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In:Site 2014 - Opportunity for graduates

Date uploaded: July 7, 2014

The craft development organisation Craftspace, return to Birmingham Cathedral Square for the 4th year with In:Site, a graduate festival of creativity. In:Site provides an opportunity for selected applied arts graduates to create temporary, bespoke public artworks. The festival runs from the 8th to the 12th of August 2014, but applications to be involved close on the 20th July 2014.

Working outdoors within the park, each selected graduate has one day to make their creative intervention on-site, turning the making process into a performance. The daily performances, sometimes participatory, are intended to gradually fill the square with installations.

Past commissions have included a contemporary response to lacemaking; creating outsized stitches directly onto the bark of a tree using nails and threads, and “Chain Reaction” in which passers-by were invited to have their portraits embroidered with the use of a sewing machine. The sitter was required to generate the electricity needed to power the sewing machine by pedaling on a specially adapted cycle.

Thanks to the kind support the John Feeney Charitable Trust each successful proposal will be awarded a commission fee.

What’s involved?

  • Festival runs 8th-12th September 2014
  • £150 commission award
  • Travel expenses paid
  • Limited materials expenses paid
  • Up to 15 commission opportunities
  • Open to 2014 graduates and postgraduates only
  • Selection panel of industry professionals
  • 20,000 people a day pass through the park
  • All art work left on show for the duration on the festival
  • Elements of the artwork can be prepared in advance of the festival but artists must produce the majority of the artwork on-site over the course of a day.

Deadline for proposals submission: 20th July 2014

For more info or a proposal application form contact Stuart: [email protected] or click here to find out more about the event and download a proposal pack.