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Project is initiated by Željko Blaće of qSPORT (Croatia), Chris Vanja of The Justin Campaign Arts (UK) and Alex Brahim of Digital Bureau of International Art (Spain), supported by Panteres Grouges (Spain), Pride Games (UK) and inQueerzicija (Croatia). List of partners is expanding.
1.1 CONTEXT and PRETEXT
Recent increase of commitment in sport for inclusion, diversity and participation through different means includes media campaigns, cultural and social projects. Artistic contributions have been sporadic and when supported - then to often reduced to perpetuation of known and problematic institutional models. In order to innovate in this field, an independent cluster of arts and sport organisations is informing and coordinating interested parties, enquiring funding, sharing resources, establishing partnerships and alliances, to be able to expand its exciting agenda of supporting new productions and present it internationally.
1.2 GOALS and OBJECTIVES
By bringing together curated collection of art works, performance events and media, we will provide a context to present an expression of new or less voiced positions on sport.
Through the relationship between the field of sport and artistic practice, there is an opportunity for creating innovative methodologies for informing, learning, thinking and debating visions of a better contemporary sport. With the aim to build relationships among sport, social interventions, and creative practices (art, design, architecture, performance, etc.) the project seeks to have an output of different forms and formats accessible to different audiences.
The ultimate goal of these activities is to build a platform for new work and a database of innovative practices as well as to disseminate them in a physical and virtual space. Furthermore to support the creation of new cross-disciplinary experiences arising from the relationship between sport and art practices both as an archive of case studies and an open forum.
2.0 ARTISTIC PRODUCTIONS
2.1.1 DIGITAL MEDIA PROJECTS
This call for concepts of new digital media projects includes both digital media as well as live performances streamed via Internet and other variations in networked environments. Selected projects will be part of an online platform within the larger exhibition programme, and be featured in physical exhibitions depending on the curated trajectories of individual exhibitions in Croatia, UK and Spain. Selected projects will be linked to the project website and receive an award of up to 600 Euros from which a maximum of 300 Euros may be used as a fee.
2.1.2 FREE-FORM PRODUCTIONS
Open call for contemporary art projects of all forms and formats, addressing issues related to space, performance, body, social interaction, while questioning gender norms and/or detecting tensions between sport and LGBTQ realities. Experimenting with new ways of production in collaboration with sport organisations, athletes and sport audiences is particularly welcomed. Projects should be ideally realised before June 2012 and not rely on complex logistics and resources (i.e. considering spatial or sonic constrains of group exhibition).
Selected projects will be featured on the project website and will be awarded up to 1.500 Euros each toward their production from which a maximum of 500 Euros may be used as a fee.
Selected projects will participate in one or more exhibition programmes depending on the development of curated trajectories.
Selection committee is comprised of the programme organisers/curators mentioned above in consultation with collaboration/associated project partners.
3.1 SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
Proposals should be submitted via email email@example.com and in two categories:
digital media projects (produced primarily for on-line presentation) and
free-form productions (single or multi-format productions)
Submissions are to be only in digital format using email and in English or Spanish language including following material:
- short biographical info of group and key individuals involved (up to 6.000 characters)
- contact info (names, mobile phones, e-mail, homepage and postal direction)
- concept of the project (from 3.000 to 8.000 characters)
- budget / financial and production plan (type of costs and estimates per item - in time)
- up to 5 images or a short video to visually support the project's content
- technical description on setup, use and modes of presentation (1.000 characters max.)
- all material used should explicitly state authors and copyright holders if any
Deadline Passed but proposals are being accepted