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From: julie {AT} translatingnature.org
Date: September 24, 2013, 10:05:13 AM CDT
To: spectre {AT} mikrolisten.de
Subject: [spectre] Open Call for Curators working with data

I hope this may be of interest to some folk here, from

Data as Culture

In 2012 The Open Data Institute published a successful open call for
artists to submit data-driven artworks for display in their new premises.
The previous exhibition details can be found at theodi.org/culture.

Today we are excited to announce this open call for curators to apply for
funds to conceive and produce the next exhibition in the Data as Culture

The ODI is interested in creating a geographically dispersed exhibition.
Applicants may have the opportunity to collaborate with Lighthouse and
FutureEverything to create a multi-venue show. The curatorial framework
should be primarily designed to work within the ODIâs working environment
in central London, and potentially at Lighthouseâs space in Brighton, and
as a key part of FutureEverything Festivalâs programme in Manchester.

Some of the themes central to the work of the three venues include
globally connected networks, tools for unknown futures, and physical
manifestations of digital worlds, however, your proposal can extend beyond
these in any way that is data relevant.

Proposals can include: site-specific works, residency proposals,
exhibitions for single or multiple artists, new or existing works,
multi-site installations, participatory works, events - it really is your
call. Moving away from the more informative forms of data visualisation,
we are looking work that explores data as an art material in
extraordinary, seductive, inspiring, and/or critical ways.


In the first instance, please submit a 300 word description giving an
overview of your concept. We are interested in how the three venues will
be addressed, and which artists you are interested in working with. We
also require a 300 summary of your relevant experience, and some
supporting materials (with up to 3 URLs). The closing date for proposals
is 13th October 2013 (midnight).

Three proposals will be shortlisted and awarded Â500 to develop their idea
into a more detailed proposal, including a budget and production plan
(please note the relatively tight turnaround for this development work).
Further guidance will be provided.

The curator will be responsible for the management and production of the
exhibition, artist liaison, promotion, reporting, and documentation with
assistance from the ODI, Lighthouse, and FutureEverything.

Following interviews and a review by the selection committee, the selected
curator or curatorial team will be announced on 11th November 2013.

Please submit your proposal via the online application form:


Concept Development                           3 x Â500 (per shortlisted
Curation, Artist & Production Fees      Â   22,500 (fee allocation to be
agreed with the ODI)
Key Dates

20 September 2013 - Open Call announced
13 October 2013 - Call closes (midnight GMT)
18 October 2013 - Shortlisted curators notified
27 October 2013 - Proposal deadline (midnight GMT)
11 November 2013 - Curator announced
01 February 2014 - Installation at ODI
On-going Maintenance
Deinstallation (dates to be agreed)
Additional Dates

2014 - Installation at Lighthouse
March 2014 - FutureEverything Festival
Please direct all questions or comments to: julie.freeman {AT} theodi.org

Submissions will only be accepted via the online application form:

The Open Data Institute is catalysing the evolution of open data culture
to create economic, environmental, and social value. It helps unlock
supply, generates demand, creates and disseminates knowledge to address
local and global issues. Founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Sir
Nigel Shadbolt, and opened in December 2012, the ODI is an independent,
non-profit, non-partisan, limited by guarantee company. The ODI has
secured Â10 million over five years from the UK Government (via the UK
innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board), and $750,000 [&#8776;
Flowers at Prince William's wedding] from Omidyar Network, and is working
towards long-term sustainability through match funding and direct revenue.
With a 5,000 sq ft convening space based in the heart of London's thriving
Shoreditch area, and a global remit, we invite everyone interested in
developing Open Data to get in touch.

Lighthouse is a digital culture agency based in Brighton. They support,
commission and exhibit work by artists and filmmakers. Lighthouse creates
vibrant, inspirational programmes that show how important artists and
filmmakers are in a changing media landscape. They work with digital art
and moving image, which they present in their own venue in Brighton and
beyond, nationally and internationally. By supporting artists and
filmmakers, through commissioning, exhibition and professional
development, they demonstrate that digital culture is about more than
technology and tools; it is about ideas, emotion, learning, and
aesthetics. In the past 18 months, they have presented or co-produced solo
shows by David Blandy, The Otolith Group, Kutlug Ataman,Semiconductor,
Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Lynette Wallworth, and Trevor Paglen. They
have also shown work by Blast Theory, Invisible Flock, Rafael Lozano
Hemmer and over two dozen other artists.

FutureEverything is an internationally recognised R&D hub for digital
culture; they present industry conferences, innovation projects, artworks
and live experiences which showcase a digital future. For almost twenty
years FutureEverything has been at the heart of the digital debate,
inspiring thinkers, city makers, developers, coders, artists and musicians
to experiment and collaborate. Their activity cross-pollinates the arts,
innovation and future technology, and provides a framework for the digital
art sector both in the UK and abroad. The annual FutureEverything Festival
has been hailed by The Guardian as one of the top ten ideas festivals in
the world. For a short highlight film of the 2013 festival.

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