Independents Biennial 2018 – Wirral Commission

Independents Biennial 2018 – Wirral Commission

Independents Biennial is back with a festival that celebrates visual contemporary art across the entire Liverpool City Region. Working with galleries and studios around Liverpool City Region to create a festival that is open to new and diverse audiences.

We have commissions covering all councils, and in Wirral we want to commission work that links to other photographic events taking over the Wirral during summer 2018. The commission is for £1000 to cover time and materials, towards an exhibition at Birkenhead Priory.

We are seeking submissions from all art forms, but hope that the successful applicant will share connections with exhibitions around the Wirral during summer 2018, many of which have photography and local social history at their heart. There are two possible venues for the commission, one indoor and one outdoor, which will form a key part of Independents Biennial 2018.

Depending on the applications we would also hope that some talks and events could be included in the exhibition programme by the successful artist/group.

Practitioners from all areas of visual art can apply, but it is preferred that applicants have a connection to the Wirral (past or present, personal or professional) and we encourage applications from artists from diverse backgrounds with unique perspectives.

You may apply as a group, individual artists, or organisations.

To apply send:

  • 500 words outlining your proposed activity
  • A brief history of your practice (2-300 words)
  • Artists CV
  • Up to 5 images of your work (as .jpeg files each below 1MB)

Send applications to by 9am on the 15th May 2018. Applications sent after this time will not be considered for commissions, but may still be considered for the open programme (details here).

Links to all festival opportunities: St Helens Commission, Sefton Commission, Knowsley Commission, Wirral Commission, Development Space, Open Call

Art in Liverpool are producing the four month festival with production partners including; Heart of Glass (St Helens), The Atkinson (Sefton), Williamson Art Gallery & Museum (Wirral), Knowsley Galleries & Museums (Knowsley), and Metal Liverpool (Liverpool)

Funded by Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council, VAiL and the above partners.