‘The best way to predict the future is to invent it’
The call is now open for submissions to the art programme of the FutureEverything 2011 festival in Manchester, England, on 11-14 May 2011.
The art programme will explore the themes listed below, and we are seeking proposals for art works or projects that relate to and expand these concepts.
For this call we are looking for pre-existing work, or work that is pre-funded with no extra commissioning support required. If selected for exhibition we can offer an honorarium of £150 per artwork selected in addition to exhibition staging costs.
The deadline for submissions is 24th October 2010.
Art Themes 2011
This years themes are as follows:
Beyond the transport of everything – inviting smart transport prototypes to be tested in Manchester, state-of-the-art design on new mobilities, long term sustainable transport projects for the city, transport hacking and modding, artworks on the social codes of travel, new approaches to the mobility of people, media and things, anything to do with cycling.
Global & Connected
Remote collaboration, telepresence, networked performance, local/global connections, and group-to-group connectivity are a focus again, following the success of the inaugural GloNet event at FutureEverything 2010.
Seeking artworks and social innovations that use real time data and illustrate the potential of open, freely available, accessible data. FutureEverything is helping Manchester make the transition to an Open Data City.
The future must be for everybody – this was the call to arms from the last festival. Lets make it a reality with mass participation art/design projects that engage citizens, connect communities, change society, and take over the city to build a better world.
Contemporary craft, digital hacking, interactivities and diy culture. A new maker community is emerging, connecting the culture of traditional skills and materials with modern-day digital production, distribution and interaction techniques. FutureEverything invites makers to create objects, installations and performances that explore the cross-fertilisation of new and traditional media and materials.
Festival as Lab (ECAS)
To launch a new ECAS European festivals network, a Euro 10,000 commission is available for projects which take the form of an experiment, a prototype or a trial in a new type of art object, technology or form of participation. Inspired by the way FutureEverything acts as a ‘living lab’ for participatory experiments that rewire the networked city.
For more information and to make a submission click here.