Scottish Refugee Week
Picture Window invites artists to submit proposals for Refugee Week
17 – 23 June
Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary.
For Refugee Week, Picture Window will be curating three locations across Glasgow. Each location will be given a different function – performance, projection, participatory. Each location will be inhabited by one artist/creative practitioner/musician over the period of a week, akin either to a small residency project or installation.
We are to open to proposals of new work, or appropriate existing works for the context and theme of the festival – please see below for further insight into themes and source material.
The project will centre around the concept of anthem, from which the artists will devise their work.
We encourage submissions to think expansively on the theme of anthem; from its literal sense (as a national anthem, for example) to the emotional and sentimental expressions and provocations. Artists may want to consider both the role an anthem plays and the reasons why groups create objects/scenarios to rally behind.
Artists are invited to considering the following presentation structures and conceptual themes:
To work within one of three formats – participatory, performance, projection. For presentation in empty shop fronts / commercial units.
To respond to the concept of anthem, with consideration of this year’s theme Heritage and the context and issues pertaining to Scottish Refugee Week.
(Please note, work does not have to be site-specific in order to consider and react to these themes and installation manner)
Picture Window prodominately presents work in the following media: sound/audio, performance, video, installation.
We will select three artists/creative practitioners/musicians and assign them to one of the three locations for the duration of Refugee Week – 17th June – 23rd June 2013.
We aim to provide all equipment/resources necessary, within reason, for the creation of the proposed project.
Applicants should provide:
Project Proposal (500 words max. + technical requirements)
Up to 5 examples of previous work (for video/audio please provide links)
Deadline: 30th April 2013