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Arts Grants Scheme

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The Arts Grants scheme welcomes applications from individuals and organisations looking to produce excellent and engaging art projects across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and offers grants of up to £3,000.

The Arts Grants scheme has funded over 350 projects in the last 15 years, which have included creative writing, art workshops, community-devised opera, dance for the over 60s, art bus tours, sound installations, radio and Algoraving (to name a handful)!

 

Deadline: 
04/30/2019
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Alternate Realities 20K Commission

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Sheffield Doc/Fest is delighted to announce a £20,000 opportunity for an artist to create an imaginative digital artwork. 

Supported by Arts Council England, Site Gallery, British Council & MUTEK.

With thanks to support from Arts Council England, Site Gallery and British Council, we are offering £20,000 for an artist(s) based anywhere in the world to create an imaginative digital project in documentary to be installed and exhibited in the Alternate Realities exhibition programme as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s 26th edition later this year: 6th – 11th June 2019. Additionally MUTEK will be inviting the successful commission winner to their 20th edition in Montreal (20-25 August, 2019) to speak about the work and then tour their project to MUTEK Montreal in 2020.

 

This is the sixth Alternate Realities Commission at Sheffield Doc/Fest. The commission is an opportunity to truly innovate in the field of documentary-based digital storytelling.

 

The closing date is 25 February 2019 (12 midnight GMT) 

Deadline: 
02/25/2019
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Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

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ABOUT THE EYEBEAM CENTER FOR THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM

The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is an experimental grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets.

Underwritten by Craig Newmark Philanthropies, ECFJ is the first initiative of its kind to directly facilitate artists’ major media commissions in the realm of journalism. With the belief that artists are central in the invention and design of our shared future, and also critical in shifting public debate, ECFJ supports the execution of pieces that focus on reimagining the way stories are told, particularly around technology and society.

The funds distributed to artists assist with research, travel, and other expenses many media outlets struggle to cover, allowing stories that are often out of reach in today’s climate to be produced.

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HOW ECFJ WORKS

In an effort to be responsive to an ever-fluctuating news cycle, artists can apply to ECFJ for support of their work on a rolling basis.

ECFJ supports a variety of work, including text, photography, audio and video. Artists with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply.

Artists’ submissions should focus on the following issues:

• Data privacy

• 2018/2020 elections

• Role of technology in society

• Political influence campaigns

• Interrogating harmful technologies

• Countering disinformation

• Artificial Intelligence

Grant support ranges from $500 to $5,000 per project.

 

ELIGIBILITY  

• Individuals and collectives can apply. Collectives must have work samples that reflect a history of working together.

• Domestic and international applicants are welcome.

• Applicants must have an existing commission letter from an editor.

• Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

• Applications must be in English.

 

EACH APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE

• 300-word project description

• Assignment letter from an editor

• A reference contact or letter of support

• Two samples of past work

• Detailed budget of expenses (travel costs, per diem and research costs are acceptable)

At this time, final pieces must be in English. 

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SUPPORT

This program is supported by Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

“Sometimes artists can express truths much more effectively than anyone can with straight explanation. We’re hoping that can be a means to counter disinformation used against us all.” – Craig Newmark

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New international bursaries for UK bloggers

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The British Council is thrilled to offer a new opportunity for talented UK arts bloggers and writers to travel internationally.

Bloggers have had a huge influence on UK performance, but opportunities for paid work or career development are few and far between. To address this, we’re piloting a programme awarding bursaries to three UK bloggers – enabling them to have an international experience, develop their skills and build connections outside the UK.

The winners will spend time in either Lagos, Romania or a country of your choice, meeting new contacts and discovering the richness of cultural exchange. This opportunity also includes two hours of mentoring with a member of our judging panel, led by Lyn Gardner. We ask winners to produce one or more pieces of work about performance inspired by their visit – to be published by the British Council, by themselves or by another publisher.

We're looking for arts bloggers who live in the UK and have at least two years' experience of blogging, writing, vlogging or podcasting about arts. There's full information about how to apply on our website. Get your applications in before midday on 29 November 2018.

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