Call for submissions: 2016/2017 Shape Open exhibition

 SUBMISSION  DEADLINE: October 3rd, 2016 

The Shape Open is our annual exhibition of artwork by disabled and non-disabled artists created in response to a disability-centred theme. Held in high-profile, artist-led spaces such as Bow Arts’ Nunnery Gallery, Portobello Gallery, Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects and our own pop-up galleries, The Open provides a space where disabled and non-disabled artists can discuss views and ideas about issues and topics which are often sidelined within artistic debate.

This year’s theme is ‘Power: The Politics of Disability’. How do we creatively challenge the language of power, politics and disability?  To what extent do we need art to be a form of political protest? Where do art, disability and politics meet?  How powerful are disabled people? Works submitted to the exhibition should explore, conceptually, abstractly or literally, ideas on the theme ‘Power: The Politics of Disability’ and contribute to a discourse around disability, art and power. Artists are invited to submit work in 2D, 3D, video or sound form. Any artist can apply to our call for submissions and exhibitors will be selected by a panel of arts industry judges, including Shape Open patron Yinka Shonibare MBE.

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Call for films: FIPA – International Festival for Audiovisual programmes

 SUBMISSION  DEADLINE: October 21st, 2016 

The 13th edition of the Young Creation Video Cinema program will take place from January 24th to 29th in Biarritz, as part of the FIPA – International Festival of Audiovisual Programs.

After years of faith-filled collaboration with the Festival – that will celebrate its 30th birthday this year, the Pépinières continue to dig into the creations of a talented Young generation, now opening up to new forms of expression that renew the art of filmmaking in documentaries, fictions, animation movies, experimental movies, art videos, dance videos.

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THE IMAGE OF THE SAVAGE – Call for Photographers and Digital Graphic Designers

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 SUBMISSION  DEADLINE: October 25th, 2016 

Take part of the group exhibition in Cagliari, ITALY. 1st – 10th December 2016


An invite to take part to the collective exhibition that will expose “the image of the savage”, an opportunity to highlight an intrinsic aspect of human nature and of the world in which he lives, “an image of the savage” that often emerging from cultural and technological patina with which the man builds his refuges from reality, but from which he is inevitably recalled in the evidence of his behavior, and in manifestation of the nature of the world from which every living being originates.

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63 variations on the body — Open call for Composers /2nd edition/

 SUBMISSION  DEADLINE: October 31st, 2016 

After the launch of the project on Soundcloud, featuring Jean-Luc Nancy’s recorded voice reading his treaty 58 Indices on the body, it was time to turn the text into music. For that reason, and in anticipation of the making of a documentary about the whole project, we opened a first call for composers to create a background track for each index/statement – written and recorded by the philosopher. It has been a success with more then 60 composers from all over the world sending us interesting compositions.

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Open call for the The Bomb Factory Art Foundation’s Autumn Film Festival

 SUBMISSION  DEADLINE: October 15th, 2016 
Open call for the The Bomb Factory Art Foundation’s Autumn Film Festival to take place November 2016Building on the success of our first film festival held in July 2016, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation now invites you to submit your films for the fall programme.

We welcome single-channel film and video works that seek to expand, redefine or reconfigure the means and ends of their respective fields.

The preferred length of video works is up to 7 minutes, although videos up to 15 minutes in length will be considered.

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