Spike Island

Bursaries for the creation of new moving image work

Spike Island and the Centre for Moving Image Research (CMIR) of the University of the West of England (UWE) are offering artists based in the South West two production bursaries of £1000 each for the creation of new moving image work.

Spike Film and Video will offer additional support in the form of sessions with a producer mentor and technical advice for the selected artists. It is intended that the finished work will be shown in a screening at Spike Island in 2016, on the CMIR website for an agreed period, and at other locations in consultation with the artist. CMIR will retain an archival copy of the work.

In addition, a bursary of £500 is being offered for a writer based in the South West to produce a piece of writing which engages imaginatively with any aspect of moving image practice.

Apply for a production bursary:

Please submit the following on a word doc or pdf (no more than two A4 pages, minimum type size 10 point):

a) Description of proposed artwork including intended duration

b) Draft budget

c) Timeline for production

d) Example of previous work (YouTube or Vimeo link)

CMIR and Spike Film and Video will provide technical advice and may be able to offer some additional technical support (technicians and equipment) at all stages of production. subject to availability.

We are keen that there is a 'research element' to the work and would like to put successful artists in contact with a researcher from UWE to document the process of creation of the artwork with the artist and reflect on the creation of the work through to exhibition and audience response.

Apply for a writing bursary:

Please submit the following on a word doc or pdf (no more than two A4 pages, minimum type size 10 point):

a) Outline of proposed text including intended length and your motivation for writing on this subject

b) Example/s of previous work

Applications will be accepted by email to sarah.sparke@uwe.ac.ukSelectors are Terry Flaxton and Sarah Sparke from CMIR, and Helen Legg and Ali Roche from Spike Island.

Timescale for both types of bursary:

Deadline for applications: Thursday 10 March 2016, 10 am

Selection announcement: w/c 14 March 2016