Reframing the Past >>> Emerging Futures

What: A digital dialogue featuring Artists from Wales and Canada.

Who: Welsh or Wales based artists who work in any media but competent with digital media.

When: January – April 2022 – Monthly online discussions between artists sharing and developing ideas with input from mentors.

April – July 2022 – Digital collaborative works and outcomes.

August – Presentation of work as part of the IF Online Festival in Canada and the IFF Film festival with elysium gallery, Swansea.

Payments: There is an artist’s fee of £300 and a budget of £300 for materials

Details: History is a constantly shifting entity, requiring constant discussion and reappraisal to reflect our evolving attitudes and better frame our current circumstances. This experimental project will purposely pair artists with polar-opposite approaches to their art practices to provoke creative and aesthetic negotiations that explore cross-Atlantic relationships to history, power, and people.

This pilot project aims to strengthen artists voices, inspire, and influence national and international collaboration, and produce a forum through which to discuss and confront our nations intertwined, difficult histories, and to forge better futures.

Elysium gallery in partnership with IF / IICSI will commission 6 artists from Canada and Wales to work together, developing cross-Atlantic strategies to create critical and experimental new work online.  Through a series of monthly online artist discussions, we aim to create an innovative platform for creative collaborations that will evolve into developing ideas and creating new work (no longer than 10 minutes in duration) that will form part of Elysium’s contribution to IICSI’s IF Improvisation Festivals in 2022.

Apply: email us a short artist statement, detailing the subjects and themes that interest you in your work, and the themes you’d like to explore through this project (500 words max) CV including contact details, 4 JPEG images max and/or 2 Video links max

Deadline: November 27th 2021


Employer: elysium gallery