Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Media Company Wanted for Belsay Hall Project

Maps and Skins media project

Fee: £16,200

Timescale: March – September 2007

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 28th February 2007
Interviews in Newcastle: Tuesday 6th March 2007

English Heritage and ISIS Arts are seeking to appoint an experienced media company that uses gaming technology to work with young people and a professional artist to produce an interactive game as part of a high profile exhibition at Belsay Hall in Northumberland.

Applicants will be expected to have the relevant media skills, an enthusiasm for working with young people from a hard-to-reach audience and proof of producing high quality work in this field.

An artist will also be appointed to deliver a workshop programme working directly with the young people at Belsay during April and May 2007. This work will be informed by the project proposal of the appointed media company. A separate budget and brief is available for the workshops and there is 30 artists days plus a budget for materials and equipment hire.

'Picture House'

English Heritage will be delivering its fifth major arts and design festival, 'Picture House', at Belsay Hall in May 2007. Belsay Hall is an 18th Century property managed by English Heritage, located near Ponteland in Northumberland.

Sixteen artists, designers and scenographers will each make new work for the rooms of Belsay Hall. Each new work will take as its basis the histories that lie within this extraordinary historic site. The results will form a major exhibition that will attract and widen the heritage audience and will present this historical site in an entirely new way.

Three of these artists are commissioned and curated by Dott 07 (Designs of the time 2007). Juha Huuskonen, the Finnish organiser of some of the most exiting and
innovative festivals for electronic art and subcultures in the world is curating these three commissions for Dott 07. This is an initiative of the Design Council and the regional development agency, One North East and is a year of community projects that explore how design can make a positive difference to our daily lives.

More info is available from the ISIS website:

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