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Brighton Digital Festival Opportunities: Arts Commissions for 2015

 Brighton Digital Festival is incredibly pleased to announce two new artistic commissioning opportunities for the 2015 Festival, which will run fromSeptember 1st to 27th this year. These two new commissioning strands have been developed to support artists, technologists and contemporary creative practitioners to produce ambitious new work for the 2015 Festival.

Prior commissions by the Festival have supported artworks such as Oliver Hein’s kinetic multimedia installation Hidden Lines, and Joseph Young’s subversive yet earnest exploration of democracy in Revolution #10. As the Festival continues to grow, the depth and scope of the arts commissions is being ever expanded to reflect the diverse nature of contemporary arts practice, and increase the opportunities for the Festival to support artists in producing new works.

Arts & Technology Commissions

The Festival has increased the Arts & Technology Commissions for 2015, now offering up to £8,000 to artists and creative technologists to produce ambitious interdisciplinary work that explores the intersection of arts, technology, and society. More information can be found in the full brief for the Arts & Technology Commission. (http://www.brightondigitalfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/BDF-2015-Arts-and-Technology-Commissions-Brief.pdf).

newforms Commissions

Supporting emerging artist and collectives, 2015 will see the premier of the newforms commissions, which will award £3,500 to produce new work that presses against or transcends boundaries between art and digital culture. More information can be found in the full brief for the newforms Commissions. (http://www.brightondigitalfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/BDF-2015-newforms-commissions-Brief.pdf)

The deadline for applications on both commission strands is Midnight on Sunday 28th of June 2015. Questions or comments? You can reach us at @DigitalBrighton or contact arts@brightondigitalfestival.co.uk with all inquiries.

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