Proposal call out for a new grant established to support women moving image artists based in Aotearoa
Due 8th of February 2019.
RM supports and promotes new developments in the contemporary arts and we are excited to announce a new grant established to support emerging women moving image artists within Aotearoa. A total of $1000 will go towards the production of a moving image work that will be exhibited at RM Gallery at the end of October 2019.
This grant is a part of the RM Women’s Moving Image Archive project, which will endeavour to create an accessible online archive dedicated to highlighting women’s moving image in Aotearoa. It will showcase current and past work to the public, and aims to be a platform where emerging and contemporary moving image artists will contribute their work so that a comprehensive and contextual archive of women’s moving image in Aotearoa can be established. The project is a response to the continued marginalisation of women’s moving image, in which the seminal contributions of a diverse range of artists spanning decades has yet to be historicised or given due attention. Moving image – in its ephemerality and (apparent) lack of commodity value – often partially falls into oblivion, remaining under-seen, under-researched and largely inaccessible. The lack of a consistent archival platform dedicated to women’s moving image (and to indigenous, Pacifica, and LGBTQ moving image artists) is obvious, and this project seeks to slowly fill this fundamental gap. We hope this archive, in its endeavour to trace, catalogue, preserve, exhibit, and circulate, will be a useful tool for practitioners, artists, scholars, arts organisations, schools, and the wider public. We also hope for future archival projects in which the contributions of marginalized subjects to moving image will be highlighted, and are excited for the potential of this project to engage curators, writers, artists, researchers, archivists, and other galleries to branch out and profile this work.
In the form of an open call out, we encourage any woman working within the field of moving image to apply with a project proposal. We are not seeking to create thematic and/or conceptual boundaries, rather we are interested in supporting emerging moving image artists within their own practice, this includes those who work collaboratively or who would like to propose as a group.
Please include in your proposal:
A Written Statement (maximum of 500 words)
A written outline of your proposed work, with a background of the participants, your practice, and an overview of what you intend to create and present. We do not ask for a budget for the work, but an indication of how you intend to use the grant may benefit the proposal. As practising artists we understand that most work will tend to develop and diverge from what has been suggested within the proposal — we see the proposal as a starting point for a conversation with you; an introduction into a project that is still in the working phase.
Documentation of recent work would be appreciated. Performance, film, sound or video should be sent in as an appropriate digital file, or a link to a website where the work can be viewed.
An artist CV is not required. However applicants are free to include one.
Please include a contact phone number and email address.
Email applications as a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight 8th of February 2019.
Any further information or clarification can be sought from the RM Collective. Please email us at email@example.com
We look forward to reading your proposals!