CALL FOR ARTISTS: CONTESTED DESIRES

A transnational project exploring our shared and contested Colonial heritage and its influence on contemporary culture.

Project Duration: February 2020 – August 2021
Project Fee (UK): € 6,305.00 (per diems, travel and accommodation are covered separately)
Artist Geographies: North of England
Artform: Visual arts (including but not limited to: film, digital, sound art, installation)

With a focus on exchange and learning, the programme will offer unique opportunities for artists and communities to explore our shared heritage through research, workshops, residencies and exhibitions. Working with our partners CONTESTED DESIRES will dig deep to explore, and reveal the links between our shared colonial history and our cultural identities today – from the diverse perspectives of those working across Europe and beyond.

Two visual artists will be selected from the North of England, where D6 is based. Each selected artist will participate in: a month long residency based in Europe, concluding with a presentation of work in progress; 3 capacity building workshops, taking place in Portugal, Spain and the UK; a digital training lab, and a group residency and final exhibition of work in site-specific settings as part of the Xarkis Festival (Polystipos, Cyprus) in 2021. This is a remarkable opportunity for artists to further enrich the Northern cultural scene and to grow their experience of the wider international arts sector, broadening their audiences and developing their practice.

View the full artist brief on our website, we look forward to reading your submissions: www.d6culture.org/opencall.html

This project is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.