YVAN Artist Commission

Image: Another Place, 1,2,3. Kirsty E Smith

Image: Another Place, 1,2,3. Kirsty E Smith

Yorkshire and Humber Visual Arts Network (YVAN) wishes to commission an artist to create a work in response to the live and media arts festival ReROOTed taking place at the Humber Street Gallery, Hull, from 24-26 March, then present the work at YVAN’s Nourish 2017 regional conversation in Autumn 2017.

Nourish 2017 will be a day of events and conversation concerning the contemporary visual arts in Yorkshire and the Humber. The aim of Nourish 2017 is to hold a discussion with and amongst the region’s Visual Arts (VA) sector on matters of common concern, in order to establish priorities and potential actions to support and grow the sector.

ReROOTed will feature new and existing work by more than 25 international artists and will reflect on the legacy of the former commissioning agency, Hull Time Based Arts (HTBA), and the Running Out Of Time (ROOT) Festival. ReROOTed will include artist-led interventions, performances, installations and conversations.

YVAN wishes to commission an arts practitioner or organisation to attend the ReRooted Festival and to subsequently create an artwork that reflects upon the themes, concerns and ideas that arise from the programme of performances, installations and conversations.

The artwork may be in any medium including image-making media, sculpture, installation, moving image and live art.

The artwork will be presented at Nourish 2017 and may be used as a starting point to continue exploring the themes emerging from the ReRooted festival.

The commissioned artist will receive a fee of £1,000, plus a free pass to all ReRooted events, support for reasonable travel and/or accommodation for the duration of ReRooted and a free ticket to Nourish 2017.

Artists wishing to undertake this work should apply by email to steve@manthorp.co.uk, attaching a PDF document setting out in not more than 500 words the skills, qualifications and experience that make them suitable for this commission. The PDF may include links to relevant websites and online media, and up to three jpgs of recent work. PDF should be under 3MB.

The original work will remain the property of the artist and YVAN will have unlimited right to reproduce the work (for YVAN marketing purposes only). The artist will provide YVAN with good quality reproductions of the work.

Deadline: Sunday 26 February 2017.