of May 16. Application forms and submission guidelines can be downloaded from here.
The exhibition, In the Blink of an Eye, opens at the National Media Museum in March next year. It will explore the themes of movement and motion, and is part of imove, a new and imaginative celebration of human movement, bringing together the best creative talent from the region to produce a programme of events designed to inspire the public in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. imove is funded by Legacy Trust UK, Yorkshire Forward and Arts Council England.
Submissions should engage with the exhibition theme and content, which will feature images and artefacts from the Museum’s National Collection, including works by Roger Fenton, Eadweard Muybridge, and Etienne-Jules Marey.
Colin Harding, Curator of the exhibition said: “We are incredibly excited to see what this submission process will produce and we are looking for imaginative, ambitious and inspirational artworks that respond to our continuing fascination with movement.”
“As a general guideline the proposals should aim to explore the ways in which art and science can be used to express movement, engage with key items from the National Collections of Photography, Film and Television, and use a range of new-media platforms to offer an interactive experience for visitors.”
The National Media Museum is part of the New Worlds partnership with the National Centre for Early Music, York; Alchemy, Leeds; Bradford Metropolitan District Council's Department of Culture, Tourism and Sport; Harewood House, Leeds and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds.
Up to £15,000 is available for each selected proposal, of which £5,000 allocated as a fixed artist fee, and up to £10,000 available for development and production costs. Collaborative proposals and artworks created by individuals or groups of artists are welcome. Applicants are required to be UK residents and cannot be in undergraduate study.

More information can be found here.


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