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.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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