FESTIVAL ECHOES ARE BACK FOR ANOTHER SEASON
Our Festival Echoes programme returns for another six months in 2020. From mid May to mid November we are commissioning six artists to create something experimental and fresh which can be viewed on-line. Each artist will work for one month and present their finished work of art at the start of the following month. The artists have been invited to try new things, new ways of working, new types of art, including performance, film, photography, dance... so long as it can be seen by the public.
'Heroicus Rex - The King of all the Heroes' is the first film by Martin Gooding, created entirely in quarantine with only a phone, a laptop and a big pile of cardboard. The film is a lighthearted exploration of the ever evolving theme of heroism in these strange and difficult times.
Martin Gooding is a theater maker, poet and purveyor of high quality nonsense.
To be presented the first week in June 2020.
Four open commissions are available: July, August, September, October
Artist Fee: £1,250 (includes up to £250 for materials and expenses)
For each commission an artist will create work, of any art-form, in response to the theme.
The artwork must be available to view by members of the public online and/or in public space and then broadcast online as video, photographs or audio content.
The artist may prepare something specifically for online presentation or, alternatively, something that can be photographed or filmed in situ and thereby seen online.
Each commission to run for one month between July and October.
The work must be completed by the end of the calendar month for presentation at the start of the following month.
The artist may present their work online as a developing project during the month of creating.
Following completion, the artist will prepare a short evaluation of their experience in written and visual format, this will hopefully help with self-reflection and feed into the development of Festival Stoke.
Commissions are open to artists and creative practitioners irrespective of geographical location who are resident in the UK.
Proposals must comply with any Coronavirus (Covid-19) UK Government guidance current at the time of the commission.
Closing date: 6pm Sunday 7th June 2020
Please read the full commission brief before applying.
We are looking for proposals that:
Full commission brief below