It Gets Lighter From Here – 3 Commissions from JQBID, JQTH Project and JQ Cemeteries

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The Jewellery Quarter BID and sister projects JQ Townscape Heritage and JQ Cemeteries Project, are offering a total of 3 video commissions for a value of £250 each as part of a West Midlands wide initiative spearheaded by Culture Central.

On the 21st of December, the shortest day of the year and the last Monday before Christmas, hundreds of 60-seconds video commissions will be premiered online responding to the prompt “It Gets Lighter From Here”. If you are a local Midlands artist we want to hear from you!

See details of the three Jewellery Quarter based commissions below.

 

Commission Brief:

We are looking for three West Midlands based artists to create 60-seconds worth of content each, responding to the prompt “It Gets Lighter From Here” and inspired by the Jewellery Quarter.

Criteria:

  • Artists can be working across any media (dance, sculpture, spoken word, filmmaking etc) and may be at any point in their career, including students.
  • Final output must be in the form of a 60-second video.
  • Final videos must include subtitles (assistance can be provided if needed).
  • JQBID Commission: Commissions will creatively explore the themes of “It Gets Lighter From Here” and “The Jewellery Quarter”.
  • JQTH Project Commission: Commissions will creatively explore the themes of “It Gets Lighter From Here” inspired by The JQ People’s Archive
  • JQ Cemeteries Project Commission: Commissions will creatively explore the themes of “It Gets Lighter From Here” inspired by our “Cemeteries and Community in lockdown” gallery
  • Applications must be for new work not already in the public domain.

How to apply:

Please send an email with the following information to info@jqdt.org with the subject line “Video Commission for JQBID/ JQTH/ JQ Cemeteries” (depending on which commission you are interested in).

  • A little bit about yourself, your artistic practice and background (up to 200 words).
  • What would you make? Tell us your initial idea (up to 200 words)

Application Deadline: 5pm on Thursday 3rd December 2020
Commissions confirmed: We will aim to notify the successful applicants by the end of Friday 4th December.
Payment: £250 for each commission
Delivery Date: The final videos must be delivered to the JQBID/JQTH Project/ JQ Cemeteries by 17th December 2020

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