Sky Arts is launching Art 50 to invite artists of all kinds, from all walks of life, from all artistic genres, to create a piece of work which says something important about what it will mean to be British after we leave the European Union.
Sky Arts says: “We are working with our partner organisations; the Barbican, Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.”
They will be hosting a festival featuring a selection of the Art 50 commissions as well as being on the judging panel. Separately, Sky Arts is commissioning them to produce some new work.
“In the next two years there will be staggered commissioning rounds to give you, or your school, college or arts institution, the opportunity to apply for funding or co-funding to make a piece of theatre/ dance/ music/ film/ art/ collage (the list goes on) that responds to the question…. What will it mean to be British? ”
What you get: Sky Arts has allocated £1m to Art 50. This covers the cost of making the TV documentaries and all the arts projects it will fund. Theu welcome applications for up to £50,000 – the majority of awards will be made between £5,000 to £20,000.
What to submit/How to apply: Via this link
Deadline: Closing date for this commissioning round has been extended to 29 May 2017. This is the first stage. If your idea is shortlisted, the organisers will be in touch for more information and to discuss your proposal.
Source: Playwriting UK/Facebook