[rohrpost] Call_for_commissions

susanne jaschko sj at sujaschko.de
Sam Feb 17 09:20:16 CET 2007

Hallo zusammen,
hier nun der dritte 'Call', der mit der Urban Screens Konferenz in 
Manchester, UK, im Oktober zusammenhaengt.



**National UK commissioning and production partners: Cornerhouse 
(Manchester), ENTER_ (Cambridge), Lumen (Leeds) & Site Gallery 
(Sheffield), with support from BBC, funded by Arts Council England

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS Friday 30 March 2007**

**The Bigger Commissions 2007, to be launched at Urban Screens 
Conference Manchester 07* *

The Bigger Picture exhibits artists’ film & video and interactive / 
participatory screen based projects on Big Screen Manchester, UK. 
Utilising this unique screening space, The Bigger Picture is able to 
present a host of artists’ works to large and diverse audiences reaching 
beyond the traditional gallery context.

Cornerhouse, working in partnership with BBC and Manchester City 
Council, delivers The Bigger Picture’s curated programmes, whilst 
additionally commissioning and touring large outdoor screen-based 

The Bigger Picture is inviting proposals for the production of 
exceptional new public realm works to be launched on Big Screen 
Manchester at the time of the Urban Screens Conference Manchester 07 
(11&12 October), and to tour to partner city Big Screens and public 
sites throughout 2007/8.

Four new works will be commissioned, each with an attached fee of £5000 
(7400 EUR / 9700 USD) based on an agreed budget, of up to £10,000 for 
production (14,900 EUR / 19,500 USD).

This is a significant opportunity for film, video, new media and 
cross-disciplinary artists to explore unique new ways of creating and 
exhibiting work for a public context.

Each National Commissioning partner will lead on the production of one 
new work. Partners are particularly encouraging proposals of the 
following nature:

Interactive and participatory new work

    * Interdisciplinary new work (combined arts, performing arts,
    * Evolving or expanded work
    * New media and streaming technology
    * Film & Video

Artists previously commissioned by The Bigger Picture include Christine 
Molloy and Joe Lawlor (desperate optimists), Kartoon Kings (Simon 
Grennan and Christopher Sperandio), plus Paul Melia, Hilary Jack, The 
Light Surgeons, Adele Prince and Louise K Wilson.

For more information on how to submit, including key information, 
guidelines & submission form, and BBC technical specifications, see 
<http://www.cornerhouse.org/art/ongoingproject.aspx?ID=2&page=45255>, or 
partner sites listed below.

Partner sites:

www.cornerhouse.org <http://www.cornerhouse.org/>

www.enternet.org.uk <http://www.enternet.org.uk/>

www.lumen.org.uk <http://www.lumen.org.uk>

www.sitegallery.org <http://www.sitegallery.org>


www.bbc.co.uk/bigscreens/ <http://www.bbc.co.uk/bigscreens/>


Big Screen Manchester, is part of a UK Big Screen network, operated by 
the BBC.