EBC022: Sitting Show Open Call

East Bristol contemporary (ebc) are seeking proposals for sitting show (ebc022) which will take place 11th-13th October 2019 in Bristol.

We are seeking pre-existing or proposed artworks that are for sitting on, or are to be sat on… or that incorporate seating in some way… or that are informed by seating… or are between sculpture and seating. These might be benches or chairs, but also might not take the form of a formal piece of furniture. They might be modular objects, or objects that are not usually intended to be sat on. Artworks may be informed by architectural or design practice. Submitting artists do not have to have created seating before, but must in this instance submit designs/plans.

We are particularly interested in hearing proposals from emerging artists in the first 10 years of their career.

Selected works will be shown in the ebc022 exhibition, and each artist will receive an artist participation fee of £300, and negotiable support with logistics, and aid with accommodation. One artist will receive an additional £200 to spend on materials for their proposed artwork. Once the artists are selected for ebc022, one artist will have the option of leading an hour long public workshop on the Sunday, for an additional payment of £120 (to include materials), an initial proposal for this workshop can be included in your application (optional).

Works will be selected by ebc alongside artist and writer Ellen Wilkinson https://www.ellenwilkinson.co.uk/. Ellen will be writing a short text to be launched at the exhibition that will reflect on the works presented in the exhibition.


Deadline Sunday 04 August 2019 

To be eligible for the exhibition artists must

- Have signed up to the ebc membership scheme http://eastbristolcontemporary.com/support/become-a-member/
- Likely be based in the UK unless travel is financially possible for you
- Be available to travel to Bristol for the entirety of the 3 days
  - set-up Fri 11th oct 2019 9am-7pm, exhibition opening event
  - exhibition continues Sat 12th oct 2019 10-5pm
  - exhibition continues Sun 13th oct 2019 10am to de-install from 5pm (to include artist talk/tour at 2pm)

Application should include (in a single PDF) -

- Artist name, website, contact details, location
- Date of Birth
- Email address and name used for confirmation of membership
- Statement on work submitted (400 words max)
- Artist statement (400 words max) (or link to one on website)
- Proposal for workshop (optional) (200 words max)
- CV (or link to one on website)

- Images of submitted work (pre-existing, or designs (sketchup, drawings, models etc.))
- Any images of relevant previous work

The deadline for proposals is Midnight 4 August 2019 and should be sent to eastbristolcontemporary@gmail.com (subject: ebc022 application – Your Name)

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