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Commission: Dao/SPILL Festival seek artist/curator

Closing date: 2 October 2015

Dao/SPILL Festival

Location: Ipswich


Remuneration:Fee: £2,000 including all materials (10 days @ £200 per day) and tickets to SPILL Festival. A small travel budget will be available.

The artist is invited to immerse in SPILL’s archive and enter into extended dialogue with the festival’s creator and curator Robert Pacitti to tease out themes on live art, disability and where these intersect with other aspects of diverse experience.

The artist will be invited to attend SPILL festival October 28th-November 8th 2015 in London as part of their research. The SPILL archive is based in Ipswich.

Artistic / Public Outcomes:
The artist will build a curated pathway through videos on SPILL TV. This, along with related content, will be hosted in some form on Viewfinder, Disability Arts Online’s new film platform showcasing the work of UK disabled artists.

A video produced as a result of conversations between the artist and Robert that explores the themes in the curated collection, including Robert’s approach to access over his 25 year career. This can take any form and need not be a traditional filmed interview.

More about Viewfinder:
Dao is currently running an exciting new project called Viewfinder. This is an 18-month programme of activity partnering with the wider arts and academic sectors to increase their exposure to diverse arts practice, whilst supporting a cohort of disabled artists to develop their talent by creating online video and text-based content.

This will enhance critical thinking about disability arts and significantly open up public knowledge and understanding via popular mainstream online media including Wikipedia.

This activity will advance Dao’s progression as a nationally significant disability-led arts organisation that supports, networks and ultimately increases the widespread awareness of the richness and diversity of disability arts practice. A key component of this project will be to apply a new visual identity to all aspects of Dao’s output, most importantly its website, which will include a whole new section dedicated to video-based content.

How to apply:
• Please submit a written or filmed statement of your interest in the project and how the commission would develop your professional practice (500 words and/or 3 minutes film), including examples of your work as links or clips.
• Provide details of any access costs
• Complete an Equal Opportunities form
Return to Trish Wheatley via [email protected]
Deadline: October 2nd 2015