Night Contact, a new one-night photography and multimedia festival, is offering artists and photographers the chance to win one of three £1000 grants to part-fund new site specific work specially commissioned for the festival. The festival produced by [photography hub/platform] Contact Editions in partnership with creative network IdeasTap will take place in Dalston, east London, from dusk until midnight on 27 September.
As they say on their website in their request for new work…
On Friday 27th September, as darkness begins to fall, indoor and outdoor projections will pop up across a range of venues in Dalston, East London, beaming out inspiring artworks for one night only.
Supporting and promoting contemporary image making, Night Contact aims to bring together exciting and innovative photographic works that provoke or engage in conversations with other media, such as film, music and literature. All of the works will embrace the projection format, through experimental edits, collaborations with other artists, and the use of sound, narrative, movement, colour and rhythm.
Centred around Gillett Square, a specially installed bank of screens will show site-specific commissioned and curated work. There will be stalls, music, food and drink, with vouchers offering deals at local bars and eateries. Beyond the main square, the festival will break out into a trail of six satelllite venues, taking over the streets of Dalston across outdoor spaces, bars and music venues, each showing a programmed screening.
The majority of the work we show will come from open submissions; these will be accompanied by a curated programme to ensure a varied, engaging and inspiring final line-up.
Three £1,000 grants are available for the production of collaborative works, in addition to an open call out for submissions
We are delighted to announce that three £1,000 grants are available to part-fund three new works. As the projection format allows for flexibility in the work shown, enabling a cross-over of still & moving visual works and combinations of sound, text and image; we are inviting innovative collaborations between a photographer/artist using photography and an artist/creative from another background to produce new site-specific work for projection.We are asking for collaborative proposals to be submitted from a photographer/artist working with photography and a creative/artist from another background, with examples of previous work, to produce a piece of work to be shown across three HD screens in Gillett Square. The commissioned pieces may also be shown at other exhibitions or festivals after Night.…MORE HERE