CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Participatory Photography Commission20 April 2012 - 30 June 2012
Pump House Gallery are commissioning a new participatory photography project and exhibition.
We are seeking proposals from artists to work with photography in a participatory context to develop a new exhibition and project that will facilitate the gallery’s local audience participation in its realisation.
Pump House Gallery is a public contemporary visual arts space on the lakeside in Battersea Park, South London. The gallery is owned, managed and funded by Wandsworth Council and plays a leading role in the cultural life of the borough. It is the highest profile public visual arts space in Wandsworth, attracting over 30,000 visitors a year.
Collaborative partnerships are central to Pump House Gallery’s future curatorial vision: to create opportunities for artists to explore new modes of practice and enquiry, engage with social and civic spaces, extend the cultural experience of audiences and create catalytic sites for exchange, dialogue and debate. This project builds upon the success of our previous programme which has made participation and engagement central to the realisation of its exhibitions. Particular highlights have been ‘I am a Warrior’ an open exhibition project by Juneau Projects, staged in autumn 2011 and developed by curator Jeni Walwin; and 'Social States' at the gallery in Spring 2012, featuring artists Baptist Coelho and Nadia Kaabi-Linke, who made site-specific work as part of a residency co-hosted by Pump House Gallery and The Delfina Foundation.
We envisage the development and/or enagagement element of the project happening during autumn 2012 , with the resulting exhibition being staged in early 2013.
Fee: £5000 exc VAT – to include all expenses for realising the project including, fees, development, materials, travel, equipment, installation and production costs etc. You will also be required to have your own Public Liability insurance, we can advise if you do not yet have any.
To apply: Submit an email proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org with PHG PHOTO PROJECT in the subject line with the following material:
1) Artist Statement (No more than 150 Words)
2) Artist CV
3) Up to 10 images of previous work or examples of projects. Images should be 300 dpi Jpgs labelled with (Aritsts, Title, Year, Dimensions, Medium, Photographer credit) and should be no larger than 200KB each.
4) Description of proposed project and outcomes 500 - 750 words. Please note proposals which demonstrate measurable engagement will be favoured (e.g: 10 engagement sessions resulting in 100 contributors etc)
5) A full Budget / Breakdown of income and expenditure
6) Proposed timeline of activity
7) Target groups/audiences to be engaged in activity
8) A completed evaluation form (available here)
Please ensure these are no more than 10mb and .docx files are converted to .pdf before sending.
Submission Fee: There is a non refundable application fee of £10. This should be posted to Pump House Gallery marked with the applicants name on the back. This should be by cheque made payable to Wandsworth Borough Council. The deadline for receiving cheques in the post is 4th July 2012.
Deadline for applications: 30th June 2012
Deadline for receiving application fee cheques: 4th July 2012
Shortlisted Candidates Interviewed: 24th July 2012
Successful Artist announced: 31st July 2012
Enquiries should be emailed to email@example.com or telephone 0208 871 7572.
An evaluation form is required as part of the application. Please download the form here and email it with the rest of your application.
A downloadable PDF version of the brief is available here.
Image credit: Baptist Coelho, "Why is he here?" 2012, for 'Social States' at the Pump House Gallery