Open Call - 2012 Interactive New Media project

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Open Call - 2012 Interactive New Media project

Time: December 12, 2010 to February 24, 2011
Location: Watermans
City/Town: London
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Event Type: call, for, proposals
Organized By: Irini Papadimitriou
Latest Activity: Mar 4, 2011

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OPEN CALL - Watermans 2012 New Media Exhibitions project


To coincide with the Olympics in London in 2012, Watermans is pleased to announce a unique opportunity to present a series of installations exploring interactivity and participation in New Media and Digital Art.

This year long project proposes to showcase the work of artists from all continents, including a British artist, with an interest in projects concerned with ways of participation, interactivity or collaboration and consider the use or importance of technologies in their work. With this we are hoping to initiate and enable a series of discussions around the meaning, possibilities and issues around human interaction and engagement in New Media art and bring in responses from artists, academics, students, art professionals and visitors in the UK and internationally.



Artists and art collectives from all countries working with new media and digital technologies are invited to submit proposals of existing or new projects. Interested artists can propose to show more than one installation or projects and we will welcome applications from individuals, art collectives or collaborations between artists.

We would like to invite artists to propose imaginative, ambitious and inspirational projects that will transform our understanding of art and the way it can be experienced.


Please send your proposals including:

work(s) description

CV(s) and artist statement

supporting material with description 

list of technical requirements

contact details



Each selected artist/art collective will receive a fixed fee of £3,500 to cover fees & project costs, installation and work transport. In addition, Watermans will cover travel and accommodation costs in London and will also provide technical assistance and exhibition promotion.

The deadline for receiving proposals is 24th February 2011.


Please send all application material to:

Irini Papadimitriou Head of New Media Arts Development Watermans, 40 High Street Brentford, London TW8 0DS UK

email: irini [at]

 A judging panel will select the six projects which will be announced in March/April 2011. The exhibitions will run throughout 2012 (January - October).


In conjunction with the exhibitions, and in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London, we are planning to run a series of seminars related to the exhibitions, a mentoring scheme for students as well as generate online activity with a website dedicated to the project and the use of social media such as blogs, feeds etc to engage wider audiences in the project and enable critical debate.

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