News: Augmented Reality Commission

CIT and Waterside are seeking to commission a new piece of work from an artist or artistic partnership using digital media to create augmented reality artwork(s) for the venue in Sale, Manchester during our Refract: 18 Festival in summer 2018.

REFRACT:18 is a special ten day programme featuring stimulating and unexpected work both in and outside the venue, asking audiences to see things differently.

This commission aims to create a piece of contemporary art focused AR content. The work(s) will be experienced outside of our gallery, so work may appear in one or more locations throughout the building.

The AR content may include video, animation, data visualisation or an abstract piece of contemporary art. The content needs to be accessible via freely available AR apps such as HP Reveal, Blippar and Holo.

The fee available is £1000 and finished work needs to be ready for the launch of our Refract 18 festival, 18th-28th July 2018.

To apply:

Please send us up to 200 words with an outline of what you hope to create.
Please send an artist’s statement up to 100 words.
Please include relevant web links, video links and / or up to 5 images of your other work (JPEG format, totalling no more than 2MB)
Email cit@watersidearts.org, using Refract AR in the subject header.

Fee: £1000
Deadline for submissions: 18th May 2018

Production deadline: Monday 9th July 2018

For more information or to arrange a site visit, please contact our Festival Curator, Mario Popham on the above email address.

This commission opportunity is supported by Arts Council England.