this is now the third call which is related to the Urban Screens
Conference in Manchester, UK, in Oct 07.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR MAJOR PUBLIC REALM COMMISSIONS**
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
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
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
partner sites listed below.
Big Screen Manchester, is part of a UK Big Screen network, operated by